Spring will finally be here on March 20th, at least on the calendars. The weather here in London has been very temperamental, and while we can be glad there is no snow, we have been putting up with any combination of sun, rain, wind and even hail (yes, today there was hail about two hours ago). Dreadful.

Nevermind that though, The Old Cinema is determined to have a good time with or without the good weather, so we have started stocking up on furniture ready for the warmth and sun, when they finally arrive for the party.

To start, we have these lovely retro metal deck chairs painted in three bright colors and one dull one (hey, every party has at least one dude sitting in the corner with his arms folded, right?), and priced at £55 each, they cant be missed.

These vintage french cafe style pieces would look great in your back garden under the awning (hmm is that a British word? Its the same thing as a canopy to provide shade). Not pictured is a high backed chair in the same wicker material. Prices per piece range from £55-175.

I guarantee you won't get a better bargain than this set here. £68 for the table and the chairs for £28 each! If you do your maths thats less than £200 for the whole kit!

On the more industrial end of things, we have two 80s steel framed chairs with canvas seat and back. Theyre very rough and tumble looking, which I think only adds to their appeal. £28 each.

      Next to those chairs is a piece that ought to be glued to the floor since it's been in the shop for so long. Here we have a rather stout looking chair that looks like it would rather eat you than be sat on, it's actually quite special. Im a huge Bogey fan (thats Humphrey, not the mucous kind... grow up!) and have almost all of his films on DVD, naturally one of those being Casablanca. If you havent seen the film, Bogarts character is an American guy named Rick who owns a restaurant in the city. Out on the patio of the restaurant are some metal chairs, THE EXACT SAME as the one we have here in the shop! It's a genuine 1940s chair and is actually very comfy when you sit on it. Have a look at the film still to compare.

For my last trick, I present to you an amazing 1950s/60s French foosball table. This one is a real treat to play, and would be perfect inside your house or out in the garden on a hot evening when you have friends over for a BBQ. The men are cast metal and have a great feel to them when you strike the ball. Team-wise, you've got the Stamford Bridge boys vs. the Gunners. Take your pick!

Until next time, get those shorts on!

-Adam Yankee.


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