Preservation Services Around Town: Home Movie Day on the Downtown Mall

Preservation Services was once again involved with Home Movie Day, a worldwide celebration of home movies and amateur film. Home Movie Day is always an excellent event, combining preservation advocacy work with a fun chance to see other folks’ family films, safely projected!

This year we hosted a screening in collaboration with Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) held on Saturday, October 20th at CitySpace, 100 5th Street NE, on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.

From 12:30-4:30 p.m., community members brought their own films (on 8mm, super-8, or 16mm) to have them inspected and repaired by an archival professional. At 5 p.m., the projectors flickered and began screening home movie submissions. All films were returned at the end of the evening. The entire event was FREE and open to the public.