The Dying Art of Being a Cinema Projectionist


Majority of cinema and movie theaters have converted to digital, and very few to none will now get the chance to see the almost magical world inside that that twinkling window above the movie house -- the projection room.

In the projection room, one will usually find a man, hunched over a lit table, scrutinizing over film reels with Q-tips and what not. But such is no longer the case in the majority of cinemas worlwide.

One of the few projectionists today is Michael Roussete, whom is attempting to keep this dying art to be alive with a few of his fellow projectionists. See him work with this now endangered art through this video.

Preview image was taken from the video.

2016-11-01 #culture #videos #art #cinema #art-history #filmmaking #cinematography #projectionist #cinema-projectionist


  1. stratski
    stratski ·

    As an ex-projectionist, I approve of this story.…

  2. virtualsky
    virtualsky ·

    I find it somewhat sad to see yet another "analog" profession fading away like this. Makes me even more determined to get back into doing more film photography. Thanks for bringing this video to the magazine.

  3. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @stratski As a former cinema employee I highly approve your album :)

  4. pannydeters
    pannydeters ·

    As an English teacher, it disheartens me to see the word "majority" used without an "A" or "The."

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