Many Wycombeites (is that a thing?) will remember the beloved Palace Cinema in Frogmoor.

It played host to hundreds of people who queued up to see the latest films and teenagers gathering to see performances on Sunday nights.

But the cinema also featured a large room on the first floor, which was used as a dance studio and, at a different time, a café.

And members of the BFP’s We Grew Up in Wycombe Facebook group reminisced about learning to dance at the well-known studio, with many fondly remembering their ballroom dancing lessons.

In response to a question asked by Bruce Beal, Sharon Clarke said she had ballroom dancing lessons there around 1972/73, as did Jenny Priest, Maggie Ashton and Caroline Stulgaitis.

Vivienne Green said her husband used to go there, while Pip Wray also said she had ballroom dancing lessons in the late 70s.

Lorraine Amor wrote: “My mum and dad went there for years. In their later years they were part of the sequence dance group. I also went there for a few weeks during the Saturday Night Fever days”, while Susan Bell commented: “I do remember it but never went to it. My husband however did Saturday Night Fever style lessons there I believe. Those were the days eh?!”

Elaine Riddle added: “I did ballroom dance lessons there as well – around late ‘70s. [I] Remember going downstairs afterwards and buying blackjack and drumsticks from the cinema foyer while I waited for Mum to pick me up.”

And Lorna Haywood said: “[I went too] with a friend for a few weeks. But we were the youngest by about 40 years so went to the Red Cow next door. Much more our age group...about 16.”

Jeanette Brinton commented: “I had ballroom dancing lessons there on a Saturday morning must have been early 70s. I was never very good, but I remember I did enjoy it.”

Brenda Thomas said she remembered helping Derek [Barlow] on a Saturday night and with some lessons in the week in the late 60s, while Margaret Harman wrote: “Me and my mate Judy went for dance classes on a Saturday morning with Derek Barlow.”

Jennifer Davies recalled her and her then-husband-to-be having Latin-American lessons in 1964, while Lesley Foster remembered Saturday Night Fever lessons.

Shelagh Pile wrote: “I remember it well. My then to-be – we went there for a meal with his sister and her boyfriend then to The Bell to celebrate which was quite an event as I was only sixteen.

“A few years after that I went with my sister to dancing lessons there which, as married women, was quite daring then. How times have changed.”

Lorraine Akerman recalled: “I had dance lessons there as a child...loved my heeled silver strappy sandals. We danced to chirpy chirpy cheep cheep”, while Nigel Draper said his parents went to the studio for dance lessons in the 1970s.

Helen Thompson added: “Yes, my husband and went there, remember always dancing to Mississippi. Loved it,” while Ann Montague Hall commented: “I remember having ballroom dancing lessons there, back in late 60s early 70s.

“They always finished lesson playing Sugar Sugar by The Archies.”

A number of members also remembered the café, with Margaret Harman writing: “Remember having a pot of tea and a slice of toast in palace cafe very posh”, while Brian Slater commented: “I remember those days. Also remember the café there, we used to go there on Sunday nights before pictures started.”

Jean Smithson said: “And the café above where we met after church to have coffee and a natter with the All Saints Club.”

The Palace Cinema was demolished in the 1980s. The Chilterns Centre now stands in its place.