Film Archive


The Chicago Cinema Society has been actively rescuing and collecting 70mm, 35mm and 16mm prints and equipment for quite some time. Our goal is to preserve and share our 70mm, 35mm and 16mm prints with our audience as well as with those of other theaters that still have the ability to project film. We have loaned prints to theaters all across this country and beyond. If you are an exhibitor who has reel to reel capability and would like to know what we have available for loan, please contact us at:

If you have 70mm, 35mm or 16mm prints that you would like to donate to us, please send us an email to the email address above. We will preserve your prints and do our best to ensure that they will stay in circulation as long as there are theaters in America that have print projection capability. Thank you so much! There is no better medium by which to watch a movie than light passing through celluloid onto a screen.

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