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1953.09.10 - NFT 2.jpg

10/09/0053
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.09.10 - NFT 3.jpg

10/09/0053
The projection box of the NFT in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.08.13 - Carlton. Upton Park.gif

13/08/0020
The projection box of the Calton in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.04.16 - Haytz Theatre, Fremantle, Australia.gif

16/04/0053
The projection box of the Hoyts in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.04.16 - Gaumont, Doncaster.gif

16/04/0053
H. Pearce, a projectionist, alongside the projection box of the Gaumont in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
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12/02/0053
The projection box of the Regal in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.02.12 - Alhambra, Durban 1 (1).gif

12/02/0053
The projection box of the Alhambra in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.02.12 - Astoria, Finsbury Park.gif

12/02/0053
The projection box of the Astoria with trainee projectionists in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.12.04 - Rialto, Germiston, South Africa.gif

04/12/0052
The projection box of the Rialto in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.09.11 - SHell-Max, Strand 1.gif

11/09/0052
The projection box of the Shell- Max in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.09.11 - Acropole, Brussels (1).gif

11/09/0052
The projection box of the Acropole in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.06.12 - Odeon, Jersey 1.gif

12/06/0052
The projection box of the Odeon in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.03.13 - Kings, McVille, Australia 1.gif

13/03/0052
The projection box of the King's cinema in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.03.13 - Palace, Peoria, Illinois.gif

13/03/0052
The projection box of the Palace Theater in 1952 Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - Paramount, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/0052
The projection box of the Paramount in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - GFD, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/0052
The projection box of the GFD in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - RKO, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/0052
A portrait of the projection at the RKO in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.12.07 - Savoy, Romiley.gif

07/12/0050
The projection box of the Savoy in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.11.16 - Naval Trust, Gibraltar.gif

16/11/0050
The projection box of the Naval Trust in Gibraltor in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.09.21 - Astra Flying School, Little Rissington.gif

21/09/0050
The projection box of the Central Flying School in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.08.10 - Rex, Lewisham.gif

10/08/0050
The projection box of the Rex in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.07.13 - Odeon, Morecambe.gif

13/07/0020
The projection box of the Odeon in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.05.11 - Tuschinski, Amsterdam.gif

11/05/0050
The projection box of the Tuschinski in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.01.12 - RKO, London.gif

12/01/0050
The projection box of the RKO Radio Theatre in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.12.22 - Grosvenor, Melbourne.gif

22/12/0020

The projection box of the Grovenor in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.08.11 - Savoy, Worcester.gif

11/08/0049
Projectionist Tommy Willetts next to the projection box of The Savoy in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.03.10 - Kingsway, Hoylake.gif

10/03/0049
The projection box of The Kingsway in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.02.24 - Cinema du Galleries, Brussels.gif

24/02/0049
The projection box of The Cinema du Galleries in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.02.03 - Astoria, Ware.gif

03/02/0049
The projection box of The Astoria in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1948.08.05 - Commodore, Hammersmith.gif

05/08/0020
The projection box of The Commodore in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1948.05.06 - Ritz, Sunderland.gif

05/06/0020

The projection box of The Ritz in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.10.09 - Odeon, Redhill 2.jpg

09/10/0047
The projection box of The Odeon in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.09.18 - Regal, Walham Green.jpg

18/09/0047
The projection box of The Regal in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.08.14 - Gaumont, Liverpool.gif

14/08/0041
The projection box of the Gaumont in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.07.17 - Astoria, Aberdeen.gif

17/07/0020
The projection box of the Astoria in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.07.03 - Odeon, Morecambe.gif

03/07/0041
The projection box of the Odeon in 1947, photographed by Chief Projectionist, J. Hirst. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.06.19 - Regal, Greenock.jpg

19/06/0047
The projection box of the Regal in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.06.05 - Malvern Picture House, Leeds.gif

05/06/0041
The projection box of the Malvern Picturehouse in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.02.06 - Odeon, East Dulwich.gif

06/02/0047
The projection box of the Odeon in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.01.09 - Regal, Peterhead.gif

09/01/0047
The projection box of the Regal in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.12.11 - Picture Palace, Sibsden.gif

11/12/0041

The projection box of the Picture Palace in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.12.04 - Plaza, Bournemouth.gif

04/12/0041
The projection box of the Plaza in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.11.27 - EMpire, Crewe.gif

27/11/0041
The projection box of the Crewe in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.11.13 - Regal, Trowbridge.gif

