Our Sale starts on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January 12-5pm, everything in the shop will be discounted by at least 10% and many items up to 30% off.  Come and grab your unique bargain!
Opening times during the holidays as follows:


28th: 10am - 5pm
29th: 10am - 5pm
30th: 10am - 5pm
31st: - 10am - 5pm


2nd: 12 - 5pm (SALE STARTS!)
3rd:  10am - 6pm (As normal)

Have a wonderful New Year xx


28th: 10am - 5pm
29th: 10am - 5pm
30th: 10am - 5pm
31st: - 10am - 5pm


2nd: 12 - 5pm (SALE STARTS!)
3rd:  10am - 6pm (As normal)

With very little time to get your Christmas gifts, The Old Cinema is your one stop shop for everyone on your list. Here's a few ideas to get you started. We have a fantastic range of mid-century glassware and vases, including vintage and retro pottery from West Germany, Italy and Scandanavia .

Our upcycled spoon rings come in a variety of sizes and designs, each one is completely unique!

Know someone who is still a kid at heart? This original 1940s American tricycle might get their wheels spinning!

How about a music enthusiast? This original 1960s Seeburg wall mounted jukebox upcycled into a lamp, paired with a 'love record' may be their hearts desire!

They'll be over the moon (or is that over Saturn?) with this original 1930s glass and chrome planet lamp.

What we all really want to do this Christmas is just kick back and relax, and what better place to do this than in the comfort of your own home in this vintage leather wingback armchair and matching ottoman.

In other news, a new member of the OC team has decided to join us, no CV required! This little fox was found sleeping on one of our vintage trolley carts outside, and he has been there all day! We hope he stays a while! Warm milk and a blanket should persuade him xxx

Today is 1st December, only 24 days until Christmas! Haven't started your shopping yet? Stuck for ideas? We've got a great selection to suit everyone on your list. We have a fantastic range of vintage crystal and glassware dating from Victorian to 1970s.

Our display cases are packed full of Scandanavian, English, and American vintage jewellery and accessories, including upcycled spoon rings and a very rare Art Deco shagreen clutch!

Our Indian jewellery is very popular at the moment, and stock is updated weekly, so if you think you have missed out on that ring you were after, check back soon!

 We just received a large selection of original 1930s-1950s Ronson cigarette lighters, French champagne buckets and cocktail shakers. We also have some fantastic American mid-century glassware for those numerous holiday parties!

And don't forget that our late night shopping event happens next Thursday from 5pm until 9pm, featuring the Matey Institutes' 'One Hour Plays'! This is an event not to be missed, and we hope to see you there!

From the men's room of a seedy American dive bar, this vintage vending machine once offered a variety of life-changing sex toys. It's original contents might have made good stocking fillers this Christmas but unfortunately it was empty on arrival at The Old Cinema.  At least we are left with some amazing retro graphics and cheeky slogans to cheer you up this winter.  Check it out... xx


We are proud to announce that on Thursday 8th December we will host our annual late night Christmas shopping event, a special evening featuring the very unique 'One Hour Plays' by The Matey Institute. You the audience can participate in this interactive piece of theatre! Come and enjoy drinks and nibbles from 5pm, performance at 7pm, we will be open until 9pm.

We hope you will join us!

- Adam

Drawing ever closer to the holiday season, The Old Cinema is once again preparing for its annual late night Christmas shopping event.  This year we will be featuring the 'One Hour Plays' by the Matey Institute, where an entire performance including the storyline and costumes are created and performed within 60 minutes. The actors rely on your guidance to create the story, and as soon as the first suggestion is uttered, the countdown begins! The script will be projected onto the wall in real time, and a seamstress will be on hand using a vintage Singer sewing machine, just to add to the excitement.

The performance begins at 7pm and will run for an hour of course! Drinks and nibbles will be provided, and we will be open until 9pm. More details will be available near the end of the month.

For more info on The One Hour Plays, please visit:


We hope to see you then!

The 'Rag and Bone Man' was the name given to traders who once travelled the city streets collecting used and unwanted scraps to turn into saleable products. A pioneer of upcycling, The Rag and Bone Man is a vintage upcycling company that sources old, unwanted parts from various machinery around east London to create fabulous lighting and seating. Some of the parts come from vintage motorcycles and tractors, as well as mechanic's tools which would have been used to repair these now defunct machines.

