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.
a sample of standard 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.
a sample of different banners listed in a pressbook:
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.
more information, see: Other
see a list of banners that we have image on in the MPDB, click