The Last Projectionist 2011

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When the UK's oldest working cinema opened in 1909, it took five years to train a projectionist - a century later, it takes less than an hour. The Last Projectionist charts the amazing history of UK independent cinema, taking a tour of some of the most magical picture houses in the world, all centred around The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britain.

Starring:
Phil Fawke, Les Castree
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature to_be_announced
Runtime 1 hour 20 minutes
Starring Phil Fawke, Les Castree, Paul Curtin, Graham Lee, John Brockington
Director Thomas Lawes
Genres Documentary
Studio Fusion Media Sales
Rental release Not currently released
Main languages English

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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Disappointing "documentary" about the history of Britain's oldest working cinema (although it did close briefly, so does this count?) with a brief interspersed look at film projection (near the end of the film). Although very interesting and nostalgic this is more in celebration (and advertisement) for the cinema in question than the actual art of the mostly unseen technical side of things. Most of the interviews are bar meets with previous employees and owners and some of the camera work is something to be desired.
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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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Great to get this well made independent film. Several work colleagues feature in it. It'll always remind me of them.
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4 of 6 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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