Kodak Showtime 8 Movie Projector
Kodak Showtime 8 8mm Model 8 500 Movie Projector 1954
The Cine-Kodak Showtime 8 Projector was years ahead in design (at that time), it was advertised in 1956 to “give sparkling, big screen color movies up to 5 Feet wide or larger. Threading, focusing, framing, and titling are unusually simple and positive. A lighted switch panel gives you fingertip control of still picture projection, comic reverse action, fast rewind. Reel arms select 400 foot capacity for a full 30 minute show. Fast F/1.6 Lumenized Lens, a new shutter and pull down system transmits 60 percent more light for extra big, extra bright pictures. Truly the surest operating 8mm projector Kodak has ever produced. Complete with built in case. ”
This projector appears to be constructed of metal and Bakelite, is in good age specific condition with some paint missing from the metal outer case. We fired up the projector and played about 12 minutes of some old home movies from the 50s. A short video of this projector in action is posted on Youtube – HERE. The serial number on the base of the projector is 131254 (we assume manufacture was in 1954), the projector with cover outer dimensions are 13 1/2 x 9 x 7 1/2 inches approximately and weighs about 17 pounds. This cool old Kodak 8mm projector is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is. Includes projector, cover and take up reel.