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Movie Poster Sizes - An International Summary

A photo of different size picture frames

 

In previous posts in the 'Poster Names and Sizes' series we have deep-dived on the movie poster names, sizes and formats of specific countries.

This post provides an overall summary, giving poster sizes, in both imperial (inches) and metric (centimetres), for all of the countries we have covered so far.  

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The American flag U.S. Movie Poster Sizes

Name

Size in Inches

Size in CMs

Format

One Sheet (post mid 1980s)

27 in x 40 in

68.6 cm x 101.6 cm

Portrait

Subway Poster / Bus Stop

40 in x 60 in

101.6 cm x 152.4 cm

Portrait

One Sheet (pre mid 1980s)

27 in x 41 in

68.6 cm x 104.0 cm

Portrait

Half Sheet

22 in x 28 in

55.9 cm x 71.1 cm

Landscape

Insert

14 in x 36 in

35.6 cm x 91.4 cm

Portrait

Two Sheet

41 in x 54 in

104.0 cm x 137.0 cm

Portrait or Landscape

Three Sheet

41 in x 81 in

104.0 cm x 206.0 cm

Portrait

Six Sheet

81 in x 81 in

206.0 cm x 206.0 cm

Square

Twenty Four Sheet / Billboard

246 in x 108 in

625.0 cm x 274 cm

Landscape

30 x 40

30 in x 40 in

76.2 cm x 101.6 cm

Portrait

40 x 60

40 in x 60 in

101.6 cm x 152.4 cm

Portrait

 The U.K. Flag U.K. Movie Poster Sizes

Name

Size in Inches

Size in CMs

Format

Quad

30 in x 40 in

76 cm x 101.6 cm

Landscape (post war)

Portrait (pre war)

Mini Quad

12 in x 16 in

30.5 cm x 40.6 cm

Portrait or Landscape

British One Sheet

27 in x 40 in

68.6 cm x 101.6 cm

Portrait

British Half Sheet

22 in x 28 in

55.9 cm x 71.1 cm

Landscape

Double Crown

20 in x 30 in

50.8 cm x 76.2 cm

Portrait

Three Sheet

40 in x 90 in

40 in x 85 in

101.6 cm x 228.6 cm

101.6 cm x 215.9 cm

Portrait

Six Sheet

80 in x 120 in

203.2 cm x 304.8 cm

Portrait

 The French Flag French Movie Poster Sizes

Name

Size in Inches

Size in CMs

Format

Petite

15.7 in x 23.6 in

40 cm x 60 cm

Portrait

Moyenne

23.6 in x 31.5 in

60 cm x 80 cm

Portrait

Pantalon / Door Panel

23.6 in x 63 in

60 cm x 160 cm

Portrait

Half Grande

31.5 in x 47.2 in

80 cm x 120 cm

Landscape

Grande

47.2 in x 62.9 in

120 cm x 160 cm

Portrait

Double Grande

62.9 in x 94.4 in

160 cm x 240 cm

Landscape

 The Italian Flag Italian Movie Poster Sizes

Name

Size in Inches

Size in CMs

Format

(One) Foglio

28 in x 39 in

71.1 cm x 99.0 cm

Portrait

Two-Fogli

39 in x 55 in

99.0 cm x 139.7 cm

Portrait

Four-Fogli

55 in x 78 in

139.7 cm x 198.1 cm

Portrait

Photobusta

19 in x 27 in (post 1960)

14 in x 20 in (pre 1960)

48.2 cm x 68.6 cm

35.6 cm x 50.8 cm

Portrait or Landscape

Locandina

13 in x 28 in

33.0 cm x 71.1 cm

Portrait

 The Japanese Flag Japanese Movie Poster Sizes

Name

Size in Inches

Size in CMs

Format

B0 (B-bai / Two Sheet)

40.6 in x 57.3 in

103.0 cm x 145.6 cm

Landscape or Portrait

B1

28.7 in x 40.6 in

72.8 cm x 103.0 cm

Landscape or Portrait

B2

20.3 in x 28.7 in

51.5 cm x 72.8 cm

Portrait

B3 (Nakazuri)

14.3 in x 20.3 in

36.4 cm x 51.5 cm

Landscape or Portrait

B4 (Insert / Speed Poster)

10.1 in x 28.7 in

25.7 cm x 75.8 cm

Portrait

B5 (Chirashi)

7.2 in x 10.1 in

18.2 cm x 25.7 cm

Landscape or Portrait

STB (Tatekan)

20 in x 58 in

50.8 cm x 147.3 cm

Portrait

The Australian Flag Australian Movie Poster Sizes

Name

Size in Inches

Size in CMs

Format

Daybill - Pre-war / Long

15 in x 40 in

38.1 cm x 101.6 cm

Portrait

Daybill - War-time / Mini

10 in x 30 in

25.4 cm x 76.2 cm

Portrait

Daybill - Post-war

13 in x 30 in

33.0 cm x 76.2 cm

Portrait

Daybill - Post 1980s

13 in x 26 in

33.0 cm x 66.0 cm

Portrait

Australian One Sheet

27 in x 40 in

68.6 cm x 101.6 cm

Portrait

Australian Three Sheet

40 in x 81 in

101.6 cm x 205.7 cm

Portrait

 

A final warning - always measure your poster...

As we've said in previous posts, despite the definition of standards, movie posters do often vary in size. Please always re-measure your poster before ordering a frame. It may save you the cost of an unwanted frame, and, protect your poster from being squeezed in to too small a space.

 

As you can see, movie posters come in a wide range of sizes. From the Twenty-Four Sheet to the Petite, you can find a poster that will add a unique talking point to any location.

If you'd like to take a look at some fantastic original vintage and contemporary movie posters, please do take a look at our Catalogue. If you need to, you can use the filter to view posters for films released and produced in a specific country.

We hope you find something you love.

 

Adam and the Art of the Movies team

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