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You can buy Impossible Project film for old Polaroid cameras at about 500 stores in North America, including the ones below:

Impossible Project Space

425 Broadway, fifth floor

New York


The first Impossible shop in the country. Monthly 8x10 Portrait Days offer instant portraits for $40; next are Sept. 14-15 and Oct. 26-27; reservations suggested. Free photo walk on Governors Island Sept. 22 and 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center/Long Island City Oct. 20. Creative Manipulations Workshop Sept. 28 and 600 Camera Workshop Oct. 13, each $50.


2077-A Market St.

San Francisco


Veteran analog photography store, with refurbished Land Cameras as well as other vintage Polaroids. Land Camera Instructional Picnic in Golden Gate Park Sept. 22. $200 buys you a refurbished Land Camera to keep plus film, Land Camera photobooth shot, lesson and lunch. Get everything but the camera for $50.

Rare Medium

1321 E. Pine St.



Features entire spectrum of Polaroid models from folding Land Cameras to Colorpacks. Partnering with Glazer’s Camera ( for Instant Photo Contest; entries due Sept. 20.

Studio Space Junk

436 Frazier Ave.

Chattanooga, Tenn.


Year-old analog camera convenience store with accessories including film, darkroom chemicals and paper. Polaroid Art Show Aug. 30-31, free. Polaroid workshops held on ad hoc basis.

Blue Moon Camera & Machine

8417 N. Lombard St.

Portland, Ore.


Sells new and refurbished cameras and typewriters; one of the few shops that still has an optical printing lab. Annual customer photo show Dec. 7.

Beau Photo Supplies

1520 W. Sixth Ave.

Vancouver, British Columbia


Stocks new and used cameras, including Polaroid, Holga, Lomographic and Hasselblad. Hosting an Impossible Project photo contest. Vancouver’s first citywide Capture Photography Festival launches Oct. 1.

A&A Studios

350 N. Ogden Ave.



Carries a full line of vintage cameras, specialty film and Polaroid gear. Home of 312photobooth, with vintage chemical photobooths for public use and a Polaroid photobooth available for rentals.