In the same way that Polaroid film fell by the wayside, is it only a matter of time before it becomes more and more difficult to find and develop 35 mm film? Driving past Walgreens, I noticed the digital sign read "We still process 35mm film," and it occurred to me, that sooner or later they may not.
Mainstream stores like Target, Walgreens or CVS, previously processed wet lab prints daily but now, they gear all advertising, product sales and processing options to the digital audience. Of course, most of these large service centers will still process your film but often it has to be sent out to a secondary developing lab.
Will there be a point at which film is no longer processed? Like eight track or mini disc players, will film photography be relegated to rummage sale shelves and eBay purchases?
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.
After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined OnMilwaukee.com as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.
Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.