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1963 -10-10 Hanley 2.JPG

10/10/1963
Projectionists at work at the ABC, Henley.
08-24-1933 Kingston on Thames.jpg

24/08/1933
Projectionists at work at the New Odeon at Kingston-on- Thames.

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03-02-1939 Coventry.jpg

02/03/1939
A meeting of Midlands projectionist viewing scientific equipment at the Savoy.
03-23-39 North-West Durham.jpg

23/03/1939
The projection staff at the Rex, Durham, Published with permission by Screen International.
1956-07-19 Colman, Varley Prentis Theatre.JPG

19/07/1956
Chief Projectionist, Mr. Fred Mayo at work at The Varley and Prentice Theatre.
1956-01-12 Leeds.JPG

12/01/1956
George Bean, the projectionist at the Leeds Lyceum at work in the projection booth.
05-13-1942 Warrington.JPG

13/05/1943
Projectionist Rose Edwards at work in the projection box at the Ritz.
Stepney.JPG

12/10/1933
The projection box of the Troxy in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-15-1933 Portsmouth.JPG

14/09/1933
The projection box of the Tivoli in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-31-1933 Didsbury.JPG

31/08/1933

The projection box of the Capitol in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-24-1933 Kingston on Thames.JPG

24/08/1933
The projection box of the New Odeon in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-17-1933 Reading.JPG

17/08/1933
The projection box of the Central in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-10-1933 Hove.JPG

10/08/1933
The projection box of the Granada in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-03-1933 Pavilion Reading.JPG

03/08/1933
The projection box of the Pavilion in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
07-27-1933 Northfields.JPG

27/07/1933
The projection box of the Northfields in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
farnham.JPG

13/07/1933
The projection box of the Regal in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-29-1933 Weymouth.JPG

29/06/1933
The projection box of the New Odeon in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-15-1933 Portsmouth.JPG

15/06/1933
The projection box of the Tivoli in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-08-1933 Majestic High Wycombe.JPG

08/06/1933
The projection box of the Majestic in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-01-1933 Liverpool.JPG

01/06/1933
The projection box of the Granada in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
25-05-1933 The Gem Southall.JPG

25/05/1933
The projection box of the Gem in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
05-18-1933 Cambridge.JPG

19/05/1933
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
04-05-1933 Hull.JPG

04/05/1933
The projection box of the Langham in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
04-20-1933  Liverpool.JPG

20/04/1933
The projection box of the Reo in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
avenue earling.JPG

13/04/1933
The projection box of the Avenue in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.

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04-06-33- Dumfries.JPG

06/04/1933
The projection box of the Regal in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
30-03-33- Liverpool.JPG

30/03/1933
The projection box of the Carlton in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
03-09-33 - Aberdeen.JPG

09/03/1933
The projection box of the Capitol in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
1933 - 19- 01  Boscombe.JPG

19/01/1933
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1966.07.14 - Curzon, Mayfair.gif

14/07/1966
The projection box of the Curzon in 1966. Published with permission from Screen International.
1964.06.04 - Academy Club, Oxford Street.gif

04/06/1964
The projection box of the Academy Club Cinema in 1964. Published with permission from Screen International.
1964.06.04 - Academy Club, Oxford Street.gif

04/06/1964
The projection box of the Academy Club Cinema in 1964. Published with permission from Screen International.
1962.12.27 - Empire.gif

27/12/1962
The projection box of the Empire in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.07.13 - Coliseum, London.gif

13/07/1961
The projection box of the Coliseum in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.07.13 - Royalty, London.gif

13/07/1961
The projection box of the Royalty in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.11.09 - Monsieigneur Theatre, Marble Arch.gif

The projection box of the Monseigneur Theatre in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.06.08 - abc, Sheffield (1).gif

09/11/1961
The projection box of the Arts Theatre in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.06.08 - abc, Sheffield.gif

08/06/1961
The projection box of the ABC in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.05.11 - Royal Technical College, Salford.gif

