Hello Again!

Thank you to all of you for follwing the Old Cinema Blog thus far.  I promise in the New Year that the posts will be much more regular instead of the usual once a month at the moment.

I wish all of you a fab Christmas and a healthy New Year

All the very best,



Hello again! Its been a while since Ive updated around here due to being extremely busy socialising...holidaying....ah the life of an Old Cinema Staffer is a good one.

No fears though, Im back on track and here to bring you some new additions to the shop: Original Cinema Posters.

Our resident media man Will Hanness has just brought in some beautifully framed cinema posters ready to hang on your walls. The posters are linen backed on archival paper and range from £200-800 each. The photos dont do these posters justice (glare is a photographers worst nightmare, and with no polarizing lens, its practically hopeless to get a decent shot!). We have about 10 posters in at the moment and should expect more in future dates. Come in to the shop and have a browse!


 Tuesday, December 15th is our Pilot TV Show with local resident Paul Ham as Ben Scruise! The event kicks off at 7pm and there is late night shopping with 15% off everything in the shop! Be sure to stop in!



There was a time when flight was incredible to us. Aviation was exciting and the ideas of flying around the world to exotic places in chic airliners was massively appealing. Lets face it, flight was sexy.

But over the years, technolgies changed, ( for the better, Im not sure, but I'm not much of a realist when it comes to class and style of objects anyway), so alot of the great airliners line Braniff and Pan Am went the way of the airline junkyard.

Luckily for you, The Old Cinema has brought the work Stephen Burrows on board. Stephen is pulling the golden age of flight from the history books and into your very own home by taking parts from disused airliners, buses and submarines and bringing them back to life in new and innovative ways. He creates sidetables, mirrors, lighting and furniture out of these machines, not to mention he carries vintage studio lighting as well. The following photos are just a small example of what he has in the shop. Its affordable too, with prices ranging as low as £150 up to £2400, theres something for everybody. Soak in the following photos, then come have a browse on the 1st floor for yourself.

A special thank you to the Google Life Archives and Flickr user dimsumranch for the stock photos. Photos of Stephens goods taken by Yours Truly.

See you in the shop,


Halloween is only a week away, and since most of us cant go out collecting sweets and chocolate any longer (although really, is 24 too old for me to still go out? I wonder...), and the great deal of clubs will be spitting out the same homogenized fancy dress parties, why not invite a few of your closest friends over for a meal as a good excuse to display these little guys:

These are a set of early 20th century solid silver place holders made into spider webs with little spiders in the centre, by the legendary Harrods. Each spider has a little grin on his face as well. The detail on these is incredible, and each one is hallmarked underneath. The 'webbing' is incredibly delicate and is as pliable as a piece of embroidering thread. At a £110 for the set, they are surely the best treat for yourself this Halloween.



Greetings all! It appears Christmas has come early for all of you, as we received all of our new goods from America today... a whole containers worth (It seems Im not the only piece of genuine Americana around here anymore) Now dont get too antsy, form an orderly queue, theres plenty to go around, but when its gone... its gone for good! While most of the pieces need to be tidied up and made ready to be sold to all of you (and maybe for me too!), i'll tell you now to pop in sooner than later as there are some real gems ready to go right now.

Heres a little taster of what Santa brought this October:

And theres plenty more to be unpacked!

There will be plenty of American goodies floating through the shop for a good while now, so if theres something you are particularly interested in, add yourself to the wishlist on the main website, or leave a comment and Ill see what I can do for ya.

See you in the shop,


Hello all and welcome to the new blog for The Old Cinema!

Here you will find a great variety of news, views, and personal favorites in the shop from me, Adam. A year ago I moved from the States to London, and am brand new to the shop, where I am often so lovingly referred to as ' The Yankee' by my fellow colleagues.

The purpose of this blog will be to keep my fellow readers updated on whats happening here at The Old Cinema, including any upcoming events, features in the media, or any items in the shop I find particularly interesting (read: amazingly cool) that aren't included on the main website (and there are lots of those!).

As a matter of fact, one of our items was featured in the October issue of Company magazine. There was a special Alice In Wonderland shoot with Peaches Geldof in which one of our early 20th century glass bottles is used! These are available in the shop for £65 each:

So be sure to add the blog to your favorites, expect regular posts and be sure to stop by the shop to say hello!


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