Cool Theater Displays: Wall-E and Indiana Jones 4
Everyone is familiar with those giant cardboard displays that movie theaters always place in their lobby. They range from a giant cardboard version of the poster to elaborate setups and fully 3D characters. Everyone remembers that awesome Silver Surfer diorama for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer earlier this year, and The Simpsons Movie couch. A couple of recent displays have appeared in theaters just in time for the Holidays and are very impressive. The two we're pointing out today are: one for Pixar's Wall-E and a new one for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - both of which you've probably already seen in person. If not, here's your chance.
Pixar itself has taken over all of the marketing for Wall-E, due out on June 27th, instead of Disney. They're banking on the idea that the lil' robot is just so adorable, which it most certainly is. They have released a fully cardboard and completely 3D version of Wall-E that most theaters received and are currently displaying in the lobby. Check this thing out - it's pretty damn impressive for something that was mass manufactured and is made out of cardboard.
A recent set of very early theater displays for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull have appeared overseas and a few new photos have arrived courtesy of both JoBlo and IndianaJones.es. The film arrives in theaters on May 22nd, 2008 and doesn't have a teaser trailer yet, but is banking on the nostalgia factor of the franchise - hence the whip, the hat, and the box. This one definitely gets me excited albeit a very simple in design. Check it out - you might feel that nostalgia, too.
I think I've enjoyed writing about these theater displays so much that I'm going to make this a regular feature whenever there are cool ones. Most of them are pretty boring, but if we ever run across any better looking ones throughout the year, I'll make sure to run an article about them.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Didn't see any of those at mine earlier this week will look again tomorrow when I go see AVP-R.
Stephen on Dec 28, 2007
I love the Indy one. Check out all the stickers on the suitcase...They're all the places he's been in the other movies!
jason_md2020 on Dec 29, 2007
Can't wait for Indy 4!
Spider on Dec 29, 2007
I am wondering if you could assist me in purchasing a WaterHorse diplay. It is made of foam core and is a diplay of the shower-tub and had the waterhorse in it. Sincerely Lorraine Pierce
Lorraine on Jan 11, 2008
does anyone know where I can buy those displays?
renee on Nov 24, 2008
I do not know. I am actually looking to sell a huge King Kong one from about 8 years ago. My sister worked at the theater. It is cool. I am curious to find out where I can sell it.
Anonymous on Aug 1, 2011
I am looking for the theater display for the 1999 digitally remastered DVD release for THE WIZARD OF OZ. The display is about 8 ft high by 4 ft wide and about 7 ft in length. It is all the characters looking out of the house with the witches legs underneath. Can you tell me where to find this and how many were made? I was told there were only 3 made. One went to New York, one to Gurnee Theater in Illinois, and the other one to California. Please advise anything on this. Thanks, Julie Geno
JULIE GENO on Nov 5, 2009
hi just wondering if anybody could possibly help me find and E.T extra terrestrail cardboad 3D cut out that i could buy, even a website would be helpful. Also can you buy these cardboard cut outs from the cinemas or are they returned or something. Please help!
charlotte bate on Dec 7, 2009
i have Theater Displays: Wall-E like similar to pix above , it is very large any offer $ ?
Anonymous on Jul 10, 2011
I'd love to buy that. About how big is it?
Dee on Jul 31, 2011
the box is about 40 inches cube the bot about 3 foot tall $90 as is it is not mint the neck tube was replaced at some point shipping may be more money than i am asking for it
Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011
Where are you shipping from?
Guest on Sep 11, 2011
Let me know if you find out how to sell this. I have a huge King Kong one from about 8 years ago. My sister worked at the theater
Anonymous on Aug 1, 2011
How about $50 for it? The shipping may be expensive but I'll cover it as well. Why don't you sign up with ebay or something similar? There aren't any tears or anything on it are there? Why don't you sign up for one of the selling sites and once you do we'll talk about it =)
Dee on Aug 4, 2011
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