The Barn Cinema at Dartington recently held their Projectionist Season, celebrating what seem to be a dying breed of workers. Does the move from 35MM to digital signify ominous rumblings within the industry? I caught up with the cinema’s current manager, Jim Whittle, to ask his opinion
Believed to be the oldest purpose-built cinema in Europe, the Paignton Picture House boasts a prestigious history that dates back to the birth of cinema.
Once patronised by the likes of Agatha Christie, the cinema closed in 1999, and these memories now threaten to be lost in time.
Sean Wilson speaks to two people who want to see the cinema kept open for historic and aesthetic purposes: projection enthusiast, Stuart Saunders and London-based, Torquay bred filmmaker, Anthony Bueno