Home Movie Day 2015 Event Report

Held on the day The Toronto Blue Jays were playing for a World Series spot may have hampered the turnout for our second Home Movie Day. Nevertheless we were able to give our undivided attention to our guest who brought films. We screened all of Ron’s films and had a pleasant discussion on the history of his films and what he could do to preserve them.
On a positive note the Library is now interested in hosting other film related events monthly or bi-monthly. I will be meeting with them soon to discuss details. Stay tuned.



City: Whitby, Ontario CANADA

Event Venue: Whitby Public Library

Event time (inspections screening): 1-3pm

Total Audience: 5

Number of people bringing films: 1

# Films screened by Gauge:

  •  Super 8: 2
  • 16mm: 3


Terry Lagler (host, inspection, projectionist)
Shawna Eagles (administration, reception)
Aaron Lagler (general help, videographer)
Mason Hanna (general help)

Special Thanks

Patricia Yackison (Reference Assistant, Whitby Public Library)


Press (pre-event and post-event):


Whitby This Week
– Local Paper “What’s On” Calendar

Local Kijiji events

Notes: Screenings

  • Ron Schaff brought 2 reels of Super 8 film showcasing 1973 family outings including Chandos Lake, Niagara Falls, Center Island and Whitby. He also had footage circa 1965 featuring family visits to Paris and Holland (Amsterdam)
  • With no more films to screen Terry Lagler showed some fun Super 8 and 16mm shorts.

16mm: Dinosaurs: The Terrible Lizards (Educational Film)
16mm: Walt Disney’s Lonesome Ghost’s
Super 8: Castle Digest “Tarantula”