80 Year Old Projectionist to retire

posted by Dramatrauma on February 18, 2011 at 7:45 am

BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET, ENGLAND — Ray Mascord, a UK Projectionist, is retiring after 67 years in the booth at Scott Cinema. He plans to enjoy his lifetime pass in the new digital cinema.

His heyday, he says, was in the 1950s when wide-screen CinemaScope was introduced with an early form of surround sound. Mascord loved the big musicals – Oklahoma! and Carousel – and the packed houses every night. As a young man, he also enjoyed the view from his booth of the canoodling on the back row.

“I used to say, ‘Aye-aye, where are you putting your hands? Watch it mate!’” he recalls.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Good Story.From a real projectionist who knows what a change over is.

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