Boy Scouts, Chicago, and That Darn Film Projector

Updated: Aug 3

Technology, giving movie audiences trouble since 1920...


"The Boy Scout leaders did not mess up your movie!" This was the cry heard 'round Chicago's Hamilton Park 100 years ago today.


On July 2, 1920, Chicago-area Boy Scouts were having a delightful Field Day. Exhibit tents that explained their work were a highlight as was the day's schedule of events. Less successful was the evening screening of