Projection box - Royalty Cinema, Birmingham (1953)

05/10/2017
Photographs of the projection box at the A.B.C. Royalty cinema, Birmingham during the 1950s.
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19/09/2017
Bill Pearson in the projection box at the A.B.C. Cinema, Coventry in 1984.
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19/09/2017
Bill Pearson in the projection box at the Robin Hood Cinema, Birmingham (1967)
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19/09/2017
This letter to Mrs Joan Pearson details some of the issues arising from the installation of the super-widescreen Cinerama projection system at the A.B.C. Bristol Cinema, Birmingham. In this instance it was felt that the size and weight of the film…
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19/09/2017
A poem written by Joan Pearson on the occasion of the closure of the A.B.C. Aston, Birmingham in 1969.

Goodbye dear box 'this soon we part /
To leave behind a broken heart /
With no more laughter in our voice /
We have to go we have no choice…
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19/09/2017
Letter from the National Association of Theatre and Kine Employees (N.A.T.K.E.) providing details of the start of single-manning in 1969.
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19/09/2017
Members of the projection team - including Joan Pearson and D. Neale (chief) - in the projection box of the Aston Cinema, Birmingham in 1968.
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19/09/2017
A letter from the district manager of the A.B.C. cinema chain congratulating the team from the Robin Hood Cinema, Birmingham (lead by Bill Pearson) for winning the Projectionist Efficiency Competition, 1963.
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19/09/2017
Photograph of the projection team at the Bristol Cinema, Birmingham in 1962. From left to right: K. Patel, D. Brinkworth, Joan Pearson, D. Thom, K. Jones, J. Fielding.
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19/09/2017
Copy of a letter to Joan Pearson concerning her promotion to the position of co-second projectionist, includes details of wages.
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19/09/2017
Two members of the projection staff in the projection box at the Bristol Cinema, Birmingham in 1953.
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19/09/2017
Photograph of the projectors in the projection box at the Orient Cinema, Birmingham in the early 1950s.
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19/09/2017
A photograph of the projection room at the Piccadilly Cinema, Birmingham in 1952.
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The photograph of the projection team in the box at the Royalty Cinema, Birmingham in 1954. Bill Pearson appears second from the right (with cat!).
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19/09/2017
Joan Pearson in the projection room at the A.B.C. Orient cinema, Birmingham (1951)
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28/09/2017
Joan Pearson in the projection box of the Aston Cinema, Birmingham in the 1960s.

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.

21/03/2017
Projectionist Bill Pearson describes the period he spent projecting E.T. including the problems with the print and the effect that it had on him and the audience.

20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes an incident in Leicester where a deliberate act of sabotage was carried out in order to try and sack her.

20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes the process of becoming Chief Projectionist at Scala, Coventry in the face of male competition.

20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes the work that she was expected to do around the cinema.

20/03/2017
Projectionist Florence Barton describes getting the first Projectomatic automation machine in Coventry in the late 1950s. She also gives her unfavorable opinion of her male counterparts.

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 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 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…

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the process of starting a performance.

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes his appointment as a cinema projectionists and finding out that his father used to be a projectionist as well.

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes the moment he knew digital projectors would replace projectionists.

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield outlines the difference made to the cinema-going experience by viewing a film with an audience.

08/12/2015
Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes is experiences of automated projection systems on the work of projectionists.

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