11/05/1961
The projection box of the Royal Technical College in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.05.11 - Queens, Bayswater.gif

11/05/0061

The projection box of ABC Queens in 1962. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.03.09 - Jacey Continental Cinema (1).gif

09/03/1961
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.11.10 - Westminster Theatre.gif

10/11/1960
The projection box of Westminster Theatre in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.11.10 - House of Commons.gif

10/11/1960
The projection box of the House of Commons in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.07.14 - Cathay Cinema, Singapore.gif

14/07/1960
The projection box of the Cathay Singapore in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.03.10 - Plaza, Leeds.gif

10/03/1960
Colin, Peaker, chief projectionist at work in the projection box of the Plaza in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.02.11 - Odeon, Harlow.gif

11/02/1960
The projection room at the Harlow in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1958.08.14 - Gevaert Theatre, Antwerp.gif

14/08/1958
The projection box of the Gevaert Theatre in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.08.14 - Gaumont, Holloway.gif

14/08/1958

The projection box of the Gaumont in 1958. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.06.19 - Odeon, Tottenham Court Road.gif

19/06/1959
The projection box of the Odeon in 1959. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.06.12 - The Drake, Plymouth 2.gif

12/06/1958
The projection box of the Drake in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.06.12 - The Drake, Plymouth 1.gif

12/06/1958
Chief projectionist, R.J Macnamara in the projection box of the Drake in 1958. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.05.08 - Dominion, Tottenham Court Road.gif

08/05/1958
The projection box of the Dominion in 1958. Published with permission from Screen International.
1957.11.07 - NFT 1.gif

07/11/1957

The projection box of the National Film Theatre in 1957. Published with permission from Screen International.
1957.07.11 - Kinodrift, Hammerfest, Norway.gif

11/07/1957
The projection box of Kinodrift cinema in 1957 in Hammerfest Norway, often claimed as the most northerly town in the world Published with permission from Screen International.
1957.05.09 - Regal, Shepton Mallet.gif

The projection box of the Grovenor in 1957. Published with permission from Screen International.
1956.11.08 - Hawalli, Kuwait.gif

08/11/1956
The manager and projectionists of the Hawalli Open Air cinema in Kuwait in 1956. Published with permission from Screen International.
1954.03.18 - Lingfield Barracks.gif

18/03/1954
The projection box of The Hobbs Barracks in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.12.03 - Gainsborough, Leeds.gif

03/12/1953
The projectionist of the Gainsborough next to the projection booth in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.10.08 - Palace, Ramsgate.gif

08/10/1953
A projectionist work in the projection box of the Palace in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.10.08 - Globe, Hubbelrath.gif

08/10/1953
Bob Wallis and George Ferraria at the projection box of the Globe in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.09.10 - NFT 2.jpg

10/09/1953
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.09.10 - NFT 3.jpg

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

13/08/1953
The projection box of the Calton in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.06.11 - Empire, Leicester Square 2 (1).gif

11/06/1953
Projectionists at work at the Empire in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.05.14 - Rialto, York.gif

14/05/1953
The projection box of the Rialto in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1953.04.16 - Haytz Theatre, Fremantle, Australia.gif

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

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

12/02/1953
The projection box of the Alhambra in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.02.12 - Astoria, Finsbury Park.gif

12/02/1953
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

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

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

11/09/1952
The projection box of the Acropole in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.08.14 - Odeon, Newton Abbot.gif

14/08/1952
A portrait of Joan Bridgman, a projectionist at the Odeon in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.06.12 - Odeon, Jersey 1.gif

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

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

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

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

10/01/1952
The projectionist at work at the Associated British-Pathe in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - GFD, Wardour Street.gif

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

10/01/1952
The projectionist at work in the projectionist of the Republic in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - RKO, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/1952
A portrait of the projection at the RKO in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - MGM, Wardour Street.gif

10/10/1952
A photo portrait of projectionist of the M.G.M in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952,01,10 - Telekinema, London.gif

