Picture Framing and Picture Frames for Movie Posters

We have tried to make the Movie Poster Sizes Information Table below as accurate as possible. We hope that users will find it useful however no liability can be assumed for any errors herein. It is up to users to ensure the correctness of all data. For help with orders please visit our Store Help and FAQS page, or use our Contact page.

How and Where to Find Picture Frames and Poster Frames for Movie Posters

Movie posters, basically large illustrated sheets of newsprint, began appearing with the first moving picture films around the end of the nineteenth century. Since then, movie posters have become an important part of our musical, artistic and societal culture. The collection of Movie, Film, or Cinema Posters, has long been recognized as a distinct and unique collecting genre.

Some collectors can and do pay very high prices for mint condition, rare movie posters. Reportedly, in 2005, an extremely rare 1927 Metropolis international version sold for around USD690,000. And while the picture framing of such rare and valuable poster art is specifically excluded herein as beyond the intent and scope of this content, the picture framing and picture frames of inexpensive, commercial, movie posters reproductions is not.

Many of our Customers have "movie rooms" or, "entertainment pads" or "men's caves" where posters of classic, nostalgic, or favourite movies are displayed. Reel off 'Casablanca" , 'The Wizard of Oz" or "The Sound of Music" and many of us may already have a mental picture of the lead actors and actresses depicted and starring in these movie posters.

Customers tell us that the prints and posters bought for those rooms, or places, are common, inexpensive, commercial reproductions, quite often budget-priced posters. And because these posters are cheap, these can then be inexpensively framed or cheaply custom framed. It would would make little commercial sense to have such prints or posters conservation framed or put into museum-quality picture frames.

And this is what this web page is all about, as a first option to see if a Ready-Made movie poster frame is available, or as a second option, to provide a link to our  Custom Picture Frames Prices Estimator so that site visitors may use it to estimate a custom picture framing price. Our Ready-Made Picture Frames are easy to buy and easy to use. If you are coming down to our factory to buy some movie poster frames, why not bring your movie posters with  you? 

We will help you check to see that you  buy the appropriate frame and correct size. Once you have purchased the frames you need, take them at home to use them.  You can lay them down on a blanket, or carpet, remove the shrink wrap, read and follow the instructions when and where these are provided, then carefully and gently bend out the flexible tabs, remove the backing by jiggling it, clean the glass, put your movie poster in and reverse the procedure, taking care not to hurt yourself or to crack the glass.

If you do crack the glass, don't throw the frame out, we can cut a spare glass pane for you.

Movie Posters Picture Frames and Picture Framing Sizes Table

Please note that this table lists only the most common movie poster sizes, or those which can be easily or normally be put into a picture frame, poster frame, or custom framed. This is because some sizes, such as the U.S. Twenty-Four Sheet (108" x 246") or 2.74x 6.25 metres, are so large, that these cannot be easily framed. 

We remind all users of this table that while we have provided the below information in good faith, we will not be responsible for any errors or omissions. Customers should not order frames relying solely on the provided and are advised to double check both the sizes of their posters and the sizes of any suggested or required  poster frames. If you are unsure, or in doubt, as to what to order,  please contact us, we will be glad to advise and help.

Country
Name
Imperial Size
Metric Size
Near Frame Size *
Australia Lobby Card 11"x14" 27.9x35.5 cms See: SKU4010
Australia Daybill 13"x30" 33x76.3 cms Custom Frame
Australia One Sheet 27"x40" 68.6x101.6 cms See: SKU4038
Czechoslovakia Extra Small Posters 8"x11.5" 20.3x29.2 cms See: SKU4006
Czechoslovakia Small Posters A3 11.6"x16.5" 29.7 x 42 cms See: SKU4007
Czechoslovakia A1 Sheet Posters 23.3"x33.1" 59.4x84.1 cms See: SKU4033
France Petite 15.7"x23.6" 40x 60 cms See: SKU4016
France Moyenne 23.6"x31.5" 60 x 80 cms Custom Frame
France Demi Grande 31.5"x47.2" 80x120 cms Custom Frame
France Pantalon 23.6"x63" 60x160 cms Custom Frame
Germany A2 16.5"x23.3" 42x59.4 cms See: SKU4124
Germany A1 23.3"x33.1" 59.4x81.1 cms See: SKU4033
Germany A0 33.1"x46.8 84.1x118.9 cms See: SKU4040
Italy Locandina 13"x27.6" 33x70 cms Custom Frame
Italy Photobusta 19.6"x27.5" 50x70 cms See: SKU4019
Italy 1 Foglio 27.5"x39.3" 70x100 cms See: SKU4038
Italy 2 Fogli 39"x55" 100x140cms Custom Frame
Japan B5 Chirashi 7"x10" 17.8x25.4 cms Custom Frame
Japan B3 Nakazuri 14"x20" 35.5x50.8 cms See: SKU4012
Japan B2 20"x29" 50.8x73.6 cms See: SKU4019
Japan B1 29"x41" 73.6x104.1 cms Custom Frame
Japan Taketan 20"x58" 50.8x147.3 cms Custom Frame
Poland A1 23.3"x33.1" 59.4x81.1 cms See: SKU4033
Poland B1 27.8"x39.1" 70.7x100 cms See: SKU4039
U.K. Front of House 8"x10" 20.3x25.4 cms See SKU4005
U.K. Mini Quad 12"x16" 30.5x45.5 cms See: SKU4013
U.K. One Sheet 27"x40" 68.6x102 cms See: SKU4038
U.K. Double Crown 20"x30" 50.8x76.2 cms See: SKU4020
U.K. Quad Crown 30"x40" 76.2x102 cms Custom Frame
U.S.A. Lobby Card 11"x14" 27.9x35.5 cms See: SKU4010
U.S.A. Jumbo Lobby Card 14"x17" 35.5x43.1 cms Custom Frame
U.S.A. Window Card 14"x22" 35.6x55.9 cms Custom Frame
U.S.A. Insert 14"x36" 35.6x91.4 cms Custom Frame
U.S.A. Display 22"x28" 55.9x71.1cms Custom Frame
U.S.A. One sheet 27"x41" 68.6x104.1 cms Custom Frame
U.S.A. 30x40 30"x40" 76.2x101.6cms Custom Frame
U.S.A. Two sheet 41"x54" 104x137 cms Custom Frame
U.S.A Bus Stop 40"x60" 101.6x152.4 cms Custom Frame
* Means a photo frame, picture frame or poster frame that is the exact size, or close to, or near enough, to the required size. Frames can often be a little larger than the actual paper, print or poster being framed and still fit the art fairly well. This is because all frame mouldings are machined with a rebate, or lip, usually 5 mm all around. The rebate goes over the edges of, and hides the art being framed. If the frame is a little smaller, the art can be trimmed a few millimetres around its bleed, borders or margins since these are often quite wide. A little trimming or cropping is fine with inexpensive, commercial movier poster reproductions.
Means that a custom picture frame or custom poster frame will be required for the art being framed since no ready-made, or off-the-shelf, pre-made picture frame is readily available. Clicking the link will take you to our Custom Picture Frames and Picture Framing Prices Estimator where with a few clicks a cost estimate can be obtained for most, non-oversize ( oversize being larger than 40"x60" or 101.6x152.4 cms) picture frames.