|Custom Marquee Poster
| You've seen them at your local
cineplex and now they can adorn the walls of your own theater as well. Choose from a variety of style
templates with your own info incorporated. These are the same high
quality graphics and lighting components we use for our commercial theater
customers. Incorporate the artwork from your custom marquee
for that truly finished look.
you can have a truly one of a kind poster marquee just as the
major theaters do! Our new poster marquees have all the
industry leading features as our regular cinetech line with the
following added :
Marquee Area - An
added area at the top or bottom of the lightbox with an
additional T8 Bulb. Change your marquee header while leaving
your poster in place. You can even add a standard
5"x25" Movie Mylar ( readily available on Ebay )
in your marquee header area
Choose the header of your choice from our library of templates
below. We offer the most unique and highest quality digital
imaging for your poster marquee. Beware of those offering
low resolution graphics with no U.V. filtering that will fade
over time. You can even import your own artwork from a previous
purchase with us for that truly finished look
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yet elegant, this remains one of our most popular styles. A
great design that goes well with any decor.
yet elegant, this style is straight from your local
cineplex. Color match the neon to match your theater.
gold tones and an elegant design make this a must for
those looking for a unique look.
fun and futuristic design with color options for the
wormhole and text glow.
the artwork from one of our marquees for that truly
available in the following titles
If you've ever gone to a movie theater and seen the
lighted poster advertisements for upcoming movies, those
posters were illuminated by a poster light box.
These double sided posters are specially printed on
both sides to give a vibrant, almost 3D look to posters
when lit. Due to the limited release of these DS
posters, they have fast become a collectors item and some
have even reached prices in the hundreds of dollars.
Once only available to the commercial theater industry,
both posters and lightboxes can now be found readily
available on the internet and Ebay. So does
this mean that all lightboxes are the same? Not
your displaying your posters in your home theater, office,
or even store, there are 7
major buying points to look for:
or Wood: MDF is short for Medium
Density Fiberboard and is similar to particleboard.
Both MDF and lower grade wood are utilized due to
their low cost and ease of use. Panels are cut
and then glued or screwed together. These type
of lightboxes also tend to weigh quite a bit,
meaning hanging them can entail finding a wall stud
to drill into. Wood can also splinter and come apart
at the corners.
Use to build most of the commercial lightboxes used
through out the world, anodized aluminum is the
preferred material for lightboxes due to its low
density (light weight), high specific strength and
pleasing aesthetic finish. Screws and
glue are not used, but rivets that hold it
firmly together. All CINETECH models are made
in this fashion.
Many of the wood and MDF lightboxes are painted
(sprayed or rolled.) While you may have a nice
black lightbox today, what will your light box look
like in a few years after the fading and chips have
taken their toll?
Anodizing is an "electrochemical conversion
process" that changes the outer structure of
the metal, rather than an applied coating, like
paint. You not only have a beautiful
finish but one that will last for years to come.
All CINETECH models are anodized in your choice of
powder coat silver or black.
loading: The only available option
for inexpensive lightboxes, your poster
is sandwiched between a white diffuser backing and
clear cover panel. All three are
inserted or removed by opening a spring attached
side panel and sliding them into routered grooves.
This can be a bit strenuous as the white diffuser
tends to be a bit heavy. You will also
need ample room on one side of the lightbox to
accommodate changing posters. Some
manufacturers claim that the friction of being in
between two vertical panels slid into groves will
counteract the effects of gravity and prevent your
poster from sagging. Okay....but we'd have a
roll of tape nearby anyway.
loading: Most lightboxes found in theaters
today use some sort of front loading method. The
most popular have 4 front flaps that flip open and
allow you to change the poster and clear panel only,
leaving the white diffuser in the lightbox where it
belongs. These flaps also keep equal and
even pressure on the clear lens over your
poster, eliminating any possible poster sag.
This will keep your poster safe and undamged. Beware of other lightboxes that sandwich your poster with no all around pressure...these WILL SAG and ruin your poster over time. All CINETECH models are front pressure loading.
CINETECH front loader with diffuser removed.
An average wooden lightbox with springs
Notice the quality constriction and EZ flip open
and unpainted wood / tin backing
all poster lightboxes use fluorescent lighting, they
do not all use the same quantity or type of bulbs.
While 2 bulbs may provide enough light to illuminate
your poster, it may not do it evenly on posters with
a large white area. Lower end lightboxes use common
T12 bulbs in a 2 bulb configuration. This can
leave some areas a bit dimmer than others. The
New CINETECH models use the slimmer and brighter T8
bulbs in a 4 bulb configuration to evenly light any
image. We also use a thicker white acrylic diffuser
than most ( weight is not an issue since ours remain
in place ) to take these extra lumens and distribute
them evenly. You be the judge:
generally accepted material for poster
protection. Variations in quality can result
in its susceptibility to scratching and
coloring as well as produce viewing
"waves" if not milled thick enough.
A lower grade plastic, this is the most common
option with cheaper lightboxes. Most have no
UV filtering which is the most important
aspect in preserving your poster. They are
also generally cut very thin producing viewing
distortions. Some websites even
warn they cannot guarantee your panel from
imperfections or waves, unless you upgrade.
filtered Plexiglass : Offers U.V.
protection from ambient sunlight that can fade
your poster. Even indoor lighting such
as fluorescent can produce U.V. that will over
time fade your poster. It's also
important that the piece of plexiglass is
thick enough so as to not produce viewing
distortions. All CINETECH models use an
appropriately milled piece of U.V. filtered
plexiglass to provide optimum viewing and
When buying a lightbox make sure that it has a
grounded 3 prong
electrical cord as well as a switch to turn it
off and on. Many lightbox makers expect
you to pull out the power cord to
power it on and off. We know...we can't
believe it either. All
CINETECH models come with a power switch and
grounded plug. Special wiring needs? No
A lightbox is exactly that....a box with 4
corners. While it may not be a concern if
everyone in the theater is over 3ft tall, many
of today's theaters are located in the family
home. The average lightbox hangs approximately
27" above the floor...leaving it's bottom
corners at eye level of an average child.
These mitered corners are common with almost
all lightboxes in production....but not all of
them. All CINETECH models come with
stylish (and child safe) rounded corners in a
complimentary chrome or gloss finish.
internet is flooded with companies willing to
sell you a poster lightbox.....and popcorn
makers, glow in the dark carpet, recliners,
and just about everything else under the sun
you could put in a theater. But do they all
manufacture these items? No, they are
simply resellers for other companies.
There is an extra gap in there between you,
your questions and needs, and the
manufacturer. What does this mean?
Usually higher prices and delays in shipping.
We at Hollywood Marquees are dedicated in what
we do. We design, build, and install the most
innovative & high quality
theater/commercial signage available.
The Cinetech line is the culmination of over a
year of product development and testing.
We do not have resellers as we already
sell our lightboxes at wholesale prices.
We set out to build the best and most
affordable poster lightbox available today to
the general public....and we think we have.
Ordering Your Marquee Poster Lightbox
delivery of your Custom Lightbox is just a
mouse click away. When your order is
1.) Instant Notification of Payment Received
& Info Request
a. We'll notify you that your order has been
received and is being processed
We'll request any special instructions or info
you may want included with your purchase
Follow Up Email & Quality Check
We'll let you know your order has been
through its final quality check and is ready
We make sure your lightbox is well packed,
bubble wrapped, and packaged
b.) Your tracking number is forwarded to you
as soon as it is issued
Current production time is 3 weeks after final art approval.