Sheffield's Roxy Disco - can you remember city's much-loved nightclub? PICTURE GALLERY
It was loved and loathed in equal measure - but Sheffield's Roxy Disco was a city institution for many years.
By Darren Burke
Friday, 1st February 2019, 11:16 am
Updated Friday, 1st February 2019, 11:18 am
The towering white building on Arundel Gate was a weekly draw for thousands of Sheffield clubbers.
Dancing the night away, episodes of The Hitman and Her and the infamous over 25s 'grab a granny' night, we've dipped back into the archives to relive the heady days of the Roxy. Is that alright for youse?
At one time, the club was owned by Geordie entrepreneur Barry Noble, who infamously advertised the club with his "is that alright for youse?" catchphrase.
Queues form outside the club in the late 80s.
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The club attracted big name singers in its heyday - as well as TV cameras from The Hitman and Her
Late night TV clubbing show The Hitman and Her, presented by Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan, was a regular visitor to Roxy.
After its closure, the club fell into disrepair for several years
The venue's glowing red sign could be seen for miles around.
The club was the place to end a night out in Sheffield in the 80s and 90s.
The Hitman and Her cameras capture a dance contest in 1988.
Music mogul Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan hosted the late night clubbing show which came from clubs across Britain.
The club was known for its impressive lighting rigs and huge dancefloor.
Music mogul Pete Waterman greets clubbers outside the Roxy.
There was often no room for manoeuvre on the packed dancefloor
Before becoming the Roxy, the venue was previously the Top Rank suite
The club was perched on top of a car park
The Hitman and Her was shown in the 'after the pub' slot in the early hours on ITV in the 80s and 90s.
The club might not have been much to look at from the outside, but inside it was party central.
What are your memories of the club?
The club attracted many big name singers in the 80s and 90s - many of them from Pete Waterman's PWL stable.
In its Top Rank days, the club hosted ballroom dancing contests.
For a time, the Roxy became a church.
Work gets underway to transform the Roxy into the O2 Academy
The huge dancefloor is transformed after a church moved into the venue.
Changes take place inside the club after its closure as a night spot.
Kylie Minogue performed at the venue - here she is in 1988.