The first Limelight was opened in Hollywood, Florida in the 70s. When it burned to the ground in the late 70s, Peter Gatien turned to Atlanta for his next incarnation of Limelight. The next Limelight (nicknamed Slimelight) was opened in Atlanta in February 1980. It was housed in a strip mall in the former home of the Harlequin Dinner Theatre. In 1983, Gatien relocated to New York to open another Limelight club, and his brother Maurice was given the reins of the Atlanta club. The club was located next to a 24-hour Kroger grocery store, which became known, affectionately, as "Disco Kroger."
The Limelight was featured in The Slugger's Wife
starring Rebecca De Mornay
was played by Dylan McDermott
in the documentary Party Monster
starring Macaulay Culkin
and Seth Green