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Vintage Newspaper Ads For Over 20 Classic Movies

Vintage movie newspaper ads

Long before the many movie apps that let you see what movies are playing where and when, there were entire pages of newspapers dedicated to this feature. Showtimes for movies listed underneath big advertisements for what was playing in theaters. Most newspapers across the country have eliminated the showtimes in their pages but that doesn’t mean the art of the newspaper ad is gone forever. We looked back (with the help of Held Over!) at some vintage newspaper ads for some classic movies. From ‘Star Wars‘ to ‘Batman’ and others in-between, here’s a look at what it used to look like when you were about to go to the movies.


'Star Wars'

 
 
 
Star Wars Newspaper Ad

'The Empire Strikes Back'

 
 
 
Empire Strikes Back newspaper ad

'Jurassic Park'

 
 
 
Jurassic Park Newspaper ad

'Batman'

 
 
 
'Batman' Newspaper Ad

'Terminator 2'

 
 
 
Terminator 2 newspaper ad

'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

 
 
 
Raiders of the Lost Ark newspaper ad

'Star Trek'

 
 
 
'Star Trek' Newspaper Ad

'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan'

 
 
 
Star Trek 2 newspaper ad

'Superman'

 
 
 
Superman newspaper ad

'2001: A Space Odyssey'

 
 
 
2001 newspaper ad

'Planet of the Apes'

 
 
 
Planet of the Apes newspaper ad

'Halloween'

 
 
 
Halloween newspaper ad

'Friday the 13th'

 
 
 
Friday the 13th newspaper ad

'The Last House on the Left'

 
 
 
Last House on the Left newspaper ad

'Army of Darkness'

 
 
 
Army of Darkness newspaper ad

'The Muppet Movie'

 
 
 
The Muppet Movie newspaper ad

'Psycho'

 
 
 
Psycho newspaper ad

'Aliens'

 
 
 
Aliens newspaper ad

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

 
 
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles newspaper ad

'Masters of the Universe'

 
 
 
Masters of the Universe newspaper ad

'Goonies'

 
 
 
Goonies newspaper ad

'Teen Wolf'

 
 
 
Teen Wolf ad

'Animal House'

 
 
 
Animal House ad

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