Galerie filmposter.net - 100% original movie posters since 1996
Welcome to the website of Galerie filmposter.net in Berlin, Germany.
On this site you will find our collection of original, mostly vintage movie posters from all over the world.
The posters offered here were made for cinema advertising and originally available to cinema owners only. They were never offered for sale to the general public, and never intended to become subject to the lively collector‘s market we enjoy today. To the film industry, movie posters were merely a commodity, intended to draw the audience into the cinema and designated to be used, re-used and eventually discarded.
Very much like most of my fellow dealers in this hobby, I initially started out as a collector. I‘ve been a collector all my life, buying records, comic books, and, at some point, vintage film posters.
While I always loved all kinds of posters, perhaps my 'one true love' has always been the American posters for the 1950s creature-feature monster flics. I bought my first posters in the 1980s, long before the advent of the internet. Unfortunately, my early buying opportunities were fairly limited. Without email, high phone costs and expensive snail mail, the USA could have well been on another planet. While the domestic market for vintage German posters seemed fairly established, with the top-titles selling for four-digit amouts, nobody in Germany seemed to offer the kind of oddball material I would see pictured in the occasional back-issue of 'Famous Monsters‘ magazine that I was able to find.
In 1996, a small stack of German arthouse posters and a plane ticket to New York changed this (and my life) forever. At that point, what had started as a personal collecting interest evolved into a serious business. Pretty much immediately I found myself buying, selling and trading international movie posters and doing business with dealers and collectors from all over the world. A fair number of lasting friendships had their beginning in these days.
The internet has changed our market in a way nobody could have dreamed of, and while I love to sell online, I started to miss the personal encounters and the chit-chat of the early days. Consequently, in 2004, I opened my first brick-and-mortar shop in Berlin, and after one year moved to Kreuzberg, where you can still find me today.
Many years later, I still love what I do. If I ever had hopes of getting rich, I've long abandoned them, but on a day-to-day basis one thing‘s still for sure: This business may have its ups and downs, but it most definitely beats getting a job!
All of the posters offered on this site have gone through my hands, and on the rare occasion, that I'm less than 100% sure of what I'm offering, you will find my this clearly expressed in the item description.
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all posters on these pages are 100% guaranteed original cinema posters.
Of course, everything you see here can be viewed in person at the shop, so if you‘re in the area, please be sure to stop by.
For all of you who can't make it to Berlin: WE SHIP WORLDWIDE. Both our domestic and international shipping rates are very reasonable and always include tracking and insurance.
Just in case, if you want to discuss a possible purchase, consider selling your collection or individual posters, or if any other questions or concerns arise, please drop me a note using the contact link at the bottom of this page or simply give me a call and I will be glad to assist you!
My best regards,