The Reel Heroes series highlights the work of the projectionists
over the years from many of Liverpool's cinemas, which, alas, are no more.
Some of the old |cinemas captured on camera by former projectionist
Tom Watkins, clockwise, from left, The Oak Cinema, Selly Oak; The Regal Cinema, Handsworth; the Warely Cinema, Birmingham; Prince's Cinema, Smethwick and the Savoy Cinema, Kings Norton and Windsor Cinema, Bearwood
I loved being a projectionist
and going into the theatre was the icing on the cake because I got to work with these people - I didn't just meet them.
- filmed exclusively in New York - was brought to life by a team including Director: Ryan M.
Because of digital, we don't really need projectionists
, who has watched around 2,300 films in his 15 years at the centre, will unfortunately be made redundant at the start of 2013, but will have many fond memories when he leaves, and hopefully embarks on an interior design course.
REEL GOOD: John Brockington, is the face of The Last Projectionist
It's a well-made, fascinating documentary which will delight social historians, thrill cinephiles and enlighten younger generations who probably take the general quality of filmmaking today for granted.
I hope The Last Projectionist
gets a decent distribution throughout the UK, but it is only fitting that Birmingham audiences see it at The Electric.
Longtime motion picture and television studio projectionist
James ``Rod'' Hatch died after a lengthy illness June 25 at his home in Burbank.
While you might expect this to take away from the film, instead it enriches it, allowing us to appreciate the dexterity and skill of the projectionist
much as we might admire the virtuosity of a musician's technique at a concert.
De palabra en palabra is the title of the exhibition catalogue, and indeed, word for word, world-pictures are created whenever someone explains the choice of some personal effect or recounts a memory--when a projectionist
, for instance, rattles off his account of the film playing in the cinema and comments on the reactions of the audience.
, "Josh," had just gotten a call from "higher up" and was told to axe the film.