Walmart is one of the few places left available to most people in the United States that will still develop film, especially 110 film, but how much they charge to develop 110 film may be difficult to find.
Walmart processes 110 film and it costs between $9.96 (plux tax) to process either color or black & white 110 film. The price includes development, a set of 4 x 6 inch glossy prints, and a free CD of your digitally scanned negatives. However, Walmart won’t return the film negatives back to you.
Now that we know the overall price of developing 110 film at Walmart and what it includes, keep reading for more specifics about cost and what to consider when getting your film processed.
How Much Does It Cost to Develop 110 Film at Walmart?
Walmart is the cheapest retail or pharmacy store that will develop either color or black & white 110 film (with CVS being the Middle-priced tier and Walgreens being the most expensive). Walmart charges to develop film by going by the number of exposures a roll of film can hold and since the most common amount of exposures for 110 is 24 frames, it costs $9.96 for 1 set of glossy 4×6 inch prints and $12.96 for 2 sets of glossy 4×6 inch prints. A free CD of your digitally scanned negatives is also include with either.
See the list below for a full list of prices:
Number of Exposures
Single Set of Prints (4×6 in.)
Double Set of Prints (4×6 in.)
It takes about 3 weeks or more to get your color or black & white 110 film developed at Walmart.
Since Walmart doesn’t return your negatives and the scans are not high-quality, check out this guide of where to get 110 film developed compared.
How Do You Get Film Developed at Walmart?
The process to have film developed at Walmart is relevantly straight forward and very similar to the process at CVS and Walgreens. The process involves filling out a form on a paper envelope that holds the 110 film, one envelope for each roll of film, and following the steps below:
- First step is to go to the photo department at a physical location and ask for a film development envelope. Bring along your used film (if you are unsure if your film is used or unused, see this guide)
- Fill out the order form / envelope as necessary according to your film format
- Place your used film inside the order form envelope and seal it. Be aware that you should only put one item in an envelope at a time. So if you are developing multiple film rolls, you will need multiple envelopes.
- Drop your film into the collection box in the photo department inside the Walmart.
The store will notify you once your order has been processed and ready to be picked up. When you pick up your film you will have your 4×6 inch glossy prints and a CD with your digitally scanned negatives on it for future printing or sharing on social media.
How Long Does It Take To Get 110 Film Developed at Walmart?
While it takes takes around 2 – 3 weeks or more to get color 35mm film developed at Walmart, it takes even longer at 3 – 4 weeks or more for color or black & white 110 film to be developed because Walmart doesn’t develop film onsite and sends it all to a third party developer like Fujifilm North America.
This is also true for CVS and Walgreens. If you don’t want to wait so long to get your film developed at Walmart then I suggest these other places to get 110 film developed (they will also return your negatives).
Update for 2022: Since 2021 I have found that because of the pandemic drug stores like Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS have a much longer turnaround time then previously reported. For example, I am still waiting for some color 35mm film to be developed from my local CVS for 4 months when it should have been only 2 – 3 weeks. For this reason I highly suggest that you don’t use a local drugstore and use an online film development lab to develop film with a shorter turnaround time instead.
Walmart is a good place to develop film because of the low cost and convenient locations. However, your scans are mediocre, the prints aren’t that good, and they won’t return your negatives. If want your negatives returned to you and you care about getting decent scans, than I suggest this checking out this list of places to get 110 film developed. Below are a list of pros and cons about getting 110 film developed at Walmart.
- Convenient since you likely live near one of these stores (see the store finder here)
- No shipping cost
- Price is inexpensive compared Walgreens and CVS
- Can do both color and black & white 110 film
- CD of scanned negatives and prints included with development cost
- Will call you when your order is ready
- Good option if you are using expired film and not sure how the negatives will turn out since it is so inexpensive
- Long wait time of 3 – 4 weeks or more
- Low resolution scans and prints
- Low quality scans
- Don’t get your negatives back (Biggest Con for me)
- Very little, if any, customer service – drop film in a paper envelope in the store
- No online film development ordering available (must go to location)
- No bulk pricing available
- Will not give a discount on scanning if the roll is blank
You can find more details and comparisons developing your 110 film at Walmart, CVS, or Walgreens by visiting this guide.