Studio 54 invites you to a party in the 1980s

Opened in 1977, Studio 54 continues to hold up as an emblem of late 1970s exclusivity and disco decadence.


After Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager sold the club in 1981, it still attracted crowds—though not quite the way it did during its heyday.


Instead of velvet ropes keeping people out, the club seemed to do everything they could to pack patrons in, apparently by hosting very mainstream events and giveaways.

It looks like anyone and their guest who could pay the $8-$12 gained entry.


A party for the premiere of The Search for Spock? It doesn’t sound like the movie is even part of the itinerary.


The club closed for good in 1991, long after its cache was over.

These party invites are part of the digital collection of the Museum of the City of New York.

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7 Responses to “Studio 54 invites you to a party in the 1980s”

  1. ReadingOtherPeople Says:

    Reblogged this on Reading Other People.

  2. Studio 54 Welcomes You – UpOut Blog Says:

    […] get what I’m throwing down, check out these awesome reminders of Studio 54’s heyday. These invitations to some of their killer parties are preserved forever courtesy of the digital collection of the Museum of the City of New […]

  3. Simply Splendid Food Says:

    Amazing – the club scene…where to be seen! Our Yorkville ‘village’ in Toronto is gone too. What do people do now?

  4. Andrew Porter Says:

    The Star Trek invitation is part of the Star Trek convention held in New York City in 1984. Otherwise, there’s no relation to Studio 54.

  5. Chee Eff Says:

    Somewhere in my sock drawer is the business-card sized card we were all given at Jerry Rubin’s Wednesday ‘Networking’ evening mixers in 1983. Business-type young professionals were supposed to come in and swap cards and meet new faces, and if desired, stick around for the dancing etc etc.
    Met my first wife there on the dance floor…

  6. The 1984 murder of a Studio 54 “miss party girl” | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] But her true place in the city seemed to be on the dance floor at Studio 54. […]

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