Phil's Vintage 8mm & 16mm Films, Projectors & Collectibles

SUPER 8MM ( Super-8 / Super8 / Single-8 ) SILENT & SOUND MOVIE PROJECTORS

Updated November 21, 2014

Scroll down the page to see the projectors available, but

All projectors on this page, unless noted, are for running Super-8 film or Fuji's Single-8 film only. Super-8 and Fuji's Single-8 film are the same film format, so both will run on any Super-8 projector.
You cannot run 8mm film on a projector designed just for Super-8/Single-8 film.
If you need a projector to run older standard 8mm film, click HERE for Standard 8mm Silent and Sound Projectors.

Here is the difference between 8mm and Super-8 (also called Single-8) film :

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Projectors sold are immediately removed from the lists, so it is always up-to-date. More are added all the time. The listings on these pages are always current.

Most dual 8mm projectors, that can run both 8mm and super-8 (single-8) film, tend to sacrifice performance and film safety. For this reason I have never cared for most of them and will not have any, except for the early Eumig dual-8 sound (tube amplifier) and silent models. The Eumig models incorporate separate sprockets and film gates to be switched out for each film format and run the films excellent and safely. All Eumig projectors I will list are the older models and thus have to have extensive refurbishing done to make them perform and last like a new projector. Most will have totally refurbished drive discs and motor mounts, among other major parts replaced and re-adjusted.
All of the projectors on this page will run your film perfectly and safely. A number in brackets ( ) indicates if I have more than one of that model. No discount on these projectors.

Super 8 movie projectors by Elmo, Bell & Howell, Sankyo, Yashica, Eumig and other sound and silent models are avaliable off and on so keep checking back if you don't find what you want. All super-8 projectors have automatic threading. Most will be in Mint condition. All super 8mm projectors are cleaned, checked, lubricated, repaired and new parts installed as necessary to restore to perfect running condition. All come with the power cord, take-up reel, good bulb, instruction book and a magnetic sound film so you can test it as soon as it arrives. Other accessories are included as indicated.

All sound projectors will run silent as well as magnetic sound films. If indicated, some of the projectors here are excellent to use for transferring film to video, but none have the capability of transferring the image to video through a line output. You must use a video camera to take a picture of the projected image if you plan to use the projector for video transfer. Any line outputs mentioned in the descriptions are for audio only.

All are 115 to 120 volt unless noted as having multiple voltage settings.  Most are capable of variable speed adjustment using two adjustable potentiometers on a circuit board inside the back covers using a special plastic adjuster you can get at Radio Shack for $1.29. However I will not accept a return on a projector for any damage caused by using improper tools or otherwise causing damage to the projector while adjusting the potentiometers; or from making any other adjustments or modifications to the projector.

I do not take in repair jobs. I just service the projectors I refurbish and sell myself.

All projectors are guaranteed to be as described and running perfectly for a full 60 days after delivery date, or I will repair it or replace it for another comparable model. If it cannot be repaired and I don't have a satisfactory replacement, I will give a refund. Please be sure about the type projector you need and what you order. If, after you first receive a projector,  you want to return it because you bought the wrong format, thought it did something I indicated in the description or on the page heading that it does not do, or you just decided you don't want it after all, I will issue a refund less the initial shipping, Paypal fees if that applies, plus a re-stocking fee of 25% of the selling price of the projector.

Will run Super-8 Silent or Sound films (But not play back the sound).

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Excellent For Video or DVD Transfer Work

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  • Here is an exceptional silent projector for bright big screen projection, critical analysis of your film, or for video transfer. The most full featured super-8 silent projector ever made by Bell & Howell for Sears. Features 400' reel capacity, variable speed control, flickerless slow motion with a special shutter that switches from 3 to 6 blades, single frame and reverse, automatic threading to take-up reel, retractable power cord, room light control and a very bright image for big screen projection using the low volt DLS, DEF, DKR or DHX 150 watt bulb and fast f1.2 zoom lens. Very easy to unthread in the middle of a reel. With copy of instruction book and Disney film. Excellent condition -  $499  (No discount)

For showing Super-8 Sound or Silent films only.


