CABLE TV POSTERS
It has become a common practice
for cable TV stations to issue posters similar to those used in theatres to
advertise their cable programming. This includes made-for-cable movies, movies
that were once shown at theatres but are now broadcast by a cable system.
These posters are generally displayed in the local cable provider's offices.
The posters that are released in association
with cable programming are in many cases very similar to theatre one-sheets.
They may be an inch or two smaller in size, but are usually distinguishable
by the station's logo somewhere on the poster (i.e., HBO, Showtime, etc.)
Because these posters were never issued
by movie studios to theatres as advertising materials, they are not considered
by most movie art collectors to be "legitimate" theatre sheets. However, they
are popular among some movie memorabilia collectors. Because these posters
are only printed for the cable offices, they are printed in extremely limited
numbers which, to some collectors, makes them desirable because there are
so few around. However, in cases where the movie made a theatre run and then
is later shown on a cable system, the cable poster is generally not considered