The Last Picture Show Men

With the technology of cinema changing from celluloid to digital, the days of the cinema projectionist could be numbered.

Most 'projies' happen to be film fanatics which is why they joined the profession in the first place.

Richard Hollingham (himself the proud owner of a 1930s cinema projector) explores the small but fabulous world of the cinema projectionist - from picture palaces to flea pits, they tell of the trials and tribulations of putting the show on - against all odds.

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With the technology of cinema changing from celluloid to digital, the days of the cinema projectionist could be numbered.

Most 'projies' happen to be film fanatics which is why they joined the profession in the first place.

Richard Hollingham (himself the proud owner of a 1930s cinema projector) explores the small but fabulous world of the cinema projectionist - from picture palaces to flea pits, they tell of the trials and tribulations of putting the show on - against all odds.