This is an original, linen-backed one-sheet movie poster from 1974 for Go Ape!, a five-film theatrical re-release of the entire Planet of the Apes movie series. 20th Century Fox was producing a Planet of the Apes television series set to premiere in September 1974. The studio decided to promote that series by releasing all five Planet of the Apes films in limited theaters that summer a single bill with the promotional title "Go Ape!"
This poster was printed to promote this very unusual, daylong screening of Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), and Battle For the Planet of the Apes (1973). Theater owners were not thrilled about showing five films for the price of one film and many chose to only show a few of the films. Posters at those theaters were often damaged when the titles of the skipped films were covered however this poster was not damaged.
The poster measures 27" x 41" and has been linen-backed for long-term preservation and display. The poster was in very goodcondition prior to restoration with someedge wear and a small tear on the middle-right fold line. It was folded at the time of printing. The fold lines are much less noticeable after linen-backing. Linen-backed posters are stored flat and rolled for shipping in a rigid, tube mailer.
Please look closely at the photos (this is theexactposter you are buying). It is not a stock image.
This very rare and collectible poster, printed in 1974 to promote the Go Ape! theatrical re-release, is not a reproduction or a reprint.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1974
Country: United States
Size: 27 in x 41 in(69 cm x 104 cm)(plus small linen border)