The move followed a legal case with administrators Ernst & Young.
Thomas plans to re-brand the sites — Oceana in Milton Keynes, Project in Norwich, plus Jumpin Jaks and Liquid in Maidstone, Kent — as Wonderland, Wonderworld and new concept The Theatre.
X-Leisure lost a claim to recoup almost £300,000 in unpaid rent from Ernst & Young, the administrator of nightclub group Luminar.
Ernst & Young sought to have the leases of the four properties owned by X-Leisure switched to Luminar’s new owner
Ranimul 2, now trading as Luminar Group, the firm led by Peter Marks, on renegotiated terms.
But X-Leisure brought proceedings seeking forfeiture, freeing it to assign the leases to preferred tenant, We Are Dance.