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Old Home Movies Projected, Repaired For Free During Chicago Home Movie Day

By Kelly Bauer | September 12, 2017 5:15am
 The Chicago History Museum will let you project old family films during Chicago Home Movie Day.
The Chicago History Museum will let you project old family films during Chicago Home Movie Day.
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DOWNTOWN — You'll be able to rewatch old family films for free during Home Movie Day at the Chicago History Museum.

Chicagoans will be able to bring family movies to the museum, 1601 N. Clark St., and watch them with a crowd of attendees Oct. 7, according to a news release. Participants can narrate the videos if they want to do so.

Organizers will project at least one film from each participant and then tell attendees how to store and preserve their old home movies. Organizers will also fix some breaks in the films and show attendees how to make their old home movies digital. 

Later in the day, home movies and amateur work from the Chicago Film Archives' collections will be displayed.

Attendees do not need to bring a film. Those who do bring home movies and project them will have their films returned to them.

The museum will project 16-millimeter, 8-millimeter and Super 8-millimeter films. The event runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the museum, 1601 N. Clark St. The event is free.