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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.
Breaking the Speed Limit (1922.12.21).jpg

01/11/2017
This cartoon, from December 1922, highlights a number of topical issues relating to film projection and good presentation. In the cartoon the projectionist can be seen running a film at a speed far greater than that intended. Before the arrival of…

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08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the process of starting a performance.

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08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield outlines the difference made to the cinema-going experience by viewing a film with an audience.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes a Welsh cinema with unconventional entry policies, comparing it so scenes from the comedy film The Smallest Show on Earth.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams provides an overview of presentation and showmanship in cinemas. He outlines how he was trained by the chief to uphold particular aesthetic standards and the impact that this has on the experience of the audience.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the other duties carried out by projectionists outside the projection box including an accident where he fell through the ceiling of the cinema auditorium during a film screening.

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Feeling like a projectionist (Mike Williams).mp3

Projectionist Mike Williams describes the qualities required of a projectionist and the associated feelings that come with the job.

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