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The Last Projectionist [DVD]


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  • Actors: John Brockington, Paul Ginger Curtin, Graham Lee, Les Castree, Phil Fawke
  • Directors: Tom Lawes
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Electric Flix
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007V17KMM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,752 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Last Projectionist charts the amazing history of UK independent cinema, taking a tour a some of the most magical picture houses in the world. The story centres on The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britain. From its silent beginnings in 1909; to a news and cartoon cinema during WWII; a porn cinema in the 70s & 80s; then saved from demolition and restored to its art deco glory in 2004. This fascinating, and as yet untold story, is brought to life by former staff, industry experts and customers, one of whom recounts her first visit in 1917. Accompanied by unseen archive and beautifully shot in HD, the film goes on to explore the rapid advance of digital cinema and the likely demise of 35mm film. Is this really The Last Projectionist?

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Beautiful, timely and ever so slightly heartbreaking documentary...I love it! --Mark Kermode- BBC Radio 5

A celebration of cinematic magic... a real thought-provoking piece of filmmaking --View London

a well-made, fascinating documentary which will delight social historians, thrill cinephiles and enlighten younger generations --Birmingham Mail

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JohnW on 13 Dec 2012
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A MUST FOR ANY CINEMA NUT. BRINGS BACK MANY HAPPY MEMORIES. SAD TO SEE THE OLD TRADE DYING BUT INTERESTING LOOK AT THE FUTURE.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wingate on 27 Nov 2012
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This dvd features the Electric Cinema,Birmingham from its opening just over 100 yers ago to the modern day.Interviews are conducted with customers,former operators,projectionist and staff.There are also contributions from managers of other veteran cinemas.We also witness the decline of 35mm film.It is likely that 2013 will be the last year when film will be projected in cinemas.It is an extremely interesting video and is highly recommended to anyone interested in the growth of the cinema industryin the UK.
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A great movie exploring the history of cinemas and their technology from nitrate film to digital projectors. Wonderful examples of restored cinemas throughout the UK and input from projectionists who have seen and experienced it all. I loved it!
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Great trip down memory lane. Very nostalgic for people of a certain age and era. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great value
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