Framing movie posters

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  1. Jake Gove

    Jake Gove Second Unit

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    For those that have movie posters in their theaters, how do you get them framed? Professionally, or do it yourself? If you do it yourself, where can one buy a 27 x 40 frame (of good quality).

    I'm looking to have eight posters framed for my home theater room. I've already paid a lot to have a couple of autographed ones professionally framed. The others are just reprints of older posters that only cost me 13 dollars each. I want them all framed in black, but the framing places charge about 75 dollars for a basic movie poster framing job. I'm not willing to spend 500 dollars to frame all these cheap posters.

    What have you done with your posters?

    Whenever I put a poster in the one 27 X 40 frame I have, over time they get warped. Any framing tips?

    Thanks
     
  2. Todd_Brown

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  3. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    If you want a basic frame, that'll work nice with posters,

    Just go to K-Mart or Walmart and buy one of those $8 things..

    Thats what I do.
     
  4. Mike Brantley

    Mike Brantley Stunt Coordinator

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    Nathan, have you seen 27 x 40 poster frames at Wal-Mart and K mart, or just the more common 24 x 36? I've never found the larger ones for movie posters in those stores, but I haven't looked lately. It would be nice if they have them.

    Jake, Suncoast Motion Picture Co. (the mall video retailer chain) used to carry some decent 27 x 40 wood frames with plexiglass for $25. I don't know if they still have those, but I bought several from them for my posters earlier this year.

    Good luck!
     
  5. NathanP

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    They sure do Mike, I buy my frames there all the time.

    Nathan
     
  6. Scott Stephens

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    The subject of framing movie posters is one that has come up in the past on this forum. Below you will find links to 2 other threads that might be of some help. Check out all the sites listed in these threads...there are alot of options for you to frame movie posters in the way that you are wanting to. ShowOffDisplays and HollywoodPosterFrames seem to be the most accessible and most competative, but there are other options as well (do it yourself, some cheaper frames at Suncoast, etc.). Hope this helps...
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...+poster+frames
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...+poster+frames
     
  7. Mike Brantley

    Mike Brantley Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, Nathan. Would you believe I just went to Wal-Mart in between these posts to get some stuff -- and I forgot to look for poster frames?! I need something to put my "Manchurian Candidate" and "Blood Simple" posters in... [​IMG]
     
  8. PhilipG

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    UK members - where do you buy your poster frames?
    Specifically, I'm looking for 27"x41" frames with simple black or metalic borders.
    Unfortunately, due to the fact that my movie posters are American, and British frame sizes are metric-based, I'm having no luck finding any suitable ready-made frames (largest heights seem to be 100cm, which is just under 41"!). And No I do not want to trim any of my posters!
    Thanks for any help! [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael D. Bunting

    Michael D. Bunting Screenwriter

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    I finally ordered myself some posters from allposters.com - and now I have a question about the frames that Suncoast offers.
    What are the 27X40 Poster Frames that Suncoast sells made of?
    Wood
    Metal
    Platsic
    Is it easy to load the posters into them? How do they load? From the back...or from the side?
    Does the frame come apart? I hope not...
    Thanks for any feedback and help! I hope to pick up 4 of them tomorrow - especially if they are made out of wood.
    Here's the 4 posters I ordered:
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  10. tommy_t

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    Hi Mike-
    i was just at Suncoast checking out there posters,
    the only ones they had were 19.99 and a Black Plastic like material,cardboard back for post changes...kinda flimsy[​IMG]
    im in the same boat as you,4 posters and looking for frames...
    if you do go and get them,LMK what you think.
    good luck-
    tommy
     
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