The free family-friendly event is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the N.C. State Archives, 109 E. Jones St., in downtown Raleigh (which is a block or two from the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences).
You can bring your own films to have screened or watch others' films and play Home Movie Day Bingo. Motion picture archivists will be there with information on how to store your films and plan for their future. The event is sponsored by A/V Geeks and the Film Studies Program at N.C. State University.
They knew boxes full of movies sat in storage because families had no projector or because people worried the films would be too fragile to view. And they knew that many of the old movies were tossed out after they were transferred to videotape or DVD even though original films actually can long outlast any film or video transfer.