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Home Movie Day Hits PDX Saturday, October 17 at the Hollywood Theatre

by Sandra Blodget - The Oregon Herald Wednesday October 14, 2015    8:49 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Home Movie Day, an annual event put on by the Center for Home Movies, returns to Portland this year on Saturday, October 17 from 2pm - 5pm. Taking place at venues throughout the world, the Portland rendition will be hosted by film archivists and enthusiasts at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland), and is presented in partnership with the Oregon Historical Society.

Folks are encouraged to dust of the films in their attic to share with their friends and neighbors in this fun public forum. Films that can be projected included 16mm, 8mm, and super 8mm; note that video tape will not be screened. While viewing other films, or waiting your own to be screened, you can gather information on transfer services in the northwest, best practices for storing movies at home, and organizations that may be interested in accepting your films into their permanent collections. When properly cared for, original film can last decades longer that newer media formats, so you won't want to miss these tips and tricks to preserving your family memories!

All movies will be inspected and repaired before projecting (estimated 30 minutes per inspection depending on demand), and every effort will be made to screen all films in working condition. For more general information about the history of Home Movie Day as well as other locations around the world, visit

About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (, educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.

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