Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

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Comfort Film Presents: Scopitone Party!

  • Comfort Station 2579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Film Presents:

Scopitone Party!

Scopitone Films from the collection of Nick Osborn

As part of the Vernacular Photo Festival at Comfort Station. 


We are going to screen select music films from the Scopitone Film collection of Nick Osborn. We will update this event once we get the names of the films that we will be screening. So come see some rarely projected music videos from the 60's on 16 mm film.

About Scopitone:
Scopitone is a type of jukebox featuring a 16 mm film component. Scopitone films were a forerunner of music videos. Based on Soundies technology developed during WWII, color 16 mm film clips with a magnetic soundtrack were designed to be shown in a specially designed jukebox. Scopitones spread to West Germany, where the Kessler Sisters burst out of twin steamer trunks to sing "Quando Quando" on the dim screen that surmounted the jukebox. Scopitone went on to appear in bars in England, including a coffee bar in Swanage where "Telstar" was a favourite. By 1964, approximately 500 machines were installed in the US. By 1966, reportedly 800 machines were installed in bars and nightclubs in the United States, at a cost of $3500 apiece. By the end of the 1960s, the popularity of the Scopitone had faded.[6] The last film for a Scopitone was made at the end of 1978. --Wikipedia

Totally free.

The Windy City Soul Club will be providing music before and after the screening.

The Vernacular Photo Festival will be at Comfort Station from August 7th to the 28th.