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The Last Projectionist

The Last Projectionist (2012)

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The Last Projectionist charts the amazing history of UK independent cinema, taking a tour of some of the most magical picture houses in the world. The story centres on The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britian. From its silent beginnings in 1909; to a news and cartoon cinema during WWII; a porn cinema in the 70s & 80s; then saved from demolition and restored to its art deco glory in 2004.

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All Critics (9) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (2)

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June 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

It's a well-made, fascinating documentary which will delight social historians, thrill cinephiles and enlighten younger generations who probably take the general quality of film-making today for granted.

June 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

A nostalgic advertorial for the recently refurbished (and very admirable) Electric Cinema in Birmingham, disingenuously billed as a documentary about British independent cinema.

June 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

This film occasionally looks like a sentimental in-house video, but it's an entertaining trip down cinema's memory lane.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

The multi-talented Tom Lawes, owner of The Electric, does an extraordinary job directing, producing and editing the film, as well as writing the excellent score and recording it with his Electric Cinema Film Orchestra.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

A missed opportunity. If you're going to make a film about your own cinema, at least give us a reason why we should care.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

A celebration of cinematic magic, The Last Projectionist is an insightful cultural applause documenting the eclectic journey of Birmingham's Electric, Britain's oldest surviving cinema.

June 20, 2012 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

A lovely jalopy ride around British cinemas.

June 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A self-promoting yet revealing documentary from venue owner Tom Lawes.

June 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

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