November 1981 photo courtesy of Chicago Magazine, January 1982 issue..
November 1981 photo courtesy of Chicago Magazine, January 1982 issue. Village Theatre hosting the 17th Chicago International Film Festival.
Projectionist Tim O'Neill on the ladder shares his story. “It was the first time I had to work with the festival. I also worked at theatres that presented the 19th and 21st festivals. In 1993, I projected movies at the festival office on Dearborn Street. The following year, I projected some movies for the festival at the Music Box Theatre. In 1996, I was hired back at the festival office on Randolph Street to be the screening room projectionist and I worked there every festival for 8 years. I briefly came back in 2006 at their new office on Adams Street but that screening room was pretty sad. I never came back. Now it’s pretty much all digital at the festival. It was a nice little gig while it lasted.”
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