13/11/0041
The projection box of the Regal in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.11.06 - Embassy, North Harrow.gif

06/11/0041
The projection box of the Embassy in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.10.30 - Winter Garden Theatre, Hoylake.gif

30/10/0041
The projection box of the Hoylake in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.10.23 - Playhouse, Wishaw.gif

23/10/0041
The projection box of the Playhouse in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.10.16 - Castle, Homerton.gif

16/10/0041

The projection box of the Castle in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.10.09 - Cinema House, Matlock.gif

09/10/0041
The projection box of the Cinema House in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.10.02 - Savoy, Coventry.gif

02/10/0020

The projection box of the Savoy in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.09.04 - Savoy, Hayes.gif

04/09/0041
The projection box of the Savoy in Hayes in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.08.14 - Theatre Royal, Waterford.gif

14/08/0041
The projection box of the Waterford in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.07.24 - Hippodrome, Workington.gif

24/07/0041
The projection box of the Hippodrome in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.07.17 - Bensham Picture House, Gateshead.gif

17/07/0041
The projection box of the Bensham in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.07.03 - Tudor, Dewsbury.gif

03/07/0041
The projection box of the Tudor in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.06.12 - Theatre Royal, Waterford.gif

12/05/0041
The projection box of the Waterford in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.06.05 - Sandra, Belfast.gif

05/06/0041

The projection box of the Sandra in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.05.29 - Hippodrome, Gloucester.gif

29/05/0041
The projection box of the Hippodrome in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.05.01 - Highbury, Bulwell.gif

01/05/0041
The projection box of the Bulwell in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.04.24 - County, Fleet (1).gif

24/04/0041
The projection box of the County Kinema in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.04.17 - Astoria, Ashford.gif

17/04/0041

The projection box of the Astoria in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.04.03 - Regal, Streatham.gif

03/04/0041
The projection box of the Regal in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.03.20 - Regal, Staines.gif

20/03/1941
The projection of the Regal. Photograph published with permission by Screen International.
1941.03.06 - Regal, Leicester.gif

06/03/0041
The projection box of the Regal in 1941, equipped with Magnus projectors. Published with permission from Screen Internationa
1941.02.27 - Avion, Glasgow.gif

27/02/0041
The projection box of the Avion in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.02.20 - Theatre Royal, Sunderland.gif

20/02/0041
The projection box of the Theatre Royal in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.11.21 - Savoy, Holloway Road (1).gif

21/11/0020
The projection box of the Savoy in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.11.21 - Savoy, Holloway Road (1).gif

21/11/0020
The projection box of the Savoy in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.09.15 - Savoy, Dublin.gif

05/09/0020
The projection box of the Savoy in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.08.15 - Fox Thetre, Soho square.gif

15/08/1940
The projection box of the Fox Theatre in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.08.08 - Stella Cinema, Dublin.gif

08/08/0020
The projection box of the Dublin in 1940, equipped with Kalee projectors. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.07.04 - Regal, Camberwell.gif

04/07/2020
The projection box of the Regal in 1941, equipped with Rose projectors. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.06.20 - Metro, Adelaide.gif

07/06/2020
The projection box of the Metro in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.06.13 - Scala, Ilkeston.gif

13/06/0020
The projection box of the Scala in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.05.30 - Odeon, Ipswitch.gif

30/05/2020
The projection box of the Odeon in 1940. Used in permission from Screen International.
1940.05.09 - Vernon Kinema, Nottingham.gif

09/05/1940
The projection box of the Nottingham in 1940. Used in permission from Screen International.
1940.04.11 - Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly.gif

04/11/0020
The projection box of the Lochgelly in 1940. Used in permission from Screen International.
1940.03.28 - Newe Abbey, Liverpool.gif

The projection box of the New Abbey in 1940, equipped with Magnus projectors. Used in permission from Screen International. H.B Jack was the chief projectionist.
1940.01.18 - Barcliff, Denton.gif

18/01/1940
The projection box of the Troxy in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.12.20 - Cinema Marbeuf, France.gif

The projection box of the Marbuef in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.03.29 - Regal, Hull.gif

29/03/2020
The projection box of the Regal in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.03.01 - Berwick, Berwick-on-Tweed.gif

01/03/1934
The projection box of the Berwick Theatre in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.01.11 - Vox, Metz.gif

11/01/2020
The projection box of The Vox, Metz in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1933.10.26 - Rialto, Babington.gif

26/10/1933
The projection box of the Rialto iin 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.

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