Below are the common poster types we sell at Premiere Movie Posters.

UNITED STATES

Lobby Card: (11″ X 14″) Lobby cards were printed to appear in theater lobbies in sets of 8. The first card shows the film poster artwork and production credits. The other seven are scenes from the movie. They are highly desirable and collectable.

Insert: (14″ X 36″) Inserts are a vertical American poster format printed on thicker card stock. Often more rare that a One Sheet. They were issued alongside One Sheets. The artwork on Inserts can also contains photographic images unlike the all artwork One Sheets. Often issued folded, but can also be found rolled. They are highly collectible and look fantastic framed due to their smaller size like Australian Daybills. Up until the 1960s, inserts were tri-folded. After this period they were issued rolled. Discontinued after the 1980s.

Half Sheet: (22″ X 28″) Half Sheets as they are called by collectors due to their half size of a One Sheet, but known as Displays. Half Sheets are usually identical to the image on a Title Lobby Card. Half sheets can also contain photographic and artwork combination. Half Sheets are highly collectible and look fantastic framed. Older Half Sheets were issued folded. Printed on thicker paper stock, they are considered rare in comparison to other posters. Discontinued after the 1980s.

One Sheet: (27″ X 41″) The One Sheet is the most well-known sized movie poster produced and also the most popular among collectors. The One Sheet are printed on paper stock and displayed in theatre lobbies. Such fantastic studio artists and illustrators capture the movie distilled in poster form that is visually compelling. There are usually several different art works issued for a movie, including “Advance” posters. Sizes can also vary between the One Sheet. Before 1980, the One Sheet was issued folded. However, some have been found issued rolled.

Three Sheet: (41″ X 81″) The Three Sheet was printed in two to three sheets for displaying outside a theater. The sheets were aligned together. These posters were printed on paper stock and are in fewer quantities than the One Sheet and make them all the rarer for this reason. In the 1970s, the Three Sheet was printed in one piece and discontinued by the early 1980s.

Door Panels: (20″ X 60″) Door Panels are elongated, vertical panels that are printed on thin stock paper and to be displayed on theatre doors. They often came in a set of four to six. Door panels often have their own separate art work from the standard One Sheet and usually contain scenes from the movie or movie cast. Due to the expense of producing door panels, there were rarely distributed to movie theatres making them extremely rare.

UNITED KINGDOM POSTERS

Quad: (also known as a Crown). (30” X 40″) The format of the Quad gives the artist a wider vista. British Quads are a horizontal poster similar to the US Half Sheet and the common poster size in the UK. British Quads usually have different artwork to the US poster releases making them unique and highly collectible. A perfect example is the Greg & Tim Hildebrandt art work to Star Wars in 1977 which sells for a high price. Quads usually are issued in two versions: single-sided or more recently a double sided poster. Quads from the 1960s and before were always folded during printing. Recent Quads are issued rolled.

British One-sheet: (27″ X 40″) English One Sheets are similar to the US One Sheet and distributed to movie theatres and now as common as the Quad.

AUSTRALIAN POSTERS

Daybill: (13” X 30”). (Before the 1960s, Daybills were longer – 36”). The Daybill is a unique sized Australian and NZ poster similar to the US insert. Daybills before the 1970s are lithographic prints. Daybills have become highly sought after and collectible in the last 20 years. Due to the lithographic print, colours are more vibrant and eye catching than posters from around the world. Many Daybills have their own unique art for a movie that differs to the standard images and art work on US posters. This makes Daybills highly sought after and collectible. Daybills from the 1960s to early 1980s were machine tri-folded at printing stage. Daybills of the Star Wars movies and Sci-Fi and Horror genres of the 1950s are highly sought after and collectable. Modern Daybills are printed on paper that that is glossy. The Daybill format declined in the 1990s.

Australian One sheet: (27 X 40/41”). Australian One-Sheets are very similar to US One-Sheets. Like the One-Printed on paper stock. Until the late 1970s Australian One-Sheets were issued to cinemas machine folded with one vertical fold and three horizontal folds. As of the early 1980 to present, Australian One-Sheets are now issued rolled. Australian One-Sheets are highly collectible as many posters including Star Wars and Mad Max have unique designs and art that differs from the rest of the world and are highly collectible.

FRANCE

French Grande: (46” X 63”). As the standard size French theatrical movie poster, the French Grande is a large one panel poster and is almost always folded at the time of printing, printed on paper stock. The French Grande is usually folded. They make for an amazing home theater piece due to their large size. Art work is always stunning and usually different from posters from other countries.