Banners come in a variety of sizes, but most
often measure about 3’ to 4’ in width to 8’ to 12’ in length, either horizontally
or vertically. They are usually printed on vinyl or canvas. They can be used
either indoors or outdoors due to their weather-resistant nature. Some banners
will come with either reinforced holes, a hanging bar, velcro and/or other
glue adhesive. Banners can be released as advances
or regulars. Their artwork can vary from simplistic to extremely detailed.
Here's a sample of standard banners
Banners became very popular in the mid-1930’s.
They were primarily offered for big budget films and were extremely popular
with movie exhibitors because of their versatility.
Here's a sample of different banners listed
in a pressbook:
AS A COLLECTIBLE
Although banners occupy a large amount of
display space, they are still considered very collectible to movie art collectors.
Banners are printed in limited numbers which makes them harder to obtain than
other more common sizes.
To see a list of banners that we have
image on in the MoviePosterDataBase, click