22 10, 2021

Our New Look Site

By |2021-11-15T19:02:24+00:00October 22, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Size|

The more eagle-eyed and loyal of our site visitors may have noticed that the website looks a little bit different. The fonts and colours are a little different, but a much more significant change has been made on the gallery page (https://www.cinemapostergallery.co.uk/gallery/). We have added a bunch of filters and you can now run searches for posters related to your favorite director, actor and film franchise. We have yet to populate some of the data fields for a given poster but when we do, one will be able to do poster searches for the most obscure film directors. We have [...]

26 06, 2021

Country of Origin Cinema Posters

By |2021-12-08T16:32:42+00:00June 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 [...]

27 05, 2021

Selecting a Frame for your Cinema Poster

By |2021-12-08T16:32:48+00:00May 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. Framing Methods for Cinema Posters Cost, appearance, fit, and protection are some of the factors to weigh up when deciding how to frame your cinema poster. We will look at three different framing methods in the context of these criteria. The frames we discuss are the Snap Frame, the Picture Frame and [...]

20 05, 2021

Rest of the World Cinema Poster Sizes

By |2021-09-04T08:23:04+01:00May 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 [...]

15 05, 2021

US Cinema Poster Sizes

By |2021-09-04T08:23:16+01:00May 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 [...]

29 04, 2021

UK Cinema Poster Sizes

By |2021-09-04T08:25:10+01:00April 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 [...]

24 04, 2021

Common Cinema Poster Sizes and Formats

By |2021-09-04T08:26:06+01:00April 24, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Size|

Cinema posters come in many shapes and sizes and from a range of different countries. The subject merits more than one article and is best explored with scaled poster images to provide context. For this reason, in the coming weeks, we will examine cinema poster sizes and country of origin through a number of different blog posts. This week we will examine the 4 poster types which, at any given time, account for the majority of posters stocked on the 'Cinema Poster Gallery' website.  The posters we refer to are the UK Quad Poster, the US One Sheet Poster, the French [...]

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