A new website has been launched by the Mad Cornish Projectionist, taking over from The Projectionist Agency, entitled WE CAN STILL SHOW FILM, which aims to list the people and the venues which are still able to show film, and the film gauges which are supported. While technology has moved on and progressed, there is going to be a need and a desire to run film, especially 16mm and 35mm for years to come and this resource is designed to help accommodate that. The site also aims to link to companies who still provide film related services such as labs and the such. It is a free website to register
Created on April 4th, 2013. Last updated on April 4th, 2013.
The Projected Picture Trust (PPT) urgently needs to find 3000sq ft of storage space. Since 1994 Bletchley Park has been the headquarters, consisting of exhibition, workshop and storage space and also runs a fifty seat Art Deco cinema. The Bletchley Park Trust have requested the PPT vacate the location they currently use for storage at the park by the end of 2013, due to the preservation project Bletchley Park is currently undergoing. The PPT is looking for around 3000sq ft of storage space for its new premises in the local Milton Keynes area.
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Created on January 20th, 2013. Last updated on January 30th, 2013.
Hello and welcome to my site. I hope that you find it of some use and interest. This web-site looks at the world of the Projectionist, the Projector and the cinema industry as a whole. Its aim is to provide information about this part of the entertainment industry. There are links to industry organisations and bodies, chat rooms, discussion lists and more. To start exploring the site simply click on one of the links above.
To find out a bit more about me and the website, then read the introduction section.
If you want to see what the latest article I have written is, then head over to the blog contents page.
Created on September 24th, 2012. Last updated on September 24th, 2012.
Created on June 24th, 2012. Last updated on June 30th, 2012.
Two documentary filmmakers based in London and Sheffield (one of whom is a projectionist) are currently seeking projectionists to take part in a new film regarding the digital revolution in film exhibition. More of a sensitive character study than an overtly historical film, we’re hoping to meet and spend time with some of the more colourful and eccentric characters from the projection booths around the country. Whether you’re still working, facing redundancy or retired from the job we’d love to hear from you.
A revolution has taken place at the heart of the film exhibition industry, and the fallout has left many a projectionist nostalgic for a heyday when he was applauded and respected as a showman. Digital cinema is here to stay, but the future for the average projectionist is less certain. The projection booth has always attracted a certain kind of eccentricity, but where do these skilled showmen go once the reel runs for the final time?
Created on June 24th, 2012. Last updated on May 17th, 2013.
You may not know, but I am actually the chairman of the Projected Picture Trust, and I urge all projectionists and people who love traditional projectors and engineering to become members.
To all those who have, or had, some interest in projected moving images, past and present.
Perhaps you’re already connected with today’s cinema, technical or otherwise, but have an interest in vinage equipment, or you have been retired from the business so long, you would wish to revist “the good old days”.
Take hear and consider joining The Projected Picture Trust and help preserve the magic of cinema. Apart from equipment restoration, the Trust provides help and assitance to non-commercial community cinemas and museums exhibiting film related artefacts.
The Museum of Cinema Technology has perhaps, the largest colleciton of all types of film equipment in the UK. The Data Archive within the musuem holds over 3000 items including technical manuals, film related documents, press cuttings etc. Membership of the PPT will give you access to these amenities as well as the collections with the Trust’s regions.
Created on February 19th, 2012. Last updated on June 30th, 2012.
|1. Star Trek Into Darkness||$70.2 M|
|2. Iron Man 3||$35.8 M|
|3. The Great Gatsby||$23.9 M|
|4. Pain and Gain||$3.2 M|
|5. The Croods||$3.0 M|
|Source: Box Office Mojo.|
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