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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.

11/10/2017
This short silent film from Huntley Archives shows wartime cinemagoers enjoying a film projected by a 'projectionette', a term used to describe women projectionists who filled the position of absent male workers during the Second World War.

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.

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.

20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes being recruited as a 'projectionette' during the Second World War after the male projectionists were called up.

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.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the process of training 'on the job'.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the role of the chief projectionist.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the separation of spaces in cinema projection rooms.

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.

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.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes his morning routine and the process of cleaning the projection box.

09/12/2015
Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the process of repairing film damage.

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…

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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