Film Event: Prop Store Exhibit at BFI IMAX

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This week I was pleased to be invited along to visit the Prop Store film exhibition at London's BFI IMAX at Waterloo. Made up of over 600 film and TV props and memorabilia, I was excited to don the white gloves and check out some iconic pieces from the collection. Here's a look at the exhibit ahead of launch...

This September, Prop Store are hosting one of Europe’s largest Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auctions* at the ODEON BFI IMAX near London Waterloo. To celebrate, the BFI IMAX are hosting a film nerd's paradise; showcasing some of the best pieces in the foyer as a free exhibit. Better yet, they're also screening over 30 classic films, inspired by the props featured in the auction - meaning you can see the prop and then see it on screen. 

From Thor's hammer, Indiana Jones' whip to Darth Vader's helmet, the collection features 600 original props, costumes, and production material from 200 films and television shows will be up for auction and are available to see (for free) at the cinema from September 8th. Now whilst I don't have a few hundred grand going spare to purchase any of the items, I did get a chance to view the exhibit ahead of opening and play around with a few props (wearing gloves, of course).

For me, one of the highlights from the exhibit had to be getting to touch a real life mogwai. Gremlins has always been one of my all time favourite films and this was particularly exciting for me. Of course, there is also a large selection of Star Wars models which were pretty impressive too. Personally, I just loved the level of detail in each prop and it was so much fun to look at all the different pieces.

If you'd like to see some of these awesome props for yourself, head along to the BFI IMAX at Waterloo anytime between the 8th - 29th September - no ticket purchase necessary unless you want to see a film. If you're feeling fancy, you can even put a bid in to take one home. But that's it for another film event. If money was no object, which prop would you take home? Which item would you be most excited to see? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave me lots of lovely ones down below. 

Until next time fellow film fans, 




*Disclaimer: All opinions of this post are my own and do not reflect that of BFI IMAX or Prop Store UK. 

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  1. This sounds super cool, I enjoy visiting these kind of things. There was something similar on at a museum near where I live, maybe not as good as this one, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looks like you had fun! You photos are great too – show off the event really well. :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Oh really? That sounds cool! I recently visited the Cinema Museum in Elephant & Castle also and that was really good as well. Always on the look out for more film exhibits :) Aw thank you so much, that's really kind of you xx

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    1. Haha I know right?! ET, Goonies and Gremlins 2 were the big ones for me xx

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  3. This all looks so cool! I think it's a really good idea that they have this so you can also see a film after. Great photos

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    1. Yeah I thought so too! Makes a change from just going to the cinema. They've got some genuinely really cool stuff too :) thanks Hun x

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  4. Thanks for sharing, Sophie! As for props, I would love to see the Ark of the Covenant prop from Raiders up close.

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    1. That's an excellent choice! Which one would you have bid on given the chance? I want a Gremlin or a framed script I think :)

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    2. I was looking through some of the items and I think Tony Montana's green card from Scarface looks fascinating: http://propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/10/lot/1525/SCARFACE-1983-Tony-Montana-s-Al-Pacino-Green-Card Somebody got it for £8,500 I'm happy with the movie posters I own like my Pulp Fiction and Taxi Driver posters.

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    3. Aw yes I saw that in there yesterday actually as I nipped back to show my friend around. Pretty cool and a good size! I think I'd like a mogwai or one of the original posters too :)

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  5. I love this especially the Gremlins (one of my favourite films), the Hellraiser box (My favourite horror film) and Jurassic Park (another favourite) items. I've seen some of the Prop Stores collection at comic con before but I'll definitely check out this new exhibit.
    Kim | chimmyville.co.uk

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    1. Yes! It was so so cool to see that up close. Hope you enjoy :) xx

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  6. That looks like such a good exhibit! And it's also really nice of them to let you handle some of the props as well. I think if I were to put a bid in for anything it would be the Jurassic Park stuff, I'm such a sucker for that franchise!

    Lauren :) x

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    1. Yeah we were really lucky to go to the preview event so sadly they don't let people hold them anymore but it was so awesome to see still. YES! Excellent choice :) xx

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  7. This looks amazing, Sophie! I'm so jealous. I think if I had to take one item home I'd love something from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? or Batman. Hope you had fun!

    Ashley xx
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    1. That's a very good choice! Yeah it was really fun, especially for a free exhibit! I also think I want Jack's jacket from the Shining xx

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