Mawgrim's Worlds

The musings and interests of an ex-projectionist.

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Odeon Cavalcade

A photographic collection of Odeon cinemas throughout the UK, taken during the 1940's, 50's and 60's. Some are still open, some are now bingo clubs, churches or shops and some are nothing but distant memories.

Cinema Pictures

More pictures taken by Mawgrim and others. Cinema buildings, people who work in them and, of course, projection equipment.

Last Reels

The cinema industry has gone through many upheavals. As digital technology replaces film, can projectionists adapt and survive, or is extinction inevitable?

Cinema Ghosts

Many people who work in cinemas have stories of mysterious noises, apparitions and inexplicable phenomena. Find out more, and if you have a tale you would like to share, contact this site.

Mawgrim's Stories

A collection of short stories, some cinema related (surprise, surprise) and a variety of other topics.

Mawgrim's Blog

Follow Mawgrim's adventures as he struggles to think of interesting stuff to write about.

Last Reels - Can you help?

If you have recollections of working in projection or the cinema business in general and wouldn't mind them being used in 'Last Reels', please email me. I am particularly interested in recollections of working practices and how they changed when cinemas were tripled or new multiplexes opened, live shows and publicity stunts.