  • Full featured and great performing projector with f1.3 15 to 25mm zoom lens, 12 volt 100 watt EFP bulb, 600' capacity, fully automatic threading, multiple audio inputs and outputs, reverse, speeds of 18 or 24 frames per second with capability of variable speeds (two adjustable potentiometers on circuit boards inside the back cover) so you can adjust to 20 fps for video transfer of your home movies. Comes complete with all accessories and instruction book in the original box. Near Mint condition -  $799    (No discount)

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  • A great performing Super 8mm magnetic sound projector with 800' reel capacity. Speeds of 18 or 24 frames per second with capability of variable speeds (two adjustable potentiometers on circuit boards inside the back cover) so you can adjust to 20 fps for video transfer of your home movies. Outstanding quality sound with a 6.5 watt amplifier with tone control. F1.3 zoom lens, 12 volt 100 watt EFP lamp, runs reverse as well as forward and has auto threading onto the take-up reel. Exceptional Elmo quality and very safe on your film. This is the later multi-voltage model with settings from 110 to 240 volts and has multiple audio inputs and outputs. Comes with an 800' reel, instruction book, protective cover, sample sound film and accessories. In the original box. Near Mint  - $899    (No discount)


  • A cadillac of a machine made for Bell & Howell by Sankyo. Features 600' reel capacity, auto threading to take-up reel, reverse, tone control, speeds of 18 or 24 fps with an external variable speed adjustment. Super bright image with the fast f1.3 15 to 25mm zoom lens, 12 volt 100 watt EFP bulb, and Hi/Low lamp brightness switch. Can be set for 50 or 60 Hz, and several voltage settings from 110 to 240 volts and has multiple inputs and outputs. In Near Mint condition. The variable speed control makes this perfect for transferring film to video or DVD. Comes with instruction book, microphone, grounded power cord, 600' reel and a sample sound film. Like New condition - $1199    (No discount)


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  • A beautiful Super 8mm magnetic sound projector with outstanding projection and sound quality. Variable running speed from 15 to 25 frames per second, so you can adjust to 20 fps for video transfer of your home movies. F1.3 zoom lens, 12 volt 100 watt EFP lamp, excellent sound quality with tone control, runs reverse as well as forward and has auto threading onto the take-up reel. Will play sound from both the main and balance sound stripe. Very safe on your film. Has 600' reel capacity and comes with a 400' and 600' reel. With instruction book and all accessories and sample sound film. Near Mint in the original packaging - $799    (No discount)


  • (2) From 1966, this is the first super-8 model Eumig made, almost identical with the 8mm Mark-S, with partial manual threading and high quality tube amplifier for cleaner sound. It will show super-8 sound and silent films. It has automatic threading through the film gate, then you manually thread the film through the sound heads to the take-up reel. This makes it very easy to unthread in the middle of a reel. Runs in forward or reverse. Has variable speed settings from about 15 to 25 frames per second, 600' reel capacity and a bright image with the f1.4 15 to 25mm zoom lens and inexpensive, 50 hour life, FCR 12 volt 100 watt bulb. Excellent for transferring films to DVD. Comes with instruction book, 600' take-up reel and a super-8 sound film so you can test it out right away. Operates at 110 to 250 volts, 50/60 cps. Like New and totally refurbished to run and last like new - $899  (No discount)

Stereo Playback Capable

  • A top of the line super-8 sound projector with large 1200' reel capacity (comes with an 800' auto- thread reel), magnetic sound recording and playback with both the main and balance tracks, F1.3 zoom lens, set 18 and 24 fps speed switch, film counter, two position lamp brightness switch, bright EFR 150 watt 15 volt lamp. Will go reverse and show single frames. Booming high quality sound output with tone control and multiple inputs and outputs for audio, including separate 1 & 2 track line outputs for playing back stereo films. A great projector for the collector wanting to show features with fewer interruptions. Has multiple voltage settings from 110 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 hz. Near Mint condition and runs like a dream. Comes with all accessories, carrying case (with some wear) and instruction book - $1299    (No discount)

Two-track super 8mm magnetic sound projectors will allow you to play or record sound from both sound stripes, including stereo sound films, although the tracks will be blended as mono. Any two-track projectors will be indicated in the description. Projectors indicated as being Stereo have separate amplifiers, speakers and outputs for each track.

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