13/3/12 "Movies were Movies" - from Mack & Mabel - J.Herman
The art of the film projectionist is sadly a dying one, even the smallest of picture houses are making the transition to digital (mirroring the world of photography).
A few weeks ago, I introduce myself to the owner of the Louth Playhouse cinema whilst one of the screens was undergoing a complete refurbishment. Never one to miss the chance of getting a behind the scenes glimpse he agreed for me to take my camera into the projection room once the work had been completed. Yesterday, I popped in and was met by projectionist Andrew who took me through the gents toilets into the only projection room where their last film projector a beautiful BTH 35mm sits alongside a 'state of the art' Dolby digital powerhouse.
See the projector - http://smu.gs/AilojI