Separate rooms in the box (Phil Fawke)

Phil Fawke interviewed by Richard Wallace

Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the separation of spaces in cinema projection rooms.

The non-sync room where you played records had to be in a different… every room had to be separate in those days. The non-sync room was a separate room. And it had a little porthole in it that you could sort of look out into the, into the project… because you weren’t allowed into the theatre in those days. Only the chief was the only one who could look out.

Title

Separate rooms in the box (Phil Fawke)

Subject

cinema buildings

Description

Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the separation of spaces in cinema projection rooms.

Creator

The Projection Project

Source

Interview with Phil Fawke

Publisher

The University of Warwick

Date

09/12/2015

Contributor

Richard Wallace
Phil Fawke

Relation

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/24797
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/48440

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Sound recording
interview extract

Coverage

1940-1960s

Interviewer

Richard Wallace

Interviewee

Phil Fawke

Date of Interview

04/12/2014

Location

Birmingham

Transcription

The non-sync room where you played records had to be in a different… every room had to be separate in those days. The non-sync room was a separate room. And it had a little porthole in it that you could sort of look out into the, into the project… because you weren’t allowed into the theatre in those days. Only the chief was the only one who could look out.

Original Format

One-to-one interview

Duration

00:00:25

Bit Rate/Frequency

320kbps

Cinema

Regal/Vue, Portland Place, Leamington Spa
Regal, 511 Foleshill Road, Coventry

Citation

The Projection Project, “Separate rooms in the box (Phil Fawke),” Projection Project, accessed November 14, 2019, https://projectionproject.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/426.

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