What is Cinema Poster Gallery?
Cinema Poster Gallery is a buyer and seller of vintage and modern original cinema posters. We primarily sell online but can also arrange for posters to be viewed in our central London base.
How can I trust buying on Cinema Poster Gallery?
Cinema Poster Gallery is very much a labour of love. Having been collectors of cinema posters for many years we have decided to turn our passion into a business. In a market where reputation is everything, we endeavour to give our customers the best possible buying experience.
We are listed on Google, active on Instagram and have an ever-growing number of 5* reviews on Trust Pilot. We discuss payment security and poster authenticity in greater length below.
Where is Cinema Poster Gallery and is it possible to view the posters?
We would be happy for you to come and view any posters. We are based in Nine Elms in Central London.
How do I know a poster I buy from Cinema Poster Gallery is genuine?
Cinema Poster Gallery only sell ‘original’ cinema posters. ‘Original’ Movie posters have been commissioned by film studio to promote a cinema release and the print-work will generally be of the highest standards. We never sell reproductions or fake posters.
We ensure our posters are authentic through a combination of experience and testing. We have been collecting cinema posters for many years and have an astute eye for a poster that is not authentic. This article discusses how we ensure our cinema posters are authentic.
Do the posters come framed?
Generally not, but if a poster is framed it will be noted on the listing. We have a framer we regularly use, and we would be happy to help arrange framing for you. This article discusses the framing process, delivery and materials used.
How do you assign conditions to your posters?
Unlike other collectibles, there is no uniform system for grading the conditions of cinema posters. This article explains our cinema poster grading system.
What is the difference between a Double Sided and Single Sided Cinema Poster?
A single-sided poster is white on the reverse. Generally, posters that were printed before the year 2000 will be single-sided.
A Double-sided poster has the exact same image printed on the reverse. This makes them harder and more expensive to print. An example of this can be seen in the Spectre photo in the article image. The reason posters are printed double-sided is to enable the poster to be put in a cinema lightbox. Shining a light behind a double-sided poster illuminates the colors of the poster.
Without a lightbox being used a single-sided and double-sided poster will look exactly the same from the front.
What is Linen Backing and should I have it done?
Linen Backing is a poster conservation method that removes impurities, water staining and excess acid. This stabilises the poster making it cleaner and brighter.
Fold lines are also flattened prior to being toned and disguised. This gives a poster that is folded the appearance of never having been folded. To summarise the two major motivations for linen backing are conservation and aesthetics.
If a poster has never been folded this eliminates one reason for having linen backing done. If a rolled poster is valuable and in need of conservation it could be a good candidate for linen backing. A valuable poster that is folded and in need of conservation is also a compelling case for linen backing. A poster may be in excellent condition and folded. It is largely a personal choice as to whether or not to have this poster linen backed.
Linen backing costs around 250 GBP. Generally, this includes linen-backing, conservation work, and transportation. If a poster is particularly in need of conservation it may cost more as conservationists charge by the number of hours they work on the poster.
Buying, Shipping & Returns
What forms of payment does Cinema Poster Gallery accept?
We accept payment with Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Klarna. All credit cards used for payment must have a valid billing address. We also accept Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Are my payments secure?
All orders are encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology on both your end and ours. SSL encrypts all of your personal information including credit card number, name, and address so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.
For your own safety, we do not save any payment information. Payments are made directly through Stripe—certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification, so we can guarantee that important information stays confidential and private.
Is there a shipping charge?
Shipping to the UK is £10. Items shipped internationally are sent via tracked courier and the charge varies between £25 and £40. It is important to remember that there may be import taxes or duties applied on items shipped internationally. The buyer will be liable for import taxes or duties if applied.
What is your return policy? Can I return a poster if I am not completely satisfied?
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return the poster for a full refund.
If I buy the poster listed and photographed on the site, is this the poster I will receive?
Yes, if you a buy a poster on the website this is the specific poster you receive. The photograph will provide an indication of the posters condition.
How long will my order take to arrive?
UK orders should be received 2-3 business days after the order is placed. International orders take around 5 business days.
Are all of the posters on the website in stock?
Yes, every poster available to purchase is in stock. If you buy a poster, we will dispatch it immediately and there should be no delay in your receiving it.
Can you source a poster not listed on the site?
We can almost certainly source any cinema poster you might want. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any specific poster requests and we can get to work sourcing it.