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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.
1956-07-19 Colman, Varley Prentis Theatre.JPG

19/07/1956
Chief Projectionist, Mr. Fred Mayo at work at The Varley and Prentice Theatre.
1956-01-12 Leeds.JPG

12/01/1956
George Bean, the projectionist at the Leeds Lyceum at work in the projection booth.
1958.08.14 - Gevaert Theatre, Antwerp.gif

14/08/1958
The projection box of the Gevaert Theatre in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.08.14 - Gaumont, Holloway.gif

14/08/1958

The projection box of the Gaumont in 1958. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.06.19 - Odeon, Tottenham Court Road.gif

19/06/1959
The projection box of the Odeon in 1959. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.06.12 - The Drake, Plymouth 2.gif

12/06/1958
The projection box of the Drake in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.06.12 - The Drake, Plymouth 1.gif

12/06/1958
Chief projectionist, R.J Macnamara in the projection box of the Drake in 1958. Published with permission from Screen International.
1958.05.08 - Dominion, Tottenham Court Road.gif

08/05/1958
The projection box of the Dominion in 1958. Published with permission from Screen International.
1957.11.07 - NFT 1.gif

07/11/1957

The projection box of the National Film Theatre in 1957. Published with permission from Screen International.
1957.07.11 - Kinodrift, Hammerfest, Norway.gif

11/07/1957
The projection box of Kinodrift cinema in 1957 in Hammerfest Norway, often claimed as the most northerly town in the world Published with permission from Screen International.
1956.11.08 - Hawalli, Kuwait.gif

08/11/1956
The manager and projectionists of the Hawalli Open Air cinema in Kuwait in 1956. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.12.03 - Gainsborough, Leeds.gif

03/12/1953
The projectionist of the Gainsborough next to the projection booth in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.09.10 - NFT 2.jpg

10/09/1953
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.09.10 - NFT 3.jpg

10/09/1953
The projection box of the NFT in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.08.13 - Carlton. Upton Park.gif

13/08/1953
The projection box of the Calton in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.06.11 - Empire, Leicester Square 2 (1).gif

11/06/1953
Projectionists at work at the Empire in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.05.14 - Rialto, York.gif

14/05/1953
The projection box of the Rialto in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.

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1953.04.16 - Haytz Theatre, Fremantle, Australia.gif

16/04/1953
The projection box of the Hoyts in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.04.16 - Gaumont, Doncaster.gif

16/04/1953
H. Pearce, a projectionist, alongside the projection box of the Gaumont in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
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12/02/1953
The projection box of the Regal in 1953. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.02.12 - Alhambra, Durban 1 (1).gif

12/02/1953
The projection box of the Alhambra in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1953.02.12 - Astoria, Finsbury Park.gif

12/02/1953
The projection box of the Astoria with trainee projectionists in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.12.04 - Rialto, Germiston, South Africa.gif

04/12/1952
The projection box of the Rialto in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.09.11 - SHell-Max, Strand 1.gif

11/09/1952
The projection box of the Shell- Max in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.09.11 - Acropole, Brussels (1).gif

11/09/1952
The projection box of the Acropole in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.08.14 - Odeon, Newton Abbot.gif

14/08/1952
A portrait of Joan Bridgman, a projectionist at the Odeon in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.06.12 - Odeon, Jersey 1.gif

12/06/1952
The projection box of the Odeon in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.03.13 - Kings, McVille, Australia 1.gif

13/03/1952
The projection box of the King's cinema in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.03.13 - Palace, Peoria, Illinois.gif

13/03/1952
The projection box of the Palace Theater in 1952 Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - Paramount, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/1952
The projection box of the Paramount in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - Assdociated British-Pathe, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/1952
The projectionist at work at the Associated British-Pathe in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - GFD, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/1952
The projection box of the GFD in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - Republic, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/1952
The projectionist at work in the projectionist of the Republic in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - RKO, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/1952
A portrait of the projection at the RKO in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - MGM, Wardour Street.gif

10/10/1952
A photo portrait of projectionist of the M.G.M in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1952.01.10 - Clarence House 1.gif

10/01/1952
The projection box of Clarence House in 1952. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.12.14 - Globe, Coventry.gif

14/12/1950
The projection box of the Globe in 1950, equipped with a BTH sound reproducer system. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.12.07 - Savoy, Romiley.gif

07/12/1950
The projection box of the Savoy in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.11.16 - Naval Trust, Gibraltar.gif

16/11/0050
The projection box of the Naval Trust in Gibraltor in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.09.21 - Astra Flying School, Little Rissington.gif

21/09/1950
The projection box of the Central Flying School in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.08.10 - Rex, Lewisham.gif

10/08/1950
The projection box of the Rex in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.07.13 - Odeon, Morecambe.gif

13/07/1950
The projection box of the Odeon in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.05.11 - Tuschinski, Amsterdam.gif

11/05/1950
The projection box of the Tuschinski in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.
1950.01.12 - RKO, London.gif

12/01/1950
The projection box of the RKO Radio Theatre in 1950. Published with permission from Screen International.

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