Roxy Disco Sheffield: 7 pictures to take you back to the legendary nightclub's heyday

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The Roxy Disco name once lit up the cubic shaped building on Arundel Gate in the 70s and 80s.

It was owned by Brian Noble who used a popular phrase “is that alright for ya?”

The building is know today as the 02 Academy but has had numerous names over the decades including Top Rank, Steelys and of course Roxy Disco.

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Between being the Roxy and O2 Academy it also had a brief spell as St Thomas’s Church.

The Roxy’s famous Miss Rock Glam competition.The Roxy’s famous Miss Rock Glam competition.
The Roxy’s famous Miss Rock Glam competition.

Built in 1968, the building was part of a huge complex sitting on Arundel Gate and Pond Street which also encompassed the Top Rank Suite and cinema which at one time was the biggest nightclub in Europe attracting acts from all over the world.

The club was laid out over two floors with a large stage on the ground floor,.

It was visited by Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan for their popular show Hitman and Her in the 80s and 90s.

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Meanwhile, the Yard Of Ale contest was a popular challenge among many revellers.

A new nightspot called Roxy Ball Room has opened this week at the iconic Telephone House building, but here we are taking a look back at the original.