Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm; Mon, by appointment only
6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.
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This movie-memorabilia shop specializes in collectible original posters from around the world, spanning the silent era to present. Though Posteritati has resided on Centre Street for more than fifteen years, its system is fully digitized: The full stock of thousands of posters can be browsed on in-store computers by title, genre, lead actor, or director. The absence of unwieldy stacks of laminated prints makes for a sleek, comfortable retail space, with plush couches and a selection of film books for browsing. Large-scale movie posters line the walls, from modern hits like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Wall-E to Japanese posters for sixties and seventies movies like Yellow Submarine and Apocalypse Now. Slim cabinet drawers slide out to reveal posters from Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Spain, and more, with a particularly strong selection hailing from Japan and Poland. The selection ranges from $25 into the thousands—a 1964 poster for Dr. Strangelove ($1,200), a 1940 ad for Pinocchio ($1,500), or a 1954 Argentine poster for Hitchcock’s Rear Window ($2,500).Framing
Framing is available, with dozens of options to choose from.