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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.
Projectomatic advert (1956.12.06).jpg

An advert for a Projectomatic automated projection machine.

Used with permission from Screen International.
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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.
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Projectionist Neil Thompson describes the process of using automated projection systems from the 1980s onwards.
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Projectionist and BECTU representative Mick Corfield describes is experiences of automated projection systems on the work of projectionists.

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