10/01/1952
The projection box of the Telekinema in 1952, fitted with SUPA projectors. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - Clarence House 1.gif

10/01/1952
The projection box of Clarence House in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.12.14 - Globe, Coventry.gif

14/12/1950
The projection box of the Globe in 1950, equipped with a BTH sound reproducer system. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.12.07 - Savoy, Romiley.gif

07/12/1950
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

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

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

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

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

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

22/12/1920
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.12.15 - Unknown.jpg

15/12/1949
Projectionist at Work
1949.08.11 - Savoy, Worcester.gif

11/08/1949
Projectionist Tommy Willetts next to the projection box of The Savoy in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.06.16 - Odeon, Port Kembla, Australia.gif

16/06/0049
The projection box of The Odeon in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1949.03.10 - Kingsway, Hoylake.gif

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

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

03/02/1949
The projection box of The Astoria in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1949.01.27 - Dominion, Harrow.gif

27/01/1949
The projection box of The Dominion in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
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26/08/1948
The projection box of The Ritz in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1948.08.05 - Commodore, Hammersmith.gif

05/08/1948
The projection box of The Commodore in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1948.07.29 - Regal Rothesay.jpg

29/07/1948
The projection box of The Regal in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1948.05.06 - Ritz, Sunderland.gif

20/05/1948
The projection box of The Royal in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1948.05.06 - Ritz, Sunderland.gif

05/06/1948
The projection box of The Ritz in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1948.03.11 - State, Barkingside.jpg

11/03/1948
The projection box of The State in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1947.12.11 - Odeon, Oldham.jpg

11/12/1947
The projection box of The Odeon in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1947.10.09 - Odeon, Redhill 2.jpg

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

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

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

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

03/07/1947
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

19/06/1947
The projection box of the Regal in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1947.06.05 - Malvern Picture House, Leeds.gif

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

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

09/01/1947
The projection box of the Regal in 1947. Published with permission from Screen International.
1942.11.05 - R.A.F..gif

18/12/1941
The projection box of the Astra RAF cinema in 1941. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16/10/1941
The projection box of the Castle in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.10.09 - Cinema House, Matlock.gif

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

02/10/1941
The projection box of the Savoy in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.09.04 - Savoy, Hayes.gif

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

14/08/1941
The projection box of the Waterford in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.08.07 - Beacon, Smethwick.gif

07/08/1941
The projection box of the Beacon in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.07.24 - Hippodrome, Workington.gif

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

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

03/07/1941
The projection box of the Tudor in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.06.19 - Savoy, Romiley.gif

19/06/1941
Projectionists at Romiley in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.06.12 - Theatre Royal, Waterford.gif

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

05/06/1941
The projection box of the Sandra in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.05.29 - Hippodrome, Gloucester.gif

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

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

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

17/04/1941
The projection box of the Astoria in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.04.03 - Regal, Streatham.gif

03/04/1941
The projection box of the Regal in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.03.27 - Centre, Barrhead.gif

27/03/1941
The projection box of the Centre 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

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

27/02/1941
The projection box of the Avion in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.02.20 - Theatre Royal, Sunderland.gif

20/02/1941
The projection box of the Theatre Royal in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.
1941.02.13 - Bohemian, Ardee.gif

13/02/1941
The projection box of the Bohemian Kinema in 1941. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1940.12.12 - Strand, Dublin.gif

12/12/1940
The projection box of the Strand in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1940.11.21 - Savoy, Holloway Road (1).gif

21/11/1941
The projection box of the Savoy in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.11.21 - Savoy, Holloway Road (1).gif

21/11/1941
The projection box of the Savoy in 1940. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.09.15 - Savoy, Dublin.gif

05/09/1941
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

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

04/07/1940
The projection box of the Regal in 1941, equipped with Rose projectors. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.06.20 - Metro, Adelaide.gif

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

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

30/05/1940
The projection box of the Odeon in 1940. Used in permission from Screen International.
1940.05.23 - County, Cardiff.gif

23/05/1940
The projection box of the County Cinema in 1940. Used in permission from Screen International.

