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8mm Film Projector Repair Resources for the Repair and Restoration of 8mm film / movie projector equipment. If you have an old home movie / film projector that has 'been sitting in the closet / basement' and hasn't been turned on for 20 years (or more), then these resources are for you. Most of this likely not only applies to 8mm film / movie projectors, but to 16mm film projectors as well. Some of these shops will also do repairs on 8mm, 16mm, & 35mm cameras and projectors, as well as slide projectors and 'still / film' cameras. Some of these contacts may also be a source for parts / spares for movie film projectors.
Links to repair shops in the US and abroad.
Who repairs 8mm Film Projectors? Continue reading further.....


These are links around the US and abroad that we are aware of that can potentially do repairs on 8mm movie projectors / film projectors. This is not just another 'Ad Farm' site! We have checked out some of these contacts ourselves, but always do your own independent research before having repairs undertaken.


Continue to Links to repair shops for 8mm film projectors....

It is VERY difficult to find folks willing to work on "vintage" film projectors, primarily due to parts availability and the lack of techs.
Film projectors are very complicated, electro-mechanical devices. There are many sub-assemblies and systems within each, and all must be working well together for the unit to function with any accuracy and dependability and not "eat", damage or destroy your precious films and movies. The moving parts always rely on lubricants to function properly and there are commonly a rubber parts / components as well. Most projectors you see available today, were originally sold from the 1950's through the early 1980's. Thus at best, a projector is probably at least 25 years old. Most are 30-40 years old. Interesting things happen to 30+ year old lubricants and rubber parts. Lubricants actually coagulate and will cause "close tolerance" parts to seize or freeze up rendering them immobile. Rubber parts can become brittle and cracked, only to break when the unit is started up. The rubber can also revert back towards it's natural state and become a gooey tar like substance. Many folks think you can simply install a new rubber belt, and a new projector lamp / bulb and it will be 'good to go'. While you might 'get lucky' and make that happen, odds are most projectors will need a complete overhaul / repair / restoration. Virtually every used projector out there will need and require 4-18 hours of technician time to be brought to a "usable" state. Simply 'repairing' an obvious symptom, is typically not enough to address the issues a machine may have to any degree of usefulness. The main 'fix' for a 30-40 year old film projector is to have 'the clock rolled back' on it.

Most of these folks should be able to assist in the repair / restoration of your Regular-8mm, Super-8 mm, Silent & Sound film / movie projectors by brands such as; Bell & Howell, B&H, Canon, Cinestar, Chinon, De-Jur, Eumig, Gaf, Anscovision Emdeko, Keystone, Kodak, Du-All, Moviedeck,  Ektasound, Ekta-Sound, Minolta, Revere, Sankyo, Dualux, Sears, Vernon, Vivtar, Wollensak and possibly others.


8mm Film Projector Repair
16mm Film Projector Repair:

(some of these shops will also do repairs on 8mm, 16mm, & 35mm cameras and projectors, as well as slide projectors and 'still / film' cameras)

California, Costa Mesa,  'Electrotech Service', Phone: 949-295-0815 email;
can likely repair many 8mm film projectors and Super 8mm film projectors.

California, Granada Hills, ‘IJM Inc.’ 
phone: (818) 365-0385 / email: 

“Is your equipment broken or do parts need to be replaced? We can help you.
- We repair film cameras and projectors in a professional, experienced manner.”



California, San Diego ‘Kurts Camera Repair’ 
Phone 619-286-1810 / email:  
“Kurt's can provide expert repair service on most all digital, video and film cameras. We also specialize in 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film projectors and 35mm slide projectors.”

Colorado, Green Mountain Falls (near Colorado Springs)Urban Electronics. Phone; (719) 684-2518 · 6960 Lake St., Green Mountain Falls, Colorado 80809.
Mike can and has repaired just about anything and everything for decades. He's done work for many of our local, Colorado Springs retail shops over the years. He's done quite a few 8mm & 16mm film projectors and MANY 'Slide' / Carousel projectors.

Illinois, Chicago   phone: (312) 630-1017 /
 I have spoken with them personally, and they are able to do repairs / restoration on many 8mm & 16mm film projectors.

Illinois, Des Plaines, “Alpine Camera Company”, 686 Lee St. Des Plaines, IL 60016  
May offer repairs of movie film and slide projectors in Illinois.

Maryland, Oddington "Oddington TV & Radio" 1652 Annapolis Rd., Oddington, MD. 21113 phone; 410-551-9011
They have been servicing audio and video gear since the mid 1950's and will do 'some' repairs to 8mm film projectors. They are also able to do 'shipped in' repairs. You will need to contact them first before sending anything for repair to get an idea if they want to 'tackle' it.

Massachusetts, Arlington “Sanford Camera Repair” Since 1955 Phone: 781-648-2505  email:



“Sanford Camera Repair has an entire department dedicated to repairing projectors. We carry a large inventory of replacement parts, and have a full compliment of tools and alignment jigs especially designed for projectors. ”

Michigan, Grand Rapids, 'Blackies TV' Modern & Vintage, Consumer & Pro-Audio repairs.

