IMAX projectionist one of a rare breed (video)
By KXAN - Austin News on December 10, 2010
Most of us have experienced it at one time or another: We pay good money at the door of a movie theatre, plop down in our seats with our popcorn and soda pop and train our eyes on the screen. The movie starts and then, just as quickly stops. Best case scenario: A quick repair restarts the projector and the moans and boos quiet down. Worst case scenario: The film gets stuck in the projector and the lamp burns a massive hole in the celluloid. Time drags on; the audience grows restless. The poor kid in the projection booth starts crying. Life on Earth as we know it comes to a devastating end.