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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.
1963 -10-10 Hanley 2.JPG

10/10/1963
Projectionists at work at the ABC, Henley.
03-02-1939 Coventry.jpg

02/03/1939
A meeting of Midlands projectionist viewing scientific equipment at the Savoy.
Stepney.JPG

12/10/1933
The projection box of the Troxy in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-15-1933 Portsmouth.JPG

14/09/1933
The projection box of the Tivoli in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-31-1933 Didsbury.JPG

31/08/1933

The projection box of the Capitol in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-24-1933 Kingston on Thames.JPG

24/08/1933
The projection box of the New Odeon in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-17-1933 Reading.JPG

17/08/1933
The projection box of the Central in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-10-1933 Hove.JPG

10/08/1933
The projection box of the Granada in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
08-03-1933 Pavilion Reading.JPG

03/08/1933
The projection box of the Pavilion in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
07-27-1933 Northfields.JPG

27/07/1933
The projection box of the Northfields in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
farnham.JPG

13/07/1933
The projection box of the Regal in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-29-1933 Weymouth.JPG

29/06/1933
The projection box of the New Odeon in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-15-1933 Portsmouth.JPG

15/06/1933
The projection box of the Tivoli in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-08-1933 Majestic High Wycombe.JPG

08/06/1933
The projection box of the Majestic in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
06-01-1933 Liverpool.JPG

01/06/1933
The projection box of the Granada in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
05-18-1933 Cambridge.JPG

19/05/1933
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
04-05-1933 Hull.JPG

04/05/1933
The projection box of the Langham in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
04-20-1933  Liverpool.JPG

20/04/1933
The projection box of the Reo in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
04-06-33- Dumfries.JPG

06/04/1933
The projection box of the Regal in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
03-09-33 - Aberdeen.JPG

09/03/1933
The projection box of the Capitol in 1933. Published with permission from Screen International.
1933 - 19- 01  Boscombe.JPG

19/01/1933
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
1966.07.14 - Curzon, Mayfair.gif

14/07/1966
The projection box of the Curzon in 1966. Published with permission from Screen International.
1964.06.04 - Academy Club, Oxford Street.gif

04/06/1964
The projection box of the Academy Club Cinema in 1964. Published with permission from Screen International.
1964.06.04 - Academy Club, Oxford Street.gif

04/06/1964
The projection box of the Academy Club Cinema in 1964. Published with permission from Screen International.
1962.12.27 - Empire.gif

27/12/1962
The projection box of the Empire in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.07.13 - Coliseum, London.gif

13/07/1961
The projection box of the Coliseum in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.07.13 - Royalty, London.gif

13/07/1961
The projection box of the Royalty in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.06.08 - abc, Sheffield (1).gif

09/11/1961
The projection box of the Arts Theatre in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.06.08 - abc, Sheffield.gif

08/06/1961
The projection box of the ABC in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.05.11 - Royal Technical College, Salford.gif

11/05/1961
The projection box of the Royal Technical College in 1961. Published with permission from Screen International.
1961.05.11 - Queens, Bayswater.gif

11/05/0061

The projection box of ABC Queens in 1962. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.11.10 - Westminster Theatre.gif

10/11/1960
The projection box of Westminster Theatre in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.11.10 - House of Commons.gif

10/11/1960
The projection box of the House of Commons in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.07.14 - Cathay Cinema, Singapore.gif

14/07/1960
The projection box of the Cathay Singapore in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
1960.03.10 - Plaza, Leeds.gif

10/03/1960
Colin, Peaker, chief projectionist at work in the projection box of the Plaza in 1960. Published with permission from Screen International.
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 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.
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.
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.
1953.04.16 - 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.
1952.06.12 - 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 - GFD, Wardour Street.gif

10/01/1952
The projection box of the GFD 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.
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.
1949.12.22 - Grosvenor, Melbourne.gif

22/12/1920
The projection box of the Grovenor in 1949. Published with permission from Screen International.
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.
1949.03.10 - 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.
1948.08.05 - Commodore, Hammersmith.gif

05/08/1948
The projection box of The Commodore in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
1948.05.06 - Ritz, Sunderland.gif

05/06/1948
The projection box of The Ritz in 1948. Published with permission from Screen International.
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.
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.
1941.07.24 - 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.
1941.06.12 - 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.
1941.03.20 - 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.
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.
1940.08.08 - Stella Cinema, Dublin.gif

08/08/1940
The projection box of the Dublin in 1940, equipped with Kalee projectors. Published with permission from Screen International.
1940.07.04 - Regal, Camberwell.gif

04/07/1940
The projection box of the Regal in 1941, equipped with Rose projectors. 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.
1940.04.11 - Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly.gif

04/11/1940
The projection box of the Lochgelly 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.
1934.12.20 - Cinema Marbeuf, France.gif

20/12/1934
The projection box of the Marbuef in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.03.29 - Regal, Hull.gif

29/03/1934
The projection box of the Regal in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.03.01 - Berwick, Berwick-on-Tweed.gif

01/03/1934
The projection box of the Berwick Theatre in 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.
1934.01.11 - Vox, Metz.gif

11/01/1934
The projection box of The Vox, Metz in 1934. Used in permission from Screen International.
1933.10.26 - Rialto, Babington.gif

26/10/1933
The projection box of the Rialto iin 1933. Used in permission from Screen International.

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