Partying the 1980s away at The Saint

Opened in 1980 in the same building that previously housed vaulted rock club the Fillmore East on Second Avenue and Sixth Street, The Saint featured a 5,000 square foot dance floor and planetarium-like dome.

It must have been something, because it’s one of those legendary places that 80s-era clubgoers are still raving about, even though the party has been over since 1988.

This 1986 ad appeared in the now-defunct neighborhood monthly East Village Eye. A bank branch exists at The Saint’s location today.

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2 Responses to “Partying the 1980s away at The Saint”

  1. Ricky Says:

    The Saint was a huge place, where the DJ booth was on it’s own self-leveling platform, so it wasn’t effected by the movements of the dance floor, which could hold 2000 people. The sound system was set up so the timing of the music, echoing off the walls and throughout the balcony (where you can only pretend to imagine what was happening) would be in sync with the speakers on the floor. All in all it was a wild scene in a more innocent time.

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