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Who Collects Mylars?

Old 04-27-06, 02:10 AM
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Who Collects Mylars?

You know, the banners for films that are hung in the front of the auditoriums to let you know which movie is playing in which theater?

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I got started collecting them when I applied for a job at a Landmark and I asked if I could have one as I was always interested in possessing one. The manager agreed and then... I got hooked.

I get them through various ways: theaters, eBay, bartering, etc. I don't have a lightbox, though, but one day.

My collection:

Mini Mylars (2½ x 11½)
- Æon Flux (x2)
- Alexander
- Before Sunset
- Beyond the Sea
- Capote (x2)
- Casanova (x2)
- Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
- Eating Out
- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
- Flightplan (x2)
- Get Rich or Die Tryin’
- Grizzly Man
- Happy Endings
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (x3)
- Honey
- Jarhead (x2)
- Junebug
- Just Friends
- Kill Bill – Vol. 1
- Kill Bill – Vol. 2
- Kinsey
- Land of the Dead
- Layer Cake
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- The Machinist
- March of the Penguins
- Me and You and Everyone We Know
- Open Water
- Prime
- Rize
- The Saddest Music in the World
- Sideways (x2)
- Stage Beauty
- Super Size Me
- Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
- V for Vendetta
- Vera Drake (x2)
- Walk the Line
- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
- The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
- The Woodsman

Mini-Medium Mylars (3 15/16 x 11 11x16)
- Basic Instinct 2
- The Hills Have Eyes (2005)

Medium Mylars (5 x 13)
- The Amityville Horror (2005)
- Dark Water
- Doom
- Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
- Flightplan
- Gangs of New York
- House of Wax (2005)
- The Island
- Jarhead
- King Kong (2005)
- Red Eye
- Roll Bounce
- Saw II
- Sin City
- Syriana
- Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
- Transamerica
- Transporter 2
- Vanilla Sky

Large Mylars (5 x 25)
- The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D
- Æon Flux
- American Psycho
- The Aristocrats
- The Assassination of Richard Nixon
- Bad News Bears (2005)
- Bee Season
- Before Sunset
- Beyond the Sea
- BloodRayne
- Born into Brothels
- Brokeback Mountain
- The Brown Bunny
- Capote
- Casanova
- Changing Lanes
- The Chumscrubber
- Cinderella Man
- Closer
- The Contender
- Crash (x2)
- Donnie Darko
- Dorian Blues
- Downfall
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
- Eating Out
- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (x2)
- Finding Neverland
- The Fog of War
- Four Brothers
- Garden State
- Good Night, and Good Luck (x2)
- Grizzly Man
- Hannibal
- Happy Endings (x2)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Heights
- A Home at the End of the World
- Hostel
- House of Flying Daggers
- I Am Sam
- I Heart Huckabees
- Junebug
- Jurassic Park III
- Keane
- Kinsey
- Kung Fu Hustle
- Land of the Dead
- Last Days
- Layer Cake
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- The Machinist
- Mad Hot Ballroom
- March of the Penguins
- Me and You and Everyone We Know
- Melinda and Melinda
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- Mrs. Henderson Presents
- Monster-in-Law
- Monty Python’s Life of Brian
- Munich
- Murderball
- My Life Without Me
- Mysterious Skin
- Napoleon Dynamite (x2)
- The New World
- Nine Songs
- November
- Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
- Open Water
- Palindromes
- Panic Room
- The Passion of the Christ
- Pearl Harbor
- Pride & Prejudice (x2)
- Proof
- Rize
- Rock School
- Rush Hour 2
- The Saddest Music in the World
- Shattered Glass
- Shaun of the Dead
- Shrek
- Sideways (x2)
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Stage Beauty
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- Tarnation
- Thumbsucker
- Traffic
- Transamerica
- Underworld: Evolution
- An Unfinished Life
- Valentin
- Vera Drake
- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
- War of the Worlds (2005)
- The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
- Wolf Creek

Jumbo-Size Mylar (5 x 50)
- Fahrenheit 9/11 (x2)
- Miracle on 34th Street
- My Architect
- Open Water
- Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela
- Vera Drake
- The Woodsman
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wow, impressive, that's a lot. but what do you do with them? a lot of them don't really have much other than the text, very few graphics...wouldn't a poster or something be cooler?
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Old 04-27-06, 02:50 AM
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Posters are cool, but become drab after a while.

Mylars are rare collectibles and help enhance the theatrical experience. When I watch a movie, I usually have it out on display, until I can afford a lightbox.
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Old 04-27-06, 06:51 AM
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I collect the large 5 x 25 mylars. Some of the older ones can be hard to track down. Have about 100. I have two lightboxes that each holds three vertically. Also have a NOW PLAYING and COMING SOON mylar. There are lightboxes all over ebay.
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Old 04-27-06, 07:56 AM
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How much longer are they going to be around though. I know a lot of the newer theaters are going with the scrolling electronic signs, i don't know the official names for them but someone has to know what i mean.
When i first started working in theaters i would collect them, then when i went to projection i started with trailers and frames(since they throw them away) from films that had been spliced for one reason or another. Which arn't as cool as mylars

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Old 04-27-06, 08:54 AM
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mylars have gone the way of the dodo around here. We get LED text only message displaying the movie title and time.
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Old 04-27-06, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
mylars have gone the way of the dodo around here. We get LED text only message displaying the movie title and time.
that's what i was trying to say.
Michael, what theater do you usually go to in Louisville.

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Old 04-27-06, 10:10 AM
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Stonybrook. Tinsletown still uses them though. Where do you work?

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Old 04-27-06, 10:26 AM
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I started out at Stonybrook, but i got a manager job when the Showcase 16 opened. I got laid off when SC on Bardstown Rd closed. Still go there and Stonybrook since enough of the managers still know me and will give me passes. And on the odd chance Baxter actually gets arthouse films, i'll go there.
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i'd never collect mylars. posters only for me.
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Old 04-27-06, 07:10 PM
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I've got a bunch from the early 90s rolled up somewhere- one time I closed on March 31st (next day being April Fool's Day) so I got out some old and ridiculous mylars (like Muppet Christmas Carol and Home Alone 2) and changed the ones that were up above the theater doors- I put the right ones in the box office so they'd be easily found and changed back though.
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A vote for no, as I had no clue what a Mylar even was

They look cool, although the theaters i frequent have been digital scrolling text for years now.
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