04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes a Welsh cinema with unconventional entry policies, comparing it so scenes from the comedy film The Smallest Show on Earth.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the process of rehearsing film to get them ready for screening.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes undertaking publicity activities, including borrowing an elephant from a visiting circus.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams provides an overview of presentation and showmanship in cinemas. He outlines how he was trained by the chief to uphold particular aesthetic standards and the impact that this has on the experience of the audience.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the process of selecting music to be played in the auditorium prior to film screenings.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams discusses the impact of working routines on mealtimes.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the process of making-up film prints ready for screening and breaking them down once finished.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the other duties carried out by projectionists outside the projection box including an accident where he fell through the ceiling of the cinema auditorium during a film screening.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the importance for projectionists’ work to be invisible.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the impact of promotion on his relationships with other cinema workers.

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.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams tells the story of how he accidentally destroyed a print of A Woman in a Dressing Gown.

04/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes his relationship with his chief projectionist at the ABC (Olympia) Cardiff, Frank Saunders.

03/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams describes the projectionist’s duties when the film was on screen, noting the importance of checking films during screenings.

01/12/2015
Projectionist Mike Williams explains the process of changing over from one projector to another between reels.

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