THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
NAME: The Empire Strikes Back - Advance
DIMENSIONS: 27"x41" (One Sheet), Eight Sheet (rare experimental size), 45"x58" NYC Subway, 41"x81" (Three Sheet), 81"x81" (Six Sheet), 24 Sheet (Billboard)
FOLDED OR ROLLED: Both, rolled is more rare
DOUBLE OR SINGLE SIDED: Single
REPRINTS: Yes in the 27"x40" size
This is the first and only one sheet advance for Empire Strikes Back. It hit theaters in the Christmas of 1979. The photography for this poster was done by Bob Peak, Jr. In addition to the one sheet this style comes in a 2 sheet, three sheet, six sheet and a 24 sheet. The 24 sheet is the size of a billboard.
Note that the originals have a silver logo while the reprints have a white logo.
Six Sheet - 81"x81"
U.S. Reprint - 24"x36"
New York City Subway
Japanese Advance - 29"x41" - 1979 (Says "Star Wars 2")