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Thursday, July 17, 2014

$1.75m Worth of Original Film & Television Props and Costumes to be Sold Via Live Auction

$1.75m worth of original film & television props and costumes to be sold via live auction, including Marty Mcfly’s Hoverboard, with highlights previewing at Comic Con International in San Diego July 23rd 27th

LOS ANGELES, July 21st, 2014: Prop Store is proud to announce its first live auction event produced in partnership with the UK’s Leading Cinema Chain Vue Entertainment. In the most exciting sale of its kind, over 375 original film and television props and costumes will go under the hammer in October at Vue’s flagship cinema in Westfield, London.

Prop Store’s display at this year’s Comic Con Internationalthe annual entertainment mega-convention held in San Diego each Julywill include a wide range of memorable props and costumes from the upcoming auction. The show runs July 23 July 27 and attendees will be able to hear the stories behind them through discussions with prop experts Stephen Lane, Brandon Alinger and Tim Lawes.

An original prop Marty McFly hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II, with an estimated auction price of £15,000 ($25,700) is just one of the highlights of the display. Con-goers will also see an original Batmobile model miniature used in Batman Forever estimated at £20,000 ($34,200), an original prop Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory estimated at £15,000 ($25,700), Michael Keaton’s battle-damaged bat suit from Batman estimated at £10,000 ($16,100) and C-3PO’s hands from Star Wars estimated at £8,000 ($13,700).

These items will be offered for sale at Prop Store’s live auction, presented in partnership with Vue Cinemas, in London October 16, 2014.

Also on display at the Prop Store display booth (#3845) will be a key selection of assets from the film Pacific Rim. The Pacific Rim items display at Comic Con, along with several hundred others, will be available in an online Pacific Rim prop and costume sale in late August.

Additional information is available at the Prop Store booth, where fans can also enter in drawings for daily prize give-a-ways, including original props and costumes.

Brandon Alinger, COO at Prop Store, says "We’ve assembled a fantastic collection of material for our October 2014 live auction. The auction is being held in London at Vue Cinemas’ flagship location. One of the many benefits of working with Vue, who are one of the UK’s largest movie theatre chains, is that we can host a two-week public preview of many of the auction lots. But if you can’t wait until October or you aren’t based in London, we’re inviting interested bidders and fans to see some of the highlights of the auction at Comic Con. Our Comic Con display also present a preview of items to be sold in our online Pacific Rim auction, which launches at the end of August. We’re excited to be working with Legendary on the Pacific Rim sale and have some great material to showcase on that front as well."

For more information contact:

Name: Brandon Alinger COO
Tel: +1 818 727 7829

About Prop Store:
Prop Store sells original movie memorabilia, with over 7,500 items available for sale on
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting prop art.
Prop Store facilitates prop disposal, sale, archival and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sales on its website.

About Vue Entertainment
Formed in May 2003, Vue Entertainment International is a world class operator and developer of modern state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas. Following the recent acquisition of the Apollo UK circuit in May 2012, the takeover of CinemaxX in July 2012 and the acquisition of Multikino in May 2013, Vue is now operating over 1,368 screens across 151 multiplex cinemas in 9 territories comprising the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Taiwan.


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