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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

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

28/03/1940
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.
1940.03.21 - Plaza, Kilmarnock.gif

21/03/1940
The projection box of the Plaza in 1940, equipped with Western Electric Sound projectors. Used in permission from Screen International.
1940.02.15 - Savoy, Cork.gif

15/02/1940
The projection box of the Savoy in 1940, equipped with Ross projectors. Used in permission from Screen International.
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

20/12/1934
The projection box of the Marbuef in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.11.29 - La Scala, Edinburgh (1).gif

29/11/1934
The projection box of the La Scala in 1934. Fitted with Bauer projectors. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.11.08 - Regal, Anstruther.gif

08/11/1934
The projection box of the Troxy in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.10.11 - Savoy, Shaftsbury.gif

11/10/1934
The projection box of the Savoy in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.

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1934.08.02 - New Cinema, Holywood.gif

02/08/1934
The projection box of the New Cinema, Holywood in 1934, equipped with Kalee projectors. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.04.19 - Piccadilly, Birmingham.gif

19/04/1934
The projection box of the Picadilly in 1933, equipped with Kalee projectors. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.03.29 - Regal, Hull.gif

29/03/1934
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.
1934.02.01 - Bernstein Theatre, Edmonton.gif

01/02/1934
The projection box of the Empire Bernstein Theatre in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.01.11 - Vox, Metz.gif

11/01/1934
The projection box of The Vox, Metz in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1933.12.21 - Regal, Fenham.gif

21/12/1934
The projection box of the Fenham Regal in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1933.12.14 - Carlton, Liverpool.gif

14/12/1934
The projection box of the Carlton in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1933.11.16 - Gaumont-British, Wardour St.gif

16/11/1933
The projection box of the Gaumont- British in 1933. 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.
1933.09.14 - Troxy, London.gif

14/09/1933
The projection box of the Troxy in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1933.09.07 - Tivoli, Portsmouth.gif

07/09/1933
The projection box of the Tivoli in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1952.04.10 - Curzon, Mayfair.jpg

10/05/1952
The projection box of a Curzon, Mayfair in 1952. Used with permission from Screen International.
1952.02.14 - Odeon, Leeds.jpg

01/05/2020
Projectionists in the projection box of the Odeon cinema, Leeds in 1952. Used with permission from Screen International.
ashtonunderlyne_empire_33.gif

07/12/1933
Projection box of a cinema in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
cradleyheath_majestic_33.gif

13/05/1933
Projection box of a West Midlands cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1933.01.19 - Black's Theatre, Sunderland.jpg

19/01/1933
Projection box of a Sunderland cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1941.01.30 - Prince of Wales, London.jpg

30/01/1941
Projection box of a London cinema in 1941. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1941.01.23 - Scala, Nottingham.jpg

23/01/1941
Projection box of a Nottingham cinema in 1941. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.12.26 - Odeon. Ipswich.jpg

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Projection box of a Suffolk cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.12.19 - Odeon, Hackney.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.12.05 - Savoy, Darwen.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Lancashire cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.11.28 - Star, Warrington.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Warrington cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.11.07 - Palace, Arbroath.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Scottish cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.10.31 - Regal, Saltcoats.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Scottish cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.
1940.10.03 - Gainsborough, Sudbury.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Suffolk cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.09.26 - Aspley, Nottingham.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Nottingham cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.09.12 - Rex, Sheffield.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Sheffield cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.08.29 - Palace, Nelson.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Lancashire cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.08.22 - Cameo, Warrington.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of a Warrington cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.07.18 - Regal, Dovercourt.jpg

22/10/2019
Projection box of an Essex cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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17/09/2019
1940.05.16 - Palace, Greenock.jpg

05/09/2019
Projection box of a cinema in Greenock, Scotland, in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.05.02 - Plaza, Crewe.jpg