Servicing / Repairing / Restoring 8mm film projectors.

New York, Flushing, ‘Eltek Repair’   phone: 718-460-4471
“Specialized only in 8mm film projectors and trans-videos, ELTEK provides prompt, quality repair service to all brands and models.”

New York, Queens / Forest Hills, ‘Marty's Camera Repair  phone: 718-793-4666 71-25 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375
“Marty's Camera repairs 8mm Film Projectors as well as most makes and models of movie film and photographic equipment - Repairs Older / vintage cameras with hard to find parts - 8mm,16mm & 35mm movie film Camera and Projector repair – Slide Projector Repair”

, Dayton 'Audio-Visual-Repair' Phone 626-488-7653 / email:
35+ years experience in repairing / restoring / refurbishing film projectors. Dayton Ohio area
, “Audio Visual Repair” /AVR. Milt has over 35+ years experience in the AV Industry, work as a Tech for Bell & Howell Factory Service. Refurbishing vintage projectors for Film School, Film Collectors, Individual who realize film machines and Film have a longer existence than other medium!
Pride is a part of our Refurbishing process: Special attention is given to Gears, clutches, belts, cam assembly, take  -up, rewind, electric components.  Before we advise individuals on ship their vintage projector to us: we like to discuss the problem making sure we are able to complete the task, giving prices and turnaround time!  We Service the following brand to name a few: Ampro, Argus, Baur, Bell & Howell, Bolex, DeJur, Eastman Kodak, Eike, Elmo, Eumig, GAF, Honeywell, Kalart, Victor, Wards, Sears, Sawyer. This covers Regular-8mm, S-8 / Super-8mm, Dual-8mm, Sound-8mm, 16mm silent and optical sound and Magnetic sound as well as 35mm Slide Projectors. If your Brand is not listed just give us a call, Refurbish work carries a 90-Day Warranty. Proper packing is very important! PLEASE contact us by e:Mail or call 626-488-7653 6 days a week.
 (call first with issue, and shipping instructions). Milt Goodwin. Thanks for all your support (Dayton Ohio Area)
PS. Jerry here from Oak Tree Vintage. I have spoken with Milt a number of times and he’s a ‘straight up’ guy.

, Houston, 'Bammel TV'   
Full-Line electronics / appliance service center in the Houston Area! Fast IN-HOME, Carry In or Ship in / Ship out Service - 6 days A Week- All Brands.

Servicing most consumer electronics audio and video equipment including some film projector repairs.

Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 'Emergency TV Repair'
North Location: 8409 W. Burleigh | Milwaukee, WI 53220 | Phone: 414-445-3300
South Location: 9433 W. Greenfield Ave. | West Allis, WI 53214 | Phone: 414-774-3566
Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Emergency TV Repair has been doing repairs in the Milwaukee area for over 55 years. They may be able to repair your 8mm / 16mm film projector. Give the a call to assess.


Australia, Dubbo,
"Camera Check Point" 
8mm film projector repairs, belts and more.

Canada, Ontario, Mississauga, 
Phone: (905) 891-6960 / email:
"Here are a few items they offer expert service on: • Professional digital cameras • Film cameras • Digital video cameras / Camcorders • Overhead projectors • 8mm film movie cameras • Light meters • Lenses & Motor drives (winders) • Slide projectors • 16mm projectors • 8mm film movie projectors"

UKMiddx., Stanmore “The 8mm Shed Shop”   
Land Line Phone: 020 8204 8434

“Experienced Repair Technician - John has many years of experience in audio-visual repair. He can repair most Standard and Super 8 projectors, and most slide and overhead projectors, and he works hard to provide excellent one-on-one customer service.”


Again, we do not do any work on 'outside' equipment here at Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. We only restore and sell our own inventory.
The above 'Repair / Restoration Resource' contacts are merely contacts we have amassed. You would need to contact them directly with your needs. They may or may not choose to take on your project based on many factors. We are not endorsing their services in any manner and any business you choose to pursue with any of them is at your risk / choice.

These are links around the US and abroad that we are aware of that can potentially do repairs on 8mm movie / film projectors. Always check them out independently on your own. Some may have the ability to accept shipped units. 
One of the most important aspects to sending a unit off for repair or restoration, is to POSITIVELY INSURE that it has been packed sufficiently & appropriately for safe transit. You must also inquire as to the ability of the business that repairs / restores the unit to do the same. This cannot be assumed. Even professional packaging companies may have 'new hires' that are not experienced in packing, 'high-mass / fragile' electronics for safe transit, so you must ask detailed questions as to the packing methods that will be utilized and ascertain that they will be sufficient.
 While transit damaged units are great for our parts business, almost all damage to shipments is due to inadequate packaging. They are not making most of these vintage units anymore, and it's a real shame when we loose another piece, un-necessarily to unprofessional packing. You know it's going to get 'rough handling', dropped, kicked, ran over, shot at, and probably involved in a F5 tornado somewhere along the way, SO PACK IT THAT WAY.

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Hope this info helps.




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