Here's an update about Chicago Community Darkroom NFP which is the only community darkroom left in Chicago where everyone is welcome. It really doesn't matter if you have never used film or are a seasoned veteran- this is the place for everybody to meet, learn, and have a great time developing film and making prints.
The past couple months have been quite exciting.
We just had the floors refinished (yes, the carpet is gone) and we've acquired equipment from another darkroom that closed. We now have a film drying cabinet and fiber print dryer in addition to a second sink.
We have an open house every week (usually Wednesdays at 8:00pm) for current members to meet and for the curious to see how things work or just try the place out. Searching for our name will take you to our website for more information.
I hope this post doesn't break any rules- we exist only to provide education and access to a darkroom for anybody that's interested. Sadly, this is very rare these days.