The Knifesmithgate nightspot opened for the first time in August 1990.
Excitable party-goers had been talking about its imminent arrival for months before.
Many of our readers say they had their ‘best nights ever’ at Xanadu.
These great pictures have been provided by Neil Anderson, author of The Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1990s Chesterfield (this brilliant book can be bought at www.dirtystopouts.com).
Neil said: “The 1990s was a truly memorable period for Chesterfield.
“Xanadu was a big hit in the town centre.
“It was a sprawling place which boasted five bars and had a capacity of 1,200 people.
“There’s no doubt the venue helped shape the nightlife of Chesterfield in the 1990s.
“It is missed!”