I really love visiting the Cinema Store.
The staff here seem to be in the know when it comes to films.
Neil Palmer, Retail Manager of the Cinema Store seems like a decent guy. The Cinema Store seem to offer a slightly better
customer service than other film related shops in London. Downstairs is the DVD department and the
contact telephone number for that department is 020 7379 7865. The Cinema Store has a fair and medium selection of Region One DVDs
from the United States & Canada, as well as other imported films and CDs. I always go in the Cinema Store whenever I'm in the Chinatown area.
The cinema store is a film nerds paradise, full of ornamental statues of sci-fi characters, original posters and lots of items from films such and the Nightmare Before Christmas and Star Wars. The items range from affordable to expensive depending on what you're looking for, so it is a good place when struggling to find a gift for someone as will have something for whatever your price-range. The staff look like aged teenagers from some American film but know their stuff and are happy and helpful.
Obviously, not everyone will appreciate an ornamental Gandalf so use it selectively and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results.
The Cinema Store actually consists of two shops with separate entries: On the left, you'll find the memorabilia department (T-shirts, posters, soundtracks, DVDs). On the right side, there is a book store with a wide variety of film publications.
Look closely: All over the shop, you are likely to run across tempting bargains. In March 2010, I couldn't resist buying the autobiography of one the best-paid Hollywood screenwriters: Joe Eszterhas' "Hollywood Animal" (which is £8.44 at Amazon UK) cost around £3 at The Cinema Store.
I'll stop here. If you are a movie aficionado, you'll be sold already. If not, I'll have lost you by now.
Just one more piece of info: The URL on top of the left store front is incorrect. Use thecinemastore.co.uk instead.
The Cinema Store is a small shop a few minutes' walk from Leicester Square underground station, which sells collectables and memorabilia related to films, including T-shirts, posters, soundtracks, videos, DVDs and magazines.
Although it's a small place, they have a substantial stock (not always on display, so ask if you can't find a specific item). Staff are knowledgeable and very helpful, in my experience. An excellent place to find an interesting present for a film-buff.
Good place to stop by for a browse through an extensive collection of film publications and range of memorabilia.
Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly so it's worth seeking their help if you have specific requests.
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