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05-13-1942 Warrington.JPG

13/05/1943
Projectionist Rose Edwards at work in the projection box at the Ritz.
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.
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.
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.
1940.06.20 - 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.
1940.05.09 - Vernon Kinema, Nottingham.gif

09/05/1940
The projection box of the Nottingham 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.
1940.01.18 - Barcliff, Denton.gif

18/01/1940
The projection box of the Troxy in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.

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