05/09/2019
Projection box of a Crewe cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.04.25 - Ritz, Nottingham.jpg

05/09/2019
Projection box of a Nottingham cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.04.25 - Astoria, Brixton.jpg

05/09/2019
Projection box of a Brixton cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.04.04 - Elvington Cinema, Leicester.jpg

05/09/2019
Projection box of a Leicester cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.03.07 - Dreamland, Margate.jpg

30/08/2019
Projection box of the cinema near the Dreamland amusement park in Margate, Kent, in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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.​​
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30/08/2019
Projection box of a cinema in Kingstanding, Birmingham, in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.01.25 - Odeon, Middlesbrough.jpg

30/08/2019
Projection box of a Middlesbrough cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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30/08/2019
Projection box of a Sussex cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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30/08/2019
Projection box of a Sunderland cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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30/08/2019
Projection box of a Stockport cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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30/08/2019
Projection box of a cinema in the Gosforth area of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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30/08/2019
Projection box of a Leeds cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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22/08/2019
Projection box and projectionists in a Sheffield cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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22/08/2019
Projection box of a Leicestershire cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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22/08/2019
Projection box of an Edinburgh cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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22/08/2019
Projection box of a Somerset cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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22/08/2019
Projection box of a Northampton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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22/08/2019
Projection box of an Uxbridge cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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20/08/2019
Projection box of a Cumbria cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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20/08/2019
Projection box of a Cambridge cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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20/08/2019
Projection box of a Darlington cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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20/08/2019
Projection box of a West Yorkshire cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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20/08/2019
Projection box of a Bristol cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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20/08/2019
Projection box of a Nottingham cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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20/08/2019
Projection box of London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a cinema in Chadwell Heath in Greater London in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a North London cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a Sutton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a Solihull cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of an Edmonton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a North Wales cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a Brighton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of an Oxford cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of Belfast cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of Scottish cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/08/2019
Projection box of a North Yorkshire cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​
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18/08/2019
Projection box of a Canterbury cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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18/08/2019
Projection box of a Mitcham cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1933.02.23 - Regal, Lichfield.jpg

18/08/2019
Projection box of a Lichfield cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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18/08/2019
Projection box of a Leeds cinema in 1927. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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18/08/2019
Projection box of Leeds cinema in 1927. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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18/08/2019
Projection box, equipment and projectionist in London cinema in 1927. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​ ​​
1950.07.13 - Rex, Intake.jpg

24/07/2019
Projection box of a Sheffield cinema in 1950. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.01.11 - Central, Skegness.jpg

24/07/2019
Projection box of a Lincolnshire cinema in ​​1940. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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24/07/2019
Projection box of a West Midlands cinema in 1941. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1941.12.25 - Forum, Southampton.jpg

24/07/2019
Projection box of a Southampton cinema in 1941. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.06.06 - Danilo, Stourbridge.jpg

24/07/2019
Projection box of a West Midlands cinema in 1940. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.02.01 - Regal, Twickenham.jpg

24/07/2019
Projection box of a Twickenham cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.07.25 - Palace, Urmston.jpg

24/07/2019
Projection box in Greater Manchester cinema in 1940. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1949.01.06 - Gloria, Walker-on-Tyne.jpg

24/07/2019
Projection box in cinema of Walker district of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1949. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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24/07/2019
Projection box of a Surrey cinema in 1934. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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24/07/2019
Projection box in Tyne and Wear cinema in 1934. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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24/07/2019
Projection box in Cumbria cinema in 1941. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1947.09.11 - Savoy, Blackburn.jpg

19/07/2019
Projection box of Lancashire cinema in 1947. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.02.22 - Ritz, Bexhill-on-Sea.jpg

19/07/2019
Projection box of East Sussex cinema in 1940. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1947.03.13 - Hippodrome, Altrincham.jpg

