Equipment & Parts

To make an inquiry about specific parts, equipment, or services, email

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)

Projection & editing equipment rental
We have a variety of 35mm and 16mm film projectors and editing equipment available for rent. Inventory varies; inquire for specifics.

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

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!