Alt Gallery Film Archives


Film reels at Cinemateca Portuguesa. Does not reflect our current collection.

The Alt Gallery Film Archives is a project focused on preserving physical mediums of movies, films, & television from around the world, specifically obscure and dead formats within a permanent collection. This collection will be inventoried & cataloged in-depth, maintained, properly stored, & exhibited so that future generations can experience and learn from these artifacts. 

In its current state, this project has no funding or backing. We are relying on donations to build the collection as we seek funding to properly maintain and expand. All donations are tax deductible as the Alternative Gallery Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Alternative Gallery at the following address: 

The Alternative Gallery
707 N. 4th St. Suite 103
Allentown, PA 18102


Below is a list of what we are most seeking for the collection, but not limited to just these items. 

– Tapes, DVDs, etc. in video store rental cases or w/ original rental stickers

– Pre-recorded broadcasts with original commercials (w/o/c)

– found footage; home movies, new reels, compilation tapes, etc.


Video8 (8 mm)


CED (Capacitance Electronic Disc)

Video Singles

LaserDisc & LaserDisc EP

CD Video

VCD aka Video CD





8mm, 16mm, 35mm Reels