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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
May 19, 2021

Great finds from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in the auction ending today. Still sets start at $3.00. Don't miss out!

May 19, 2021

Action-packed auction ends today. Film and TV stills from hundreds of your favorites. Sets start at $3.00.

May 18, 2021

AUCTION ENDS SOON! Classic lobby card for THE WIZARD OF OZ repro. One of 100 on auction to benefit Movie Poster Archives. MUST SEE!

May 18, 2021

AUCTION ENDS TOMORROW. Classic lobby cards with MAE WEST, HAROLD LLOYD, JIMMY STEWART and more. Bids start at $3.00. Great for game room or gifts. Don't miss out! ... See more

May 18, 2021

AUCTION ENDS TOMORROW. Foreign language posters on

May 17, 2021

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the classic 1935 James Whale Universal monster horror starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. Group of 10 8x10 production stills on auction to benefit Movie Poster ... See more

May 16, 2021

Classic film noir PUBLIC ENEMY with JAMES CAGNY, reproduction lobby card for the 1931 William A. Wellman gangster crime drama starring James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, and Joan Blondell. Bids ... See more

May 15, 2021

BETTE DAVIS's unmistakable style shines in this lobby card for GIRL FROM 10TH AVENUE (1935). It's one of 100 classic reproductions on auction to benefit Movie Poster Archives--along with thousands of ... See more

May 14, 2021

Terrific production stills from HOOSIERS. If you love basketball or Gene Hackman, this is a can't miss win! Bids start at $3.00.

May 14, 2021

Fabulous reproductions featuring Harold Lloyd, Mae West, Greta Garbo and Carole Lombard. Bids start at $3.00. Must have for home theater. htttps://

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