Exclusive first look inside new Romford nightclub Atik
PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 July 2018
It's the end of an era for a Romford nightclub after it closed it's doors for the last time before undergoing a complete refurbishment.
Fiction nightclub in Havana Close - that had previously been the Odeon cinema - closed on Friday (July 21) and will re-open today (July 27) as ATIK.
A host of DJ’s, singers and celebs are expected to be at the club across the opening weekend.
The new night spot will have three distinct rooms: ATIK will showcase the very best in light and sound technology; Vinyl is aimed at those who enjoy classic pop and Curve, a luxurious new room with an intimate atmosphere, will play the latest RnB chart hits.
Taking the headline spot in the new Curve room, is DJ and producer Mike Delinquent.
He will be joined by 90s pop group, S Club 3, who are performing in the retro room, Vinyl, on a new illuminated dance-floor, under dozens of glitter balls.
On Saturday night (July 28), former X-Factor runner up and JLS member Marvin Humes, will be taking to the decks in the main room, with 80s throwback TV presenter and DJ, Pat Sharp playing pop classics in Vinyl the following week on Saturday, August 4.
Fiction opened in 2013 and has welcomed over a million customers through its doors, and new general manager Graham Tuach said: “People have lots of happy memories of Fiction and we’re looking forward to a farewell party. But we also can’t wait to reveal ATIK to our customers and get the party started over the opening weekend.
“We are confident they’re going to love it!”
The investment is being carried out by The Deltic Group, and is creating 25 additional jobs.
Graham, who has recently joined the group has worked in the industry for over 14 years, having started his club life as a glass collector.
He added: “Essex has a great reputation for nightlife and Romford leads the way. It deserves the very best we can offer in terms of a clubbing experience and I’m excited to lead a team to deliver a fantastic venue for existing and new customers.”