The new documentary “Remembering Playland” by Tom Wyrsch, looks back at San Francisco’s amusement park.
“Playland’s” archival footage comes mainly from home movies shot in 8 mm. Through Richard Tuck’s Playland Not at the Beach museum in El Cerrito, Wyrsch tracked down the aging film stock. “People remember seeing 8 mm home movies projected on the wall as being this small picture, (and looking) terrible. Now we have the ability to transfer the footage and digitally clean it up. When you see it on the big screen in 35 mm, the images so clear and the color is so good, it’s pretty amazing.”