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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.
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19/09/2017
Members of the projection team - including Joan Pearson and D. Neale (chief) - in the projection box of the Aston Cinema, Birmingham in 1968.

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19/09/2017
A letter from the district manager of the A.B.C. cinema chain congratulating the team from the Robin Hood Cinema, Birmingham (lead by Bill Pearson) for winning the Projectionist Efficiency Competition, 1963.

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19/09/2017
Photograph of the projection team at the Bristol Cinema, Birmingham in 1962. From left to right: K. Patel, D. Brinkworth, Joan Pearson, D. Thom, K. Jones, J. Fielding.

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The photograph of the projection team in the box at the Royalty Cinema, Birmingham in 1954. Bill Pearson appears second from the right (with cat!).

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20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes an incident in Leicester where a deliberate act of sabotage was carried out in order to try and sack her.

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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the process of training 'on the job'.

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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the role of the chief projectionist.

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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the separation of spaces in cinema projection rooms.

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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes his experience of the arrival of digital projection, the changes in the number of projectionists over time, getting used to using the digital projector and the benefits of digital on picture…

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08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes his experiences working as a relief projectionist in a variety of cinemas around the UK.

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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 describes how he met his wife when they were both working in the same cinema.

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08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes is experiences of automated projection systems on the work of projectionists.

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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 describes his routine as a rewind boy.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the process of rehearsing film to get them ready for screening.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the process of selecting music to be played in the auditorium prior to film screenings.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams discusses the impact of working routines on mealtimes.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the impact of promotion on his relationships with other cinema workers.

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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes his relationship with his chief projectionist at the ABC (Olympia) Cardiff, Frank Saunders.

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