Hollywood memorabilia set for London IMAX cinema auction
Famous costumes and props from some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters are heading for auction in London later this year.
On September 23, the Prop Store will present their second live auction of movie and TV memorabilia at London’s BFI IMAX in Waterloo. In total, more than £1 million worth of memorabilia will cross the auction block, from classics such as Superman, Star Trek, Back to the Future II, The Empire Strikes Back and The Lord of the Rings.
“We're incredibly proud to announce our second live auction in London and are delighted to be working in partnership with the UK’s leading cinema chain, ODEON," said Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane.
"The wonderful venue they are providing for the auction will make it a truly great event for film fans and collectors alike. This year sees some fantastic material come to market and we are really looking forward to giving people the chance to take home their own pieces of movie and television history.”
Amongst the notable lots are Christopher Reeve's screen-worn Superman tunic; Leonard Nimoy's Spock costume from the original Star Trek TV series; a purple coat worn by Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange; the original Grays Sports Almanac from Back to the Future II; and a helmet worn by one of the Knights of the Round Table in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
“It’s very exciting to present these film mementos to the public, giving film fans the chance to pick up their own piece of Hollywood history," added Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON UK and Ireland.
"With this year’s film slate full of huge blockbusters, including Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Everest, The Walk, Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who knows what props will be sought after in the years to come.”
Many of the auction's famous props and costumes will be on display at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo prior to the sale, in a free exhibition which runs from September 9-23.
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