Wife Kim, 53, said: "John was quite ill when he took part in the making of The Last Projectionist
, but he loved every minute of it.
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.
If the work includes care of the screen and curtains, projectionists
would also need to be able to work at heights.
Golden era ends at Woolton Cinema but projectionist
David Parr, aged 53, who has worked at the cinema for three years, pictured, is hopeful, along with other staff, that the cinema will continue under new owners Pictures: ANDREW TEEBAY The death of owner David Wood, above left, may spell the end for the Woolton cinema and right, staff clean up after a screening
Hatch worked as a projectionist
for 40 years, learning the trade partly from his father and on-the-job training at movie theaters in Coronado and Pasadena.
Elizabeth and her husband, Hugh Kerr, a retired engineering professor, joined the picket line in front of the Princess Cinema just days after cinema owners John and Wendy Tuft locked out their unionized projectionists
on January 1, 1997.
A CUNARD cinema projectionist
is the subject of a short film himself as part of Liverpool's celebrations for the shipping line's 175th anniversary.
AS the dawn of digital technology marks the end of an era for two Tyneside cinema projectionists
, we asked what your favourite film is Melissa Wyatt, 18, trainee piercing professional from Chester-le-Street, said: "Fight Club, because it is an awesome story and there is a good twist at the end.
The Last Projectionist
(12A): A film about The Electric Cinema which stars ex-MAC projectionists
Directed by The Electric Cinema's owner and director Tom Lawes, it will run at the Station Street cinema for a week from June 22 and include a Q&A with participants and projectionists
on June 23.
As well as featuring previously unseen old footage, some of which was literally found on the roof of the " Station Street building, the story is also told through the eyes, minds and souls of a lost generation of projectionists
now falling victim to the unrelenting march of technology.