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Vecchio: Tijuana’s Trendy New Nightclub

Former “Cine Bujazán” has evolved and brings magic to the new generations

June 16, 2012.  By Alexandra Mendoza.  Reprinted with permission from SanDiegoRed.com.

It was once the largest, most elegant movie theater of its time, but now, the iconic spot on Constitución Avenue in Tijuana, will house what is said to be one of the most innovative clubs in the region.

After three years of planning, “Vecchio”, which means “antique” in Italian, finally opened its doors last Friday; a venture entirely from Tijuana, its main goal is bringing to new generations the magic that lived for decades in the “Cine Bujazán”.

Since its beginnings, this project has raised a lot of expectations south of the border and people were particularly curious to know how the features of the characteristic building would be used. Located in downtown Tijuana, Vecchio offers a unique concept in entertaining.

“The idea was to create a cutting-edge concept with an eclectic style” asserted Cynthia Valadez architect in charge of the club’s design “we wanted to salvage what this important place meant for Tijuana, something that attracted locals and people from far away back in the day” she added.

Established in 1951, Bujazán Movie Theater was one of the most important cinemas in the country, presenting black and white films, color motion pictures and plays as well as festivals and even official government addresses.

True to the intended scheme, the nightclub located in the previous theater lobby, kept the original building structures and spiced them up with a modern touch and a stunning set of lights that is sure to have a name of its own. The light set, brought from Bulgaria, uses LED technology to save energy without sacrificing any part of the show to be had every weekend.

The spot where 60 years ago was the movie screen will continue to be part of Multikulti, a separate notion from Vecchio which main focus is holding concerts, this area won’t be open for the clubbers.

One of the place’s strong points will be offering quality service for all of the clients according to Aarón Rangel, Marketing Manager of Vecchio “We want to make that commitment to attendees, give them a special service that makes them come back” he added.

“Every night around 30 people will be ready to cater to clubbers’ needs” said Rangel.

With this, they expect to raise the bar and deliver a club suited to aid the reactivation of Downtown Tijuana attracting more tourism to the region.

“With Vecchio we want to present a different concept to locals and people from out of town” commented Fernando Hernández, Vecchio’s Director.

Music will be left in the hands of 3 home DJs in addition to artistic guests every once in a while. Encompassing all electronic genres Dj Fries, Damian Wolf and Dj Mark will be in charge of setting the vibe every night.

The bar will offer flavored beers and molecular drinks as well as the traditional cocktails and beverages at reasonable prices.

With a capacity for 320 people, Vecchio Night Club, located on Constitución Avenue #1337, Downtown, will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 pm to 4 am.

Its first grand event is scheduled for June 21 with Tj act Nortec Collective. There will be no extra cost; with the cover charge people will get admission to the performance, said organizers. In addition, attendees can book a table at 01152 664-638-4002.

editorial@sandiegored.com

Original text by Alexandra Mendoza

Translations by Karen Balderas Licea

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