Although movie poster collecting is as popular as ever, retail outlets for Movie Posters are now few and far between. Movie Poster shops have closed around the world as dealers turn to the internet to sell their wares. On Feb 26 2013, www.moviemem.com and the Woolloongabba Antique Centre will be presenting a week long Movie Poster Exhibition in Brisbane.
Woolloongabba has become a hub for Antiques and Collectibles in Brisbane and the Woolloongabba Antique Centre is an ideal venue to hold this exhibition. Despite the fact that there are many collectors of Movie Memorabilia in Queensland, the only retail venue that actually displays Movie Posters for sale is at The Gold Coast Antique Centre at Miami on the Gold Coast.
There is no doubt that seeing Movie Posters on a website and internet auction sites is no substitute for seeing them in person. However, the reality is that it is easier for sellers to market movie posters on the internet and certainly less costly than setting up a retail store.
Prior to the introduction of eBay, there were retail outlets for movie posters in all of the Capital cities in Australia but the only ones that are now left are part of Antique Centres, primarily in Melbourne.
The week commecing Feb 26 will provide collectors with the opportunity to see some very rare items up close and in person. A wide range of genres will be covered from the Silent era to more recent films. Posters for Star Wars, Film Noir, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hells Angels, James Bond and more will be displayed along with huge rare vinyl banners for Spider-Man and Lord of the Rings.
The Movie Poster Exhibition in Brisbane commences at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre on Feb 26 and runs through to the 3rd March.
I hope to see you there.