At the start of 2000 we saw the first Digital Cinema projector appear. Today all cinemas are digital. But what has happened to the 1000s of 35mm projectors not in use anymore? Is there a charity that preserves old cinema projectors?
Made in 2013 by Wolfram Hannemann in the projection booth of the IMAX theatre in Bradford when it still had its analogue film-based projection equipment. This video is provided by a link to YouTube.
The following five videos were all made by Alan Ashton. All are provided by links to YouTube.
A complete re-creation using the original Morgans glass slides of an interlude devised by the late ABC organist Andrew Fenner and originally screened at the Savoy, Northampton (and other ABC cinemas) in the late 50s.
The story of the cinema with photos taken by me when I was chief projectionist there.
This is somewhat unique inasmuch as it is an extract from the famous BBC Radio program to which I have subsequently added music and photos.
The title says it all.
The full interview which I gave for Granada TV (after having retired from their employ) and acquiring the position with UCI in the special preview theatre in Manchester.
This item was shot using 16mm film but this was recovered from a VHS version. It was made in 1960 and shows projection using two Gaumont Kalee model 20 projectors in an age of cinema projection that has long since vanished.
The late Jim Schultz is interviewed by the late Brian Megson in this video shot at the Hyde Park Picture House.
James ‘Saronie’ Roberts was born in Liverpool in 1872 and was one of the pioneers of cinema in the city.
A look at the Abbey cinema in Liverpool from its opening in 1939 to closure in 1979. It was the home of Cinerama in Liverpool from 1964.
Birkenhead town hall's cinema.
In issue 174 of Rewind we picture Mike Taylor in the projection room at the Town Hall Birkenhead after closure of nearly two years due to Covid. Here we have a video of Mike made during his return visit.
Some of the cinema projectionists from Liverpool remember the golden age of cinema.