Panavision opens Chicago rental house
January 5, 2017

Panavision opens Chicago rental house

CHICAGO – Panavision (, the designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has opened a new 13,000-square foot location in Chicago in an effort to serve a growing number of productions in the Midwest. Panavision Chicago is located at 1554 W. Carroll Avenue, within close vicinity of Cinespace, Chicago Studio City and Essanay stages. The facility offers full camera and lens services, a state-of-the-art lens projection room, a prep floor with five bays, a 900-square foot private prep room, easy dock access, and a Panastore.

“This new location allows Panavision to bring our support to the vibrant filmmaking community in Chicago,” says Kim Snyder, CEO and president of Panavision. “We now have 13 Panavision rental facilities throughout North America ready to serve productions with world-class filmmaking technologies and expertise.”

Sharon Walker, a native of Chicago with 16 years of experience with Panavision, serves as general manager of the new office. A full team of experienced technicians and support personnel also provide customers with the service Panavision is known for worldwide.

The Fox TV series The Exorcist and APB are some of the first projects to use the capabilities of the new Chicago location.