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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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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.​​ ​​
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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.​​
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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.​
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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…
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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.

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