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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.
ashtonunderlyne_empire_33.gif

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

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

cradleyheath_majestic_33.gif

11/11/2019
Projection box of a West Midlands cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

sunderland_blackstheatre_33.gif

11/11/2019
Projection box of a Sunderland cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

lewes_34.gif

30/08/2019
Projection box of a Sussex cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

sunderland_34.gif

30/08/2019
Projection box of a Sunderland cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

romiley_34.gif

30/08/2019
Projection box of a Stockport cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

gosforth_34.gif

30/08/2019
Projection box of a cinema in the Gosforth area of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

leeds_34.gif

30/08/2019
Projection box of a Leeds cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

sheffield_34.gif

22/08/2019
Projection box and projectionists in a Sheffield cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

melton_mowbray_34.gif

22/08/2019
Projection box of a Leicestershire cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

edinburgh_34_2.gif

22/08/2019
Projection box of an Edinburgh cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

minehead_34.gif

22/08/2019
Projection box of a Somerset cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

northampton_34.gif

22/08/2019
Projection box of a Northampton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

uxbridge_34.gif

22/08/2019
Projection box of an Uxbridge cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

maryport_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of a Cumbria cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

cambridge_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of a Cambridge cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

darlington_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of a Darlington cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

huddersfield_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of a West Yorkshire cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

bristol_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of a Bristol cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

nottingham_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of a Nottingham cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

golders_green_34.gif

20/08/2019
Projection box of London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

chadwell_heath_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a cinema in Chadwell Heath in Greater London in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

winchmore_hill_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a North London cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

charing_cross_road_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

worcester_park_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a Sutton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

birmingham_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a Solihull cinema. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

purley_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

tolworth_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a London cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

edmonton_34_2.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of an Edmonton cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

colwyn_bay_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a North Wales cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

oxford_ice_34.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of an Oxford cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

belfast_33.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of Belfast cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

oban_33.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of Scottish cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

harrogate_33.gif

19/08/2019
Projection box of a North Yorkshire cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

canterbury_33.gif

18/08/2019
Projection box of a Canterbury cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

film reel

18/08/2019
Projection box of a Lichfield cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

weybriidge_34.gif

24/07/2019
Projection box of a Surrey cinema in 1934. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

whitley_bay_34.gif

24/07/2019
Projection box in Tyne and Wear cinema in 1934. ​​Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

aldershot_34.gif

19/07/2019
Projection box of Hampshire cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

aberdeen_34.gif

19/07/2019
Projection box of Scottish cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

staines_33.gif

19/07/2019
Projectionists and projection box of Surrey cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

manchester_33.gif

03/07/2019
Projectionists in the projection box of a Manchester cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

edinburgh_ritz_33.gif

03/07/2019
Projectionists in the projection box of an Edinburgh cinema in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.​​

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

slough_34.gif

26/06/2019
Team of projectionists in the projection box of a Slough cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

mablethorpe_34.gif

26/06/2019
Two projectionists in a Lincolnshire cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

hull_34.gif

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.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

hendon_34.gif

26/06/2019
Three projectionists in the projection box of a London Cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

felixstowe_34.gif

26/06/2019
Projectionist in the projection box of the Playhouse Cinema in 1934. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

glasgow_34.gif

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.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

bebbington_33.gif

26/06/2019
Two projectionists in the projection box of the Rialto, which opened in July 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

shirehampton_33.gif

26/06/2019
Two projectionists in the projection box of a Bristol cinema, which opened in October 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

south_harrow_33.gif

26/06/2019
Projection box with two projectionists and Kalee 11 super sound projectors in 1933. Used with permission from Screen International.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

west_wickham_33.gif

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.

Tags: Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick Projection, projectionist, 35mm, Cinema, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick


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