Chicago Film Archives - Home Movie Day Chicago (Chicago Open Archives)

  • 27 Oct 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Home movies provide invaluable records of our families and our communities: they document vanished storefronts, questionable fashions, adorable pets, long-departed loved ones, and neighborhoods-in-transition. Many Chicagoans still possess these old reels, passed down from generation to generation, but lack the projection equipment to view them properly and safely. That’s where Home Movie Day comes in: you bring the films (16mm, 8mm and/or Super 8mm), and we inspect them, project them, and offer tips on storage, preservation, and video transfer–all free of charge.

Chicago Home Movie Day is dedicated to YOUR home movies. From 11:00am until 3:00pm archivists and projectionists will inspect and project all celluloid home movies that walk in the door. We encourage providers of these gems to introduce their films to an eager HMD audience. Don’t have any films? We’ve got you covered! In the afternoon we’ll present a special program of home movies and amateur films from CFA’s collections.

This event is free. 

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