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Movie Poster Sizes

1 SHEET:
The most common and collectible American movie poster. Presents in vertical format measuring 27 inches wide by 41 inches high.  Has one vertical fold and three horizontal folds. Traditionally the most popular poster. Starting in the late 1980’s one sheets were issued rolled in dimensions 27 inches wide by 40 inches high. They are the only size issued to movie theatres today.

3 SHEET:
Presents in vertical format measuring 41 inches wide by 81 inches high. Three times the size of a one sheet. Issued as folded in two or three overlapping sections.

6 SHEET:
Presents in horizontal format measuring 81 inches wide by 81 inches high. Issued as folded in four or more overlapping sections. These were designed for small billboard usage.

LOBBY CARD:
Presents in horizontal format measuring 14 inches wide by 11 inches high. Printed on card stock.  They usually came in sets of eight cards -1 title card and 7 scene cards. The title card is like a mini poster that shows the title of the film along with the credits and an image. Depending on the importance of the scene, one scene card can be worth more than others.

INSERT:
Presents in vertical format measuring 14 inches wide by 36 inches high. Printed on card stock. May have been issued rolled or folded. 

HALF SHEET:
Presents in horizontal format measuring 28 inches wide by 22 inches high. Printed on card stock.  May have been issued rolled or folded.

THIRTY BY FORTY:
Presents in vertical format measuring 30 inches wide by 40 inches high. Printed on card stock. Very rare in comparison to the one sheet movie poster. Often issued to drive-in theaters where they were hung outside. 

FORTY BY SIXTY:
Presents in vertical format measuring  40 inches wide by 60 inches high. Printed on card stock. Very rare in comparison to the one or three sheet movie poster. Often issued to drive-in movie theaters where they were hung outside.

WINDOW CARD:
Presents in vertical format measuring 14 inches wide by 22 inches high.  Printed on card stock. Often seen in the window of local stores or theaters promoting the film.

AUTOGRAPH:
All of the autographs we sell either come from authorized collectors or dealers who actually witnessed the celebrity signing the item in person or are backed by third party grading companies Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) and James Spence Authentication (JSA). Knowing the history of the autograph is the only true way to determine if it is authentic. We stand behind the authenticity of our items with a lifetime guarantee. Buy with confidence as we do not deal in reproductions of any kind.

PRESSBOOK:
Also known as Exhibitor’s Campaign Manuals, pressbooks were distributed to help market the film in theaters as well as newspapers. They are most valuable when they are completely intact with no cuts. Sometimes theaters would cut clippings out from pressbooks and send them off to newspapers to run an ad for the film.

HERALD:
A brochure that usually accompanied a pressbook advertising the upcoming movie. They have unique artwork that is different than any of the other found on the film.

STILL:
Presents in vertical or horizontal format measuring  10 inches wide by 8 inches high. Can be smaller or oversized in format. Stills depict key scenes from the film and were taken by hired photographers at the time of production. Stills sometimes were issued showing portraits, candids or glamour shots of those acting or on set of the film.

BRITISH QUAD:
Presents in horizontal format measuring 30 inches tall by 40 inches wide. These are the traditional poster found in United Kingdom and other neighboring English speaking countries. They may or may not have been released at the same time as American posters.

OTHER SIZES:
Other sizes you may find listed include: 24 SHEET, DOOR PANEL, MOVIE BANNER, FRENCH ONE PANEL, BELGIAN, GERMAN A1, ECT.