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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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11/11/2019
Projection box of a cinema in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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11/11/2019
Projection box of a West Midlands cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​
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11/11/2019
Projection box of a Sunderland cinema in 1933. 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 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 Lichfield cinema in 1933. 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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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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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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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.

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