Equipment, Parts, & Services

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▶︎ Motion picture projector parts

The Chicago Film Society has one of the largest inventories of motion picture projector parts in the country. Parts available include replacement sprockets, gears, and rollers for Simplex, Century, and Christie 35mm projectors, as well as 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm sprockets and other components manufactured by LaVezzi Precision.

Download parts inventory list (PDF)

▶︎ Motion picture film cameras, projectors, & editing equipment rental

We have a variety of 35mm and 16mm film projectors, cameras, viewers, and editing equipment available for rent. Inventory varies; inquire at for specifics.

▶︎ Consulting

Film projection services: Chicago Film Society provides film projection services and consulting for screenings, festivals, and gallery or museum exhibitions.

Shipping: We are experienced with proper preparation of motion picture film for shipping, including preparing nitrate film shipments in full compliance with US Hazardous Materials Regulations.

▶︎ Training

We offer a two day projection workshop covering inspection and projection of archival prints, light projector maintenance, presentation standards, and best practices for shipping. An instructor from CFS will train up to two staff members on site. This workshop is for already-working projectionists who wish to learn more about handling archival film, and is not intended to train projectionists from the ground up or to replace the equipment repair and maintenance services of your regular booth technician.

▶︎ Scrap film

We can provide 16mm and 35mm scrap film to artists, filmmakers, and students. Use for scratch animation, found footage, or whatever your heart desires. FREE except for the cost of shipping!