Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Death of Film, Chapter 31

Yesterday (September 8, 2008), my local supermarket took away their Drop Box for film processing.

The C-41 machine was pulled out of my corner CVS a few months ago. (They still do prints from digital files, and they still accept film for processing.)

For a brief interval, there were FOUR drop boxes and TWO One-Hour processors within walking distance of my house. (Eckerd when they were down on the corner, CVS when it was in the local strip mall, Hannaford, and the local PhotoLab about a klick away. This would have been back around the year 2000? 2002? (When did my local lab close? 2006?))

Now, there's only the CVS drop-box.

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