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Cameron Andrews
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What does everyone do with old posters? I've been told we are supposed to throw them away, but I don't know. Since taking over, I haven't had the heart to throw them away and I'm getting quite the stock pile. Any suggestions?

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Paul Mayer
Oh get out of it Melvin, before it pulls you under!

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If you have any for Ponyo from last summer, you can send them towards me. Seriously. [Smile]

I've seen some places offer up unwanted extras to customers, or to staff members. Throwing them away does seem like such a waste.

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Monte L Fullmer
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True, major "eBone" fodder!

And to echo what Paul above mentions: some theatre operators will put all the old posters in a large box, put a label on it with "FREE" and put it in the lobby for the patrons to have fun with it ... or even let staff have first dibs before putting them out.

-Monte

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Robert E. Allen
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I have given them to non-profit organizations to sell or auction to raise funds. Technically the distributors still own them but I have never received any instructions regarding what to do with them.

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Barry Floyd
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quote: Monte L Fullmer
some theatre operators will put all the old posters in a large box, put a label on it with "FREE" and put it in the lobby for the patrons to have fun with it ... or even let staff have first dibs before putting them out.

I do that about twice a year. The huge "BUS SHELTER" sized posters get offered to my kids first, the employees second. Regular sized "ONE SHEETS" get rummaged through by the employees first, then get rolled individually and placed vertically in a box in the corner of the lobby. What happens to them after that is not up to me. [Roll Eyes]

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Mike Blakesley
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We constantly get asked for posters. I always tell people that they can come in on the last night the film runs and ask for them. Hardly anyone ever remembers to show up.

I save quite a few posters....why, I have no idea.

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Richard Hamilton
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quote: Monte L Fullmer was the last to post
old posters
Usually they die or get banned from Film-Tech:p

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Jeremy Weigel
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quote:
True, major "eBone" fodder!
Tried selling a few posters on eBay a few years ago to raise money for a slush fund (for employee parties etc) and several my auctions were promptly shut down by Sony, Disney, and WB.

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Monte L Fullmer
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..and prob those studios do the same with the trailers we see that pops up on eBay as well ...

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Mark J. Marshall
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Is eBone easier to type than eBay? Or does it carry with it some element of humor that is escaping me?

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Jack Theakston
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Depending on who you work for, you might consider working your left-over posters into a raffle contest and announce the winners on whatever one of your down times are. You'll be drawing people in and possibly get an extra ticket sale out of it.

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Jack Ondracek
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quote: Richard Hamilton
Usually they die or get banned from Film-Tech:p

HEY! [Mad] [Razz]

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Jeremy Jorgenson
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quote: Cameron Andrews
What does everyone do with old posters?
I don't know what everyone does, but the posters that haven't been snatched up by employees (or customers if you allow that) can serve as unique gift-wrapping paper.

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Jarret Chessell
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They make good drop clothes for painting or taking apart oily messy stuff. I do like the wrapping paper idea. You could probably also use them as crazy carpets.

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Mark J. Marshall
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I have some "Ghost Dad" posters if anyone wants them.

[uhoh]

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