19/07/2019
Projection box of Cheshire cinema in 1947. Used with permission from Screen International.
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19/07/2019
Projection box of Hampshire cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/07/2019
Projection box of Scottish cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/07/2019
Projectionists and projection box of Surrey cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/07/2019
Projection box of Leeds cinema in 1964. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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19/07/2019
Projectionists in projection box of London cinema in 1964. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1964.06.04 - Plaza, Picadilly.jpg

19/07/2019
Projection box of London cinema in 1964. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1950.09.29 - Beaufort, Washwood Heath.jpg

03/07/2019
Birmingham projection box in Birmingham cinema (in Washwood Heath district) 1950. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1950.06.15 - Regal, Caversham.jpg

03/07/2019
Projection box of the Regal, Caversham cinema in 1950. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1950.05.11 - Regal, Byker.jpg

03/07/2019
Projection box of a Newcastle cinema (in the Byker district) in 1950. Used with permission from Screen International.
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.
1960.03.10 - Regest, Keighley.jpg

03/07/2019
Projectionist in the projection box of a West Yorkshire cinema in the 1960s. Used with permission from Screen International.
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03/07/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in the 1960s. Used with permission from Screen International.
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03/07/2019
Chief projectionist in the projection box of a West Yorkshire cinema in 1927. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1940.07.11 - Ritz, Armagh.jpg

03/07/2019
Projection box in a 1940s' cinema in Northern Ireland. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1960.12.08 - Plaza, Port Talbot.jpg

03/07/2019
South Wales projection box in the 1960s. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
1933.03.16 - Regal Twins, Manchester 2.jpg

03/07/2019
Projectionists in the projection box of a Manchester cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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03/07/2019
Projectionists in the projection box of an Edinburgh cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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29/06/2019
Montage of photos of the projection box and projectionists at a London Cinema in 1927. Used with permission from Screen International.​
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29/06/2019
Chief projectionist of a Sheffield cinema in 1927. Used with permission from Screen International.​
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29/06/2019
Chief projectionist in projection box of a Devon cinema in 1927. Used with permission from Screen International.​
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29/06/2019
Projection box of a Manchester cinema in 1927 with chief projectionist inset. Used with permission from Screen International.​
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29/06/2019
Projection box at a Rotherham cinema in 1927 with projectionist inset. Used with permission from Screen International.​
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.​
1947.10.23 - Picture House, Cleckheaton.jpg

29/06/2019
Projectionists in the projection box of a West Yorkshire cinema in 1947. Used with permission from Screen International.​
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.​
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.​
1948.11.04 - Regal, Ferensway, Hull.jpg

29/06/2019
Chief projectionist surveying the newly installed projectors in the projection box of a Hull cinema in 1948. Used with permission from Screen International.
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.​
1949.02.10 - Crown, Wortley.jpg

29/06/2019
Chief projectionist in the projection box of a Leeds cinema in 1949. Used with permission from Screen International.
1949.12.08 - Bristol, Birnimgham.jpg

29/06/2019
Chief projectionist of a Birmingham cinema checking the projectors in 1949. Used with permission from Screen International.
1950.01.12 - Odeon, Worcester.jpg

29/06/2019
Projectionists in the projection box of the Odeon in Worcester, which opened in 1950. Used with permission from Screen International.
1950.06.01 - Regal, Edinburgh.jpg

29/06/2019
Chief projectionist and cinema manager inspecting the installation of new projectors at an Edinburgh cinema in 1950. Used with permission from Screen International.
Kinematograph Weekly, 26 August 1948, p. 30

29/06/2019
Projectionists in the projection box of the Ritz, Leeds cinema in 1948. Used with permission from Screen International.
1952.03.13 - State, Barkingside.jpg

29/06/2019
Chief projectionist in the projection box of an Essex cinema in 1952. Used with permission from Screen International.
1952.05.15 - Waldorf, Sparkbrook.jpg

29/06/2019
Chief projectionist of the Waldorf Cinema in the Sparkbrook district of Birmingham in 1952. Used with permission from Screen International.
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.
1952.09.11 - New Victoria, Preston.jpg

