Cinema Bomar Collection

Cinema Bomar puts on showings of 16mm industrial, educational, and ephemeral films from their personal collection in the Houston area. Their mission is to provide the experience of watching films, most of which were never intended to survive to the present, in their original format with all the damage that time has wrought. Find more information on their website.

 

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Westinghouse Gulf Coast Air Conditioning (1955)
Advertisement for Westinghouse Electric’s Master Matched Air Conditioning units
The Winning Team (c. 1953)
Training film promoting teamwork between workers in the oil fields
The Protected School (1965)
Government film profiling United High School in Laredo, TX that was built to double as a nuclear fallout ...
The Flowline of Understanding (c. 1953)
Training film discussing how proper communication between employees in the oil industry prevents accidents
The Chocolate Bayou Story
Industrial film highlighting IBM 1800 computer system at work in Monsanto’s Chocolate Bayou complex
The Big Thicket: A Crossroads in the Texas Forest (1985)
Education film narrated by John Henry Faulk examining the role of the Big Thicket forest region in Southe...
Pennzoil in Perspective
1970s industrial film profiling the Pennzoil Company
Odyssey: A Quest for Energy (1982)
Industrial film documenting the history of energy and how we harvest energy sources
Just Naturally Different (c. 1953)
Training film promoting the understanding of individuality in team members
Houston Chronicle: Get the Jump on Tomorrow - Women’s Section
Commercial spot for the Houston Chronicle’s Women’s Section
Houston Chronicle: Get the Jump on Tomorrow - The Paperboy
Commercial spot for the Houston Chronicle featuring the paperboy
Houston Chronicle: Get the Jump on Tomorrow - Sports
Commercial spot for the Houston Chronicle’s Sports section
Houston Chronicle: Get the Jump on Tomorrow - Miss Classified
Commercial spot for the Houston Chronicle’s Miss Classfied
Houston Chronicle: Get the Jump on Tomorrow - Home Furnishings
Commercial spot for the Houston Chronicle’s home furnishings shopping features
Houston Chronicle: Get the Jump on Tomorrow - Groceries
Commercial spot for the Houston Chronicle’s grocery shopping features
Houston Chronicle: Get the Jump on Tomorrow - Clothes
Commercial spot for the Houston Chronicle’s clothes shopping features
Flowing Solids
Industrial film discussing catalytic cracking and its role in petroleum products
Everything Looks So Normal! (1983)
Training film instructing viewers on how to recognize signs of drug abuse in their employees
A Pennzoil Day (1975)
A promotional film made by Pennzoil Motor Oil Company that spotlights the product's contribution to Ameri...