     The detailing on each piece is superb. The lamps are fitted with brand new cloth covered wires that resemble spark plug wiring. The pieces are lacquered to protect them from corrosion, and even the welds are aged to create a uniform look.
     Each lamp has its own unique operational functions, including ratcheting spanners to adjust angle and height. All of the parts are still useable, so if you fancy getting your old BSA up and running again, the shades can be reused for your engine casing covers!
 Every piece comes with its own unique ID number and date of production, which are hand stamped!

This stool was designe using parts from many different sources, including a vintage tractor, machinery pulleys and gears, water pipes and bicycle pedals to create a truly unique look.We have all of these pieces available in the shop, and they really should be seen to truly be appreciated!

For more information, please visit their website and blog:




We have a terrifying collection of relics from abandoned hospitals and mental asylums. In America, these derelict institutions were often converted to haunted houses for local entertainment - I never had the courage to visit them during the Halloween season! Our display includes a vintage classroom skeleton, which has been upcycled into a feature display light, using LED's in the eyes and spinal column. There is a dentist's chair, medical cabinet, anatomy poster and St. Pauls Hospital sign. We even have a very early 20th century set of syringes and dozens of French chemists bottles. Creepy!

 This upcycled chandelier was created using a massive Pyrex chemical vial turned upside down!

 If you are planning your own Halloween display or party, all of these items, as well as these vintage glove moulds, are available to purchase. See you in the shop!

     This week The Old Cinema received its latest US shipment. The 40 foot container arrived and was packed full of fantastic pieces of vintage Americana. I've already spotted some fantastic industrial desks, tables and storage units, as well as dozens of vintage crates, chairs and much more tucked away in boxes, yet to be unpacked (I had a peek and found two mint condition 1940's black typewriters in full working order!). From now until Christmas, we will also be unpacking some fantastic vintage American glassware for the holiday festivities soon to come.

See you in the shop,


The desk of a lifetime. Designed by Stephen Burrows and created using the parts of a British Aerospace model 146, this incredible piece of  upcycled  furniture nears artwork status. Each part of the aluminium frame was stripped of its original paint and laboriously hand polished to a mirror-like finish. The 1cm glass is hand cut to match the streamlined, aerodynamic shape of the airplane and finished with a polished edge. The desk is on castors for ease of movement.

Stephen creates many other fantastic pieces of upcycled furniture and accessories with an aerodynamic theme, including coffee tables and mirrors from the panels of 747 jumbo jets. His space is located on the first floor of our shop. Alternatively, please visit his website at www.stephenburrows.co.uk

If you are considering replacing the fireplace in your home, then look no further than English Fireplaces, whose London showroom is located on the first floor of The Old Cinema. Displaying with us for over 5 years, English Fireplaces will not only provide you with your fireplace, they manage your project from start to finish. From the initial surveyors inspection to complete installation, English Fireplaces guide you every step of the way.

     English Fireplaces carry a wide variety of fireplace surrounds, and have approximately 200 in stock at any given time, allowing them to have your fireplace installed within one week. Can't see a surround that suits you? Perhaps you have seen an original Victorian surround in a friends home and would love to have it in yours? English Fireplaces can create any surround you desire.

     All of English Fireplaces surrounds, inserts and baskets come with a guarantee. If you change your mind, all items can be returned for a full refund in their unused condition. Whether you are near London or Hampshire, please come and see us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, have a look at English Fireplaces website: www.englishfireplaces.co.uk

You know the feeling when you see that special someone and your heart skips a beat? Well if you tried to play any of these vinyl on a phonograph, the same thing would happen! Designed by artist Keith Haynes, each of these love hearts are laser cut from vintage 7 inch records. Well known artists including The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, T. Rex, and many more, each track bearing the word 'love' in its' title. Get in the 'groove' and pick one up this weekend! xxx

The Old Cinema is proud to welcome Northwest Eight Antiques to our ground floor showroom. Joss Macdonald and Virginia Hover Millar have been dealing in antiques for over 20 years and had a shop in Church Street, NW8, for the past 11 years.

Northwest Eight sells an eclectic mix of English and French 19th and 20th century objects and furniture, and they will be bringing in new stock on a weekly basis. Come in and check out their latest offerings!

This week we had a visit from the lovely people at Topshop looking to purchase a few bits for their new store in Westfield, Stratford City.
Recently opened, the new £1.45bn centre has over 300 shops, 70 restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, three hotels, a bowling alley and the UK's largest casino.  Their favourite items include:

As you can see from the photos they went with a very industrial style theme. I loved the fantastic 1950's aluminium and beech work bench they bought and bet it looks great in the new store.

See if you can spot any of these bits if you go in!

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