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Arlington Heights Home Movie Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018 ,  4:30 - 7pm

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 , go to map

Admissions: Free!


Chicago Film Archives is excited to be partnering with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on the presentation of the first ever Home Movie Day in Arlington Heights! CFA staff archivists will be on site to inspect and project your 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm films and provide advice and recommendations about how to best care for your films in the future. We’ve hosted Chicago’s Home Movie Day for over ten years and we’re thrilled to move out into the suburbs this year!

Please visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library website for more information about the event and call 847-392-0100 or visit to register. Signups open from Mon, 10/01/2018 – 9:00am to Sat, 10/13/2018 – 4:30pm.

Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and local history held annually at many local venues worldwide. This is an opportunity for you and your family to share your own home movies with your community and enjoy seeing their stories as well. We provide all the screening equipment, and all you need to bring is your tape or film and a story to share. Even if you don’t wish to screen anything, you can still come to enjoy the show as an audience member!

If you wish to screen a movie, please arrive by 4:30 pm to sign up for a 5-minute time slot. Limit one submission per family, but additional submissions may be screened if time allows.

If you are bringing a video, please have your tape queued up to the appropriate starting place. Only the following formats can be screened: 8mm, Super8, 16mm, VHS, VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Betamax, DV, and MiniDV. Not sure what kind you have? We can help you identify the different film and video formats. Call us at 847-870-5222.

Stick around after the screening to hear about how to best care for your films and learn how you can convert your home movies digital video files at the library. For more information about Home Movie Day, check out their website:

Presented in partnership with Chicago Film Archives and Downtown Mediaworks.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
go to map
Hours:4:30 - 7pm