The Cinema Projectionist

A digital archive and website on the history of cinema projection in Britain. It has been developed by the University of Warwick’s AHRC-funded Projection Project (2014-8) – a team researching the switch from 35mm film to digital projection. It is a digital collection of audio recordings of projectionists’ memories, of sounds of the projection box and 35mm film, plus hundreds of photos of the projection boxes of cinemas from all over the UK from the 1910s to the 1960s.

The site also contains links to the special projection issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television, which was written and edited by the team and published in January 2018, and a ‘virtual projection box’ which is an online exhibit you can use to explore the projection box and discover the functionalities of various bits of equipment as well as other details about the work space of the projectionist.

Find out more on their website