Before digital took over, a theater's projectionist used to be an essential part of the business. Their mastery of the equipment made a trip to the movies possible. A series of photos by Joseph O. Holmes documents the remains of a dying profession.
The Booth is a project exploring the people, places, and processes behind the last remaining holdouts of analog film projection. Holmes visited theaters in the north-eastern United States for the project. His striking portrayals of tiny dim rooms, scattered equipment, and reels of celluloid seem ancient even though it was only a few years ago that theaters started to convert to digital projection systems en masse.
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