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Movie Poster Archives

We Love Movie Posters

At Movie Poster Archives, we believe movie posters are important historical
artifacts that tell us who we are and where we come from.
And they’re fun!

Movie Poster Archives is nonprofit. Our purpose is to create a vast digital and physical archive for the preservation and research of movie paper. Movie posters are fragile. They were created as disposable advertising and were never meant to last. Vulnerable to fire, water, sunlight, and the ravages of time, most have disappeared into history. Sadly, many have been thrown out by people unaware of their significance. Horror stories abound of thousands of posters dumped in landfills and burned in firepits — even sealed in an abandoned mineshaft. The growing use of digital displays in movie theater lobbies further erodes the production of these paper memories.

Posters have an intrinsic value to film enthusiasts, and these fragile relics are a treasure trove for the study of film, art, history, and social attitudes. They picture our outlooks on race, women, sexuality, politics, and every other aspect of human endeavor and behavior through the decades.

Archives are an important resource for the study of film history and the film industry. The collection is being digitized for historic preservation and a virtual museum is in development. The opening exhibit of Louisiana Movie Posters is online now.

Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum

Interview With A Vampire
Virtual Museum
JH Foundation is funding the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum
Grant Award

More than an Archive . . . We’re intergalactic!

Star Wars Characters Land at Rancho Obi-Wan

The Star Wars Museum

Historic Vitascope Hall

Vitascope Hall Historic Marker
First Movie Theater in America Celebrated

Backdrop Louisiana!

Backdrop Louisiana! Exhibit of movie posters for films made in or about Louisiana.
Backdrop Louisiana! Movie Poster Exhibit

Rare British Movie Posters donated to the Bill Douglas Museum

Mary Pickford Portrait Movie Poster donated to the Bill Douglas Museum at Exeter University
Mary Pickford Portrait Poster donated to
Bill Douglas Museum at Exeter University
September 23, 2021

Here's a rare treat. A group of 10 high-quality full-color photographs of Star Wars scenes that were donated to nonprofit Movie Poster Archives.
scenes. Do you remember when this American epic space ... See more

September 23, 2021

Did you know movie premieres handed out programs? Here's one from The Sentinel, the 1977 Michael Winner horror thriller with an all-star cast - Chris Sarandon, Cristina Raines, Martin Balsam, John ... See more

September 23, 2021

The Unholy Three pre-dates film noir. It's a 1925 Tod Browning silent sideshow crime thriller starring Lon Chaney Sr., Mae Busch, and Victor McLaglen. ... See more

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