The old cinema, saved from the developers, has become an antiques and vintage mecca, hosting 65 dealers of everything vintage, from estate jewellery, to mid century furniture, with pieces sourced from Europe, the United States, and from every nook and cranny of Australia.
Co-owner Sarah says it took two years to plan the total refit of the former 1950s Planet Cinema in Camp Hill, crafting the Tart Cafe as the mid-shop-stop at the heart of the centre. Designed around the old cinema candy bar, the space features a patron theatre saints mural, and old school film stars Jayne Mansfield and Sophia Loren, who also have feature cakes in the display cabinet.
The Antique Centre also hosts regular in-store weekend workshops in macrame, art, 50s pin up beauty classes, and craft, where one can learn techniques that go into creating new work or restoring old pieces.
With off-street parking and air-conditioning the centre has the modern creature comforts to add to the old world charm. So out of the ashes of the Woolloongabba Antique Centre, the new Camp Hill Antique Centre has been born.