Shop snoop around The Old Cinema. If you love antique, vintage and retro furniture, you’ll enjoy snooping around this magnificent store located on Chiswick High Road. Situated in a former Edwardian picture palace this amazing emporium boasts 10,000 square feet of space brimming with furniture, lighting and home accessory gems. If you’re looking for a fantastic vintage furniture shop, antique furniture London or mid-century modern design classics, you must visit The Old Cinema.

the old cinema, interior view from staircase

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Favourite Five Pieces from the Old Cinema

To give you an idea of the fantastic pieces you’ll discover in this shop, I’ve picked out five items to share with you. I love this Oak Haberdasher Shop Unit which is straight out of a Mr Selfridge TV Show set. If only I had the room at home, I would snap this up in an instant. You get sixteen compartments with flip-down glass fronts and four larger drawers at the bottom. It’s ideal for a dressing room or a vintage bedroom. The measurements are 190cm high, 94cm wide and 50cm in depth – £1350.

the old cinema, oak haberdashery shop unit

Oak Haberdashery Shop Unit

The Vintage LP Cupboard is adorable. It’s perfect for storing your LP or 12” records, remember those? If you don’t have any prized vinyl, you can always use this cabinet in your living room for general storage purposes. Or perhaps you could put it to good use in your dining room to house your crockery. The patterned doors are gorgeous and groovy! Measurements are 76cm high, 73cm wide and 38cm in depth – £250-350.

the old cinema, vintage lp cupboard

Vintage LP Cupboard

For a bright three-seater sofa you might want to sink right into this re-upholstered Denmark settee from 1970. With individual back and seat cushions and exquisite piping around the edges, it is rather ravishing. In a distinctive yellow colour, it will undoubtedly make your guests sit up and take notice. The measurements are 80cm high, 200cm wide and 83cm in depth – £1100.

the old cinema, denmark three seat sofa

Denmark Yellow Upholstered Three Seater Sofa

Look out for the quirky collection of lamps made from an assortment of items like a gas mask, cricket balls, binoculars, cameras and more. This Upcycled Accordion Lamp is a brilliant gift for a music lover or for anyone who wants to fill their home with curiosity objects. The measurements are 46cm high, 41cm wide and 23cm in depth – £365.

the old cinema, upcylced accordion lamp

Upcycled Accordion Lamp

In terms of smaller pieces, you might want to treat yourself to a couple of industrial hand moulds. These are perfect for display in a curiosity cabinet or to hang your jewellery on. They had quite a few of these in white so you could group a few together – £58.

the old cinema, industrial white glove moulds

Vintage Glove Moulds

The Old Cinema Shop and Stock

As the shop name suggests, this store is situated inside an old Edwardian cinema which was in operation from 1908 until 1934. It then stood empty for two decades and was temporary parachute storage during the Second World War. In the 1950s the building was used as a Victorian furniture shop. Fast forward to the 70s and the premises were considered for demolition until a couple of local antique dealers stepped and saved the day, hooray!

the old cinema, interiors and product selection

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It’s such a fantastic building inside and out, so do stop to admire the exterior when you arrive. Inside there are quite a few floors and different levels to explore, so do make sure you get to see everything. The furniture, lighting and home accessories are very well presented, so you do have space to view each object. They also have customer toilets available which are handy to know because once you step inside this emporium you are likely to be there for a while!

the old cinema, interiors, products

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There are quite a few different sections to see which are themed around different furniture eras and styles. You’ll find antiques including 19th Century Mahogany Chests, an Edwardian Gentleman’s Wash Stand and a Victorian Oak Writing Table. Art Deco gems range from Bentwood Lounge Chairs to a Walnut Cocktail Cabinet. Arts and Crafts include an Oak Sideboard and a Mahogany and Mother of Pearl Dressing Screen. The Danish and Mid Century collections have plenty of re-upholstered sofas and armchairs plus streamlined sideboards. Vintage pieces include cinema chairs, coca-cola crates and brown leather armchairs. You’ll also find some industrial items such as Steel Desks, Sewing Machine Base Tables and Shipping Container Sideboards.

the old cinema, interiors, upcycled section

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It doesn’t stop there because you can also buy upcycled lamps like the accordion one I mentioned. Side tables have been made out of tin cans and sack trolleys transformed into coffee tables.

the old cinema, exterior

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The shop is situated at 160 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PR. The nearest transport stations are Turnham Green (Circle, District, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City Lines), Chiswick Park (Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Lines) and Stamford Brook (Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Lines). The opening times are Monday to Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday 12 noon until 5 pm. You can also shop online at The Old Cinema Website. Chiswick High Road is a great place to buy furniture because there are plenty of shops in the vicinity and some excellent eateries so you can make it a full day out. Happy shopping, my lovelies!

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.