Another holdover from Doors Open. I was in the Mayfair Theatre on that weekend; the first post is here. At the back of the theatre, the projectionist's booth was open for viewing. It was crowded when I peeked in, one of the staff members speaking with a couple of visitors about the equipment in here. It's crowded, as you'd expect out of such spaces, and yet it has touches you expect out of the Mayfair, like movie posters on the walls.
You really made the most of Doors Open!ReplyDelete
Projectors don't look that old, do they need the vents like thatReplyDelete
The theatre looks so grand. How fun to get a look at the projection room.ReplyDelete
So cool. I would love to see that projection room.ReplyDelete
I have always wanted to get inside the projection booth.ReplyDelete
It is always nice to have a look behind the scenes in a theater.ReplyDelete
hard at work!ReplyDelete
Open doors really open doors to new and unusual experiences!ReplyDelete
Wow...that looks ancient....ReplyDelete
Nice to have a look at places where one normally can't come, but it doesn't seem to be a fine place to work.ReplyDelete
So THAT'S what goes on up there. A very utilitarian looking room.ReplyDelete
a neat peak behind the scenes.ReplyDelete
@Linda: and yet there were so many other places I could have gone.ReplyDelete
@Bill: I should have taken a closer look... I recall that they installed a digital projector along with the older one. And only now am I seeing that gap in the wall.
@Lauren: it's a beautiful space inside the theatre.
@Stuart: it's a side to a cinema we never do see.
@Andy: I've occasionally glanced back at those places from inside the theatre.
@Bieb: and this one's a nice behind the scenes kind of theatre.
@Tanya: I'm sure the theatre got lots of visitors for Doors Open.ReplyDelete
@Merisi: it certainly does.
@Norma: well, the theatre's been there since the 30s.
@Jan: it's utilitarian in there, and not for someone with a problem with cramped spaces.
@Revrunner: yes, quite compact inside.
A behind the scenes peek at the movie business.ReplyDelete
That looks nothing like the projectionist room in the movie theater that I remember from my teen years. I knew someone who worked there, so I got to peek in.ReplyDelete
I've never been in the projectionists booth. How neat!ReplyDelete
Looks like an engine room of some kind!ReplyDelete
I would have loved to visit here William.. the posters add that touch of glamour to where the action happens!ReplyDelete
I have only seen old-fashioned projector at work, these machines look more modern to me!ReplyDelete
That would be so much fun to do. Thanks for commenting on my son's birthday post. He is 6 ft 4 in and I am not sure what height Andy Serkis is 5 ft 8 in.ReplyDelete
Yes, that last sentence is a bit of a mess but I did a search mid sentence. That should just have read "Andy Serkis is 5 ft 8 in."ReplyDelete
@Sharon: I'm glad I kept that one in reserve til now.ReplyDelete
@Judy: I imagine there's a certain amount of differences in any given cinema.
@Cheryl: it does!
@Grace: I wish I could recall what that poster on the wall was for!
@VP: they did have an old style one down by the stage that day.
@Denise: You're most welcome!
I'd love to have gone to the Mayfair. My kids used to go regularly!ReplyDelete
Like Bill Nichols, I'm curious about that venting. But considering how tiny that room is, it's probably necessary.ReplyDelete
I went to the Bloor Cinema during Doors Open here and toured the booth too - it was great to see.ReplyDelete
That doesn't look a thing like the projectors I saw at the theater where I worked while in high school. Of course, that was more decades ago then I think I'll mention.ReplyDelete
Looks very different from years ago!ReplyDelete
Not your average old movie projection but it must have been really interesting!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your comments and activity on FB during my blackout!
My first time inside. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I am playing catchup so I'm not sure what's going on yet. But I shall soon.ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: I went more often when I lived in the area.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: I'd like that.
@Kate: quite so.
@EG: you're welcome.