2 Working At A Movie Theater

Working At A Movie Theater

Posted on January 18, 2012 by


We want to tell you what the Russian movie theater of today is. Back in the Soviet time, a movie theater was a special place and for Soviet people watching a movie in a movie theater was a kind of a holiday. Today, people go there just to waste their time away, eat some popcorn and drink beer. In the 90s, movie production, just as other spheres of life, came to a standstill. What’s new about movie theaters now (except for the fact that today it is just business, marketing, commerce, franchising, leasing and kickbacking)? It’s the same good old film and 24 frames per second. Yet, they have introduced a few innovations such as digital movies, 3D-movies and Dolby Digital sound. So, in this post you will find out what Russian movie theaters have come to.

Traditionally, they show movie premieres on Thursdays, so on Wednesdays the plane with a new movie on board lands at the airport of the city the movie is going to be shown in. The movie theater sends a courier to pick up the parcel from the storehouse of the airport. Each bag is for one movie.

The bag contains two paper boxes.

The boxes contain these round metal things with parts of the movie inside. The point is that each movie consists of several parts. As a rule, there are six parts in the movie.

Before showing the movie, they stick all its parts together.

This lady has been working as a movie checker for over 40 years and she’s going to show us how they stick the movie parts.

A spool.

The movie checker winds the film arond the spool sticking the parts together.

On the film leader of the first part, she writes the name of the movie, its format, the number of parts and the copy number.

Winding the first parts of the movie.

Then, she cuts off its final leader.

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2 Responses to “Working At A Movie Theater”

  1. Douglas says:

    Impossible for that dropped print to be repaired in 20 minutes; impossible.

  2. Osip says:

    Handling of the films with the bare hands? Oh my!

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