Bell and Howell Regent 8mm

Projector for viewing family movies. Over the years we have been asking Dad to transfer the movies to VCR tape but now DVD seems like it would be a better choice. When he actually gets it done who knows what the format will be.


I like the way this projector burns the film at the end, I'm looking for that effect for the end of my movies.

  • Jo Ann 9y

    Great shot.
  • Matt Penning PRO 9y

    I've got one of these. My sister and I went through our family movies, pointed a video camera at the screen, and made comments all through. Then copied them for all my siblings (8 total), many moons ago. We probably should do the same thing and do it digital. Maybe.
  • Katherine Johnson PRO 9y

    I like the idea of comments Matt, kind of like a family Mystery Science Theater 3000. *lol*
  • Marie Carnes PRO 9y

    That is one fine relic, Kath.
  • Kazoot (Alan Morris) PRO 9y

    What a wonderful old projector. I remember
    those old days when we would watch jerky
    little movies on these machines. Thanks for
    the memory.
  • Dan PRO 9y

    I havn't seen one of these in quite a while. THese relics just keep on going.
  • philipt75 9y the best film transfer for the money.
    Sent off to them, the dvd looks better than the original film, beautiful!
  • Renegade Geek 7y

    Beautiful old tech.
  • lwlehmer 6y

    I liked this, too. Used it in my blog today.Thanks. Larry Lehmer
  • Zurheetna 5y

    I have the same projector, and I've had it for decades. The original bulb finally burned out on it when we were watching some old 8mm home movies. I looked on the Web & found a bulb part # DAR 120V 500 W @ Equipping The Saints web site ( I ordered 3 bulbs because they were only $7.95 each. I decided to take my projector apart and clean, inspect, and lube it. It now works great, and it was a pure joy working on such a classic old piece of equipment.
  • theatrecat 4y

    Hi Katherine - what a great photograph!

    Thanks for using a Creative Commons license. I've remixed your photo and used it to enhance a creative piece of mine - it's perfect for it. The finished page at this link:

    Odd Little Ode On A Binge

    Please feel free to contact me for any reason, and thanks again for a great photo!

  • Ashton Joseph 2y

    I am using this photo for a video piece I am working on. Thank you for the great work!
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