Review of The Old Cinema in London
London is a city filled with antique stores, but few of them span the collection that lives inside The Old Cinema. Originally, you guessed it, a cinema and later a WW2 parachute factory, the vast space was finally settled with antiques over thirty years ago. Step inside and your eyes will dart from corner to corner, there’s so much to take in. Think vintage Americana, French industrial, Indian art and English brick fireplaces. It’s a veritable department store of antiquities. Owner Martin Hanness opened up the multi-level space to a number of buyers who each fill their individual area with anything from Oriental screens to art deco mirrors, with just one prerequisite – quality. Though the store’s West London location in Chiswick might be a little further off the beaten track than you’re used to traveling, it’s not often that you find such a vast range under one roof.