29/06/2019
Three projectionists in the projection box of a Preston cinema in 1952. Used with permission from Screen International.
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29/06/2019
Projectionist in the projection box of a London cinema in 1953. Used with permission from Screen International.
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29/06/2019
Projectionist in projection box of Leeds cinema in 1953. Used with permission from Screen International.
1962.07.12 - ABC, Southend.jpg

29/06/2019
Three projectionists in the projection box of a Southend cinema in 1962. Used with permission from Screen International.
1948.04.15 - Palace, Dunfermline.jpg

01/01/2018
Chief projectionist of Dunfermline cinema in the projection box in 1948. Used with permission from Screen International.
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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.
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26/06/2019
Team of projectionists in the projection box of a Slough cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
Two projectionists in a Lincolnshire cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
Chief projectionist, second and third operators in the projection box of the Astoria Cinema in Hull, which opened in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
Three projectionists in the projection box of a London Cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
Projectionist in the projection box of the Playhouse Cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
A projectionist in the projection box of the Mayfair Cinema in Glasgow, which opened in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
Two projectionists in the projection box of the Rialto, which opened in July 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
Two projectionists in the projection box of a Bristol cinema, which opened in October 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.
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26/06/2019
Projection box with two projectionists and Kalee 11 super sound projectors in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.
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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.
1952.09.11 - Globe, Arborfield.jpg

26/06/2019
Pamela LeClerq, chief operator, and Mrs Fitzgerald, second operator at the Globe in Arborfield, one of the Army Kinematograph Corporation's chain of kinemas in 1952. Used with permission from Screen International.
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01/11/2017
An image of a digital projector (left) standing alongside a 35mm projector (right) in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick.
Projectomatic advert (1956.12.06).jpg

01/11/2017
An advert for a Projectomatic automated projection machine.

Used with permission from Screen International.
Hahn Zeiss Ikon Projector advert (1928.03.08).jpg

01/11/2017
An advert for the "Hahn" Zeiss Ikon projector including an itemised diagram of the various aspects of the projection mechanism.

Used with permission from Screen International
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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…
1942.12.03 - ENSA training school.jpg

24/10/2017
Two women projectionists training at the Entertainment National Service Association (E.N.S.A.) projection training school in 1942. Used with permission from Screen International.
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24/10/2017
This cartoon published in Kinematograph Weekly on June 24 1915 addressed the impact of the shortage of male labour on the cinema experience. Used with permission from Screen International.
Projection box - Royalty Cinema, Birmingham (1953)

05/10/2017
Photographs of the projection box at the A.B.C. Royalty cinema, Birmingham during the 1950s.
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19/09/2017
Bill Pearson in the projection box at the A.B.C. Cinema, Coventry in 1984.
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19/09/2017
Bill Pearson in the projection box at the Robin Hood Cinema, Birmingham (1967)
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19/09/2017
This letter to Mrs Joan Pearson details some of the issues arising from the installation of the super-widescreen Cinerama projection system at the A.B.C. Bristol Cinema, Birmingham. In this instance it was felt that the size and weight of the film…
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19/09/2017
Letter to Joan Pearson informing her of the closure of the A.B.C. Aston Cinema, Birmingham and her redeployment to the A.B.C. Sparkbrook, Birmingham in July 1969.
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19/09/2017
A poem written by Joan Pearson on the occasion of the closure of the A.B.C. Aston, Birmingham in 1969.

