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I’m always amazed how little thought was given to projector siting in otherwise magnificent buildings
My first visit to a west end cinema was to see South Pacific – an experience still very much in my memory nearly 60 years later.
The new owner of the Electric has released a film about the history of the cinema, and its return from the dead. “The Last Projectionist” is well worth an hour and a half of anybody’s time, as is essential viewing to anybody remotely connected to the film presentation industry.
It was always an odd feeling going up the stairs in one building, and ending up above the one next door. It felt the wrong way round!
Now demolished (March 2015). When I saw it a couple of years ago, there was a tree growing through the roof!