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Original Movie Poster Articles

1209, 2021

From the Newsletter

September 12, 2021|Categories: Collecting|

We circulate a weekly newsletter that will generally include a link to a blog article. On some occasions, we simply notify customers of new products we have acquired. Below is a sample newsletter from September 2021. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter there is a form at the bottom of every page to submit your email address. Hi all Hope this mail finds you safe and well. We have some interesting new posters to share with you this week. West Side Story is one of the most popular musicals of all time and with a Steven [...]

509, 2021

Bond #25 in T minus 25 days and counting

September 5, 2021|Categories: James Bond Posters|

No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, will finally be released on the 30th of September 2021. There have been a number of false dawns for the film and there is a premiere in the Royal Albert Hall 2 days before the general release, however, the 30th of September is the day to put in your diary if you want to see the film as soon as it's released. None of the major cinemas appear to be taking reservations yet, but Odeon Cinemas (which also takes bookings for IMAX screenings) will take bookings from the [...]

2808, 2021

Cinema Posters in the News

August 28, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Investment, Poster Art|

Cinema Posters made the national newspapers this week in the form of an article in the Telegraph, accompanied by an image of a UK cinema poster for 'For Your Eyes Only'. The reason for the coverage, as is often the case, is an upcoming auction at Sotheby's. The auction takes place on 7th September 21 and the full catalogue can be found on Sotheby's website. According to an expert from the auction, while Sean Connery James Bond posters remain the most popular. However, Roger Moore James Bond posters have doubled in value in the last 5 years. Another point from [...]

2008, 2021

Most Coveted Modern Batman Poster?

August 20, 2021|Categories: Authenticity, Collecting, Investment|

Batman was first seen in the cinema in 1943 and this film was followed by a Batman and Robin movie in 1946. Adam West's Batman arrived on the big screen in 1966 in a movie that was based on the television series. Many readers will remember the tights worn by Batman and Robin and the 'POW', 'BAM', 'SMACK' exclamations that accompanied the fight scenes. Posters for these films are, of course, highly desirable, rare and expensive. In the past 40 years there have been many films beginning with Michael Keaton's 1989 portrayal of Batman in a Tim Burton directed film. [...]

107, 2021

The Beatles in Cinema Posters

July 1, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Art|

The Beatles, and their music, are a gift that continues to give with new legions of fans constantly emerging. Merchandise and memorabilia associated with the band also remains hugely popular. Film's and documentaries about the Beatles probably now run into the hundreds. However, there are five motion pictures in which the band appear and these are considered the 'Beatles films'. The five films are A Hard Days Night (1964), Help (1965), Magical Mystery Tour (1967), Yellow Submarine (1968), and Let It Be (1970). The films all had cinema releases, and the posters associated with them are, of course, highly coveted. [...]

2606, 2021

Country of Origin Cinema Posters

June 26, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Size|

A country of origin cinema poster comes from the country a film was made. UK Quads for the James Bond franchise or a US One Sheet for the film Jaws are considered to be country of origin posters. As a rule of thumb, these posters are more desirable than non-country of origin posters. Quad posters for Dr No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger trade at multiples of the prices of the US posters. However, the UK artwork for these films is considered to be better and this explains some of the difference in price. To make a better like [...]

2705, 2021

Selecting a Frame for your Cinema Poster

May 27, 2021|Categories: Framing, Poster Size|

You've purchased a wonderful cinema poster and unless you are still in the throes of student life you will probably want to frame it. Framing cinema posters can raise tricky questions, not least due to their different sizes. In this article we will look at some different options. We do not sell poster frames and take only expenses for custom framing, so hopefully, we can look at the subject objectively and answer some questions that may not have occurred to you. Framing Methods for Cinema Posters Cost, appearance, fit, and protection are some of the factors to weigh up when [...]

2005, 2021

Rest of the World Cinema Poster Sizes

May 20, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Size|

Recent artiles have looked at US Cinema Poster sizes and UK poster sizes and formats. With this article, we will close the loop by examining some notable posters from other countries with a rich history in producing cinema posters. We begin in Europe then travel east to look at some wonderful examples of Japanese film posters. Italian Cinema Posters Italian films have won many foreign language Oscars and Palme D'Or's and this country has had a major influence on cinema since the advent of film-making. Its independence from Holywood is also reflected in the fact it prints its own cinema [...]

1505, 2021

US Cinema Poster Sizes

May 15, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Size|

No country has a wider range of cinema poster sizes than the US. Hollywood is, of course, considered the birthplace of the modern film industry and for the past 100 years, the largest Film Studios (which commission the printing of cinema posters) continue to be based there. Demographics also play a part A larger population leads to more cinemas and more poster formats. In this article, we explore many US Cinema Poster Sizes. Once again the pictures are to scale to enable comparison. US Lobby Card (14 x 11 inches) While the UK had Front of House Cards (10 x [...]

2904, 2021

UK Cinema Poster Sizes

April 29, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Size|

As discussed in last week's blog about the 4 most common posters we stock on the Cinema Poster Gallery, the Quad has been the standard UK cinema poster since the 1930s. In this article, we discuss the origins of the Quad poster and other collectible UK cinema posters. UK Quad Poster Quad is an abbreviation for quadruple crown. A quadruple crown measure 40 x 30 inches. The name derives its origins from the 'Crown' poster, which measures 20 x 15 inches. The use of Crown size posters has long been discontinued in UK cinemas. The Quad poster is always printed [...]

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