Goodbye dear box 'this soon we part /
To leave behind a broken heart /
With no more laughter in our voice /
We have to go we have no choice…
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19/09/2017
Letter from the National Association of Theatre and Kine Employees (N.A.T.K.E.) providing details of the start of single-manning in 1969.
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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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19/09/2017
Copy of a letter to Joan Pearson concerning her promotion to the position of co-second projectionist, includes details of wages.
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19/09/2017
Two members of the projection staff in the projection box at the Bristol Cinema, Birmingham in 1953.
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19/09/2017
Photograph of the projectors in the projection box at the Orient Cinema, Birmingham in the early 1950s.
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19/09/2017
A photograph of the projection room at the Piccadilly Cinema, Birmingham in 1952.
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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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19/09/2017
Joan Pearson in the projection room at the A.B.C. Orient cinema, Birmingham (1951)
Joan Pearson - A.B.C. Aston Cinema, Birmingham<br />

28/09/2017
Joan Pearson in the projection box of the Aston Cinema, Birmingham in the 1960s.
Bill Pearson - Ternhill (1951)

19/09/2017
A photograph of Bill Pearson projecting at R.A.F. Ternhill in 1951 whilst on National Service. Image © Joan and Bill Pearson
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22/03/2017
Projectionist Joan Pearson describes some of the work she was expected to do as a woman in projection. This included cleaning the canopy on the cinema roof and maintaining the boiler.
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21/03/2017
Projectionist Joan Pearson describes the process and problems of showing 3-D films.
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21/03/2017
Projectionist Bill Pearson describes his move from working in New Street Station to becoming a projectionist. He also talks about striving for the job of Chief Projectionist.
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21/03/2017
Projectionist Bill Pearson describes the period he spent projecting E.T. including the problems with the print and the effect that it had on him and the audience.
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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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20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes the process of becoming Chief Projectionist at Scala, Coventry in the face of male competition.
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20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes being recruited as a 'projectionette' during the Second World War after the male projectionists were called up.
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20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes the work that she was expected to do around the cinema.
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20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes getting the first Projectomatic automation machine in Coventry in the late 1950s. She also gives her unfavorable opinion of her male counterparts.
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20/02/2017
A cue sheet for a Projectomatic automation system.
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03/10/2016
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of using a platter (cake stand) projection system.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of learning how to work as a projectionist including the importance of checking film prints when rewinding.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of setting up and checking cinema sound systems.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson outlines the process of starting the film, checking sound levels and checking the aperture plates as part of good presentation.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the characteristics of polyester film, including its static properties, the difficultiy tearing it and the problems that these caused.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes his morning routine, preparing for the day's screenings, cleaning the projection room and conducting other duties around the cinema.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson descibes the process of making-up film prints, including the projectionist's trick of leaving one frame on the leader to help reassembly.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the change in lighting technology from fast-burning carbon arc lamps to long-lasting xenon lamps.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson outlines his thoughts as being the last link in the creative process.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of using automated projection systems from the 1980s onwards.
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29/12/2015
Projectionist Neil Thompson descibes the arrival of digital projection in his cinema, including the timeline of the digital conversion.
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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes taking newsreel films between local cinemas in Leamington Spa and picking up news footage of major sporting events from Birmingham airport.
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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 the process of changing-over a film including replacing the carbon rods in the arc lamps.
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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes working as a relief projectionist during the war, and being told to show edited versions of films during children's matinees.
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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes his morning routine and the process of cleaning the projection box.
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09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the process of repairing film damage.
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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 the erosion of presentation in multiplex cinemas.
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08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes his appointment as a cinema projectionists and finding out that his father used to be a projectionist as well.
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08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the moment he knew digital projectors would replace projectionists.
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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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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 the process of rehearsing film to get them ready for screening.
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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes undertaking publicity activities, including borrowing an elephant from a visiting circus.
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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 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 process of making-up film prints ready for screening and breaking them down once finished.
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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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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the importance for projectionists’ work to be invisible.
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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the impact of promotion on his relationships with other cinema workers.
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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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes his early experiences of cinema-going as a child, his developing fascination with cinemas and the atmosphere and smell of cinemas.
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04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams tells the story of how he accidentally destroyed a print of A Woman in a Dressing Gown.
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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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03/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the projectionist’s duties when the film was on screen, noting the importance of checking films during screenings.
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01/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams explains the process of changing over from one projector to another between reels.

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