It was 38 years ago that The Galaxy Club first opened its doors in Rylands as a family-orientated joint.
Inspired by the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, the Galaxy Disco Restaurant started in December 1978 and has evolved over the decades.
Owner and CEO, Kantie Patel recalls the R2 cover charge and five-course meals at R7.50 and limitations to accommodate only 200 people.
The nightclub has now moved with the times, entertains 1000 people and is still the most famous nightclub Capetownians flock to weekend after weekend.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
Disco music was a craze and the timing was just perfect.— Kantie Patel, Owner and CEO of The Galaxy Club
The focus was on food. We had small dance floor, a couple of lights, mirror ball and a little sound system.— Kantie Patel, Owner and CEO of The Galaxy Club
It was also during the very exciting times of political change in the country.— Kantie Patel, Owner and CEO of The Galaxy Club
It was in the eighties that nightclubbing was really part of your diet. If you didn't book your table a week before time, you didn't stand a chance.— Kantie Patel, Owner and CEO of The Galaxy Club