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The Cinema Projectionist Archives hold a range of audio-visual resources documenting the working lives of cinema projectionists in Britain from the 1890s to the 2010s. Here you can find extracts from audio interviews with projectionists, videos, documents, magazine articles and possibly the world’s largest online collection of images of projection box. Navigate through the material by decade, theme, or type of material.
1941.01.30 - Prince of Wales, London.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1941. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1940.12.19 - Odeon, Hackney.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1940.04.25 - Astoria, Brixton.jpg

05/09/2019
Projection box of a Brixton cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1940.02.29 - Paramount, Tottenham Court Road.jpg

30/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in Tottenham Court Road in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

uxbridge_34.gif

22/08/2019
Projection box of an Uxbridge cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

golders_green_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

winchmore_hill_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a North London cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

charing_cross_road_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

worcester_park_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a Sutton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

purley_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

tolworth_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

edmonton_34_2.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of an Edmonton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

tivoli_27.gif

18/08/2019
Projection box, equipment and projectionist in London cinema in 1927. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​ ​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

wimbledon_64.gif

19/07/2019
Projectionists in projection box of London cinema in 1964. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1964.06.04 - Plaza, Picadilly.jpg

19/07/2019
Projection box of London cinema in 1964. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1960.01.07 - Empire, Leicester Square.jpg

03/07/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in the 1960s. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

bayswater_61.gif

03/07/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in the 1960s. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

london_plaza_27.gif

29/06/2019
Montage of photos of the projection box and projectionists at a London Cinema in 1927. Used with permission from Screen International.​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1947.04.24 - Gaumont, Chadwell Heath.jpg

29/06/2019
Chief projectionist, second operator and team of women projectionists in the projection box of an Essex cinema in 1947. Used with permission from Screen International.​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1948.07.01 - Gaumont, Haymarket.jpg

29/06/2019
Projectionists performing a changeover in the projection box of a London cinema in 1948. Used with permission from Screen International.​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1948.10.21 - Regal, Hammersmith.jpg

29/06/2019
Second operator of a London cinema services projectors in 1948. Used with permission from Screen International.​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1948.12.16 - Gaumont State, Kilburn.jpg

29/06/2019
Team of projectionists in the projection box of a London cinema in 1948. Used with permission from Screen International.​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

1952.05.15 - Curzon, Mayfair.jpg

29/06/2019
The chief projectionist and second operator in the projection box of a London cinema in 1952. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

kilburn_53.gif

29/06/2019
Projectionist in the projection box of a London cinema in 1953. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

north_harrow_projectionette_41.gif

26/06/2019
Mrs Cunningham (nicknamed 'Winnie'), woman projectionist in the projection box of the Embassy Cinema in North Harrow in 1941. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

hendon_34.gif

26/06/2019
Three projectionists in the projection box of a London Cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

south_harrow_33.gif

26/06/2019
Projection box with two projectionists and Kalee 11 super sound projectors in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

west_wickham_33.gif

26/06/2019
Chief projectionist, Joseph Brewer, in the projection box of The Plaza cinema, which opened in September 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick


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