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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 13, 2021

Western title cards featuring Tom Mix and more in the Movie Poster Archives auction this week. Can't beat these prices for terrific art prints!

May 13, 2021

Great production stills from THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN on auction today.

May 13, 2021

Rob Lowe starred in YOUNGBLOOD in 1986, the heyday of the Brat Pack. The Spanish version of the poster is on auction to benefit Movie Poster Archives.

May 13, 2021

A few of the Spanish language Movie Poster Archives finds in the auction starting May 12.

May 13, 2021

It doesn't get any better than this: Hitchcock, Cary Grant, and Ingrid Bergman in NOTORIOUS, the 1946 film noir. Bidding for this gorgeous repro title card starts at $3.00 in the auction to benefit ... See more

May 12, 2021

Classic TV series production stills from Murphy Brown, Murder She Wrote, Saturday Night Live, Sliders, Cheers, and more. Auction May 12-19.

May 12, 2021

Production stills from HOLD YOUR MAN starring Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in the new Movie Poster Archives. Starting bids at $3.00. Opens May 12 with free registration. ... See more

May 12, 2021

Auction Opens Today! May 12-19. Amazing collection of posters, production stills, lobby cards, and celebrity photos. Registration is free and bids start at $3.00, no matter the value. No reserves. ... See more

May 11, 2021

Dr. Zhivago has not one, but two sets of stills in the Movie Poster Archives auction. Beautiful production shots from the classic film. Auction opens May 12. ... See more

May 11, 2021

Celebrity photo sets on auction to benefit Movie Poster Archives. Bidding starts at $3.00 per set. Register now at

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