Large Film Posters

Large Film Posters

We have added all our 60” x 40” sized film posters, 3 sheets and 6 sheet movie posters into one category. Where larger posters are more difficult to display due to size restrictions, many of them are scarce as they were thrown away after display.

• Six-sheets are posters that measure approximately 81" x 81".(Although on occasions you can find six-sheets 2-3 inches smaller than the usual size. From the early 1930’s through to the 1980’s six-sheets were printed using 4 sheets, two large pieces and two smaller ones. The pieces were designed to overlap, so that when they were glued together (or nowadays linen-backed together) they match up so that they appear to be a single printed image.

• Three-sheets are posters that measure approximately 41" x 81". In order to make the 41"x 81" poster they printed three sections of the smaller size that could be combined to form the larger poster (this is why they are called "three-sheets"). From the early 1930’s through to the 1980s, three-sheets were printed using 2 sheets (usually one larger section and one smaller section). The separate pieces were designed to overlap, so that when they were glued together (or nowadays linen-backed together) they match up so that they appear to be a single printed image.

• 60” x 40” is a size which was used in both the UK and the US. It is very difficult to find early American posters of this size although they do exist but they are deemed scarce. There were limited print runs of this size for the English market and these posters were mainly used for advertising boards, shelters and subway stations.