Projection Room, Cinema Modern. Suceava, Romania October 2010.
I soon noticed the cinema in Suceava, its Soviet red lettering blaring out CINEMA MODERN CINEMA as it looked over a roundabout in the town centre (will post a photo from outside once I scan a huge pile of 120 film -another thing on the to do list).
I love the cinema and the magic of projection rooms is hugely appealing so when I saw workmen going inside I was quick to act on my nosy nature. The cinema, built in the 1950s, is being renovated but will keep its original exterior. However the projection room is being emptied to make room for new digital equipment. Looking again at Richard Nicholson’s 'Analog - Last One Out' series recently, about the death of the darkroom, triggered me to look back over these cinema photos.

Projection Room, Cinema Modern. Suceava, Romania October 2010.

I soon noticed the cinema in Suceava, its Soviet red lettering blaring out CINEMA MODERN CINEMA
as it looked over a roundabout in the town centre (will post a photo from outside once I scan a huge pile
of 120 film -another thing on the to do list).

I love the cinema and the magic of projection rooms is hugely appealing so when I saw workmen going
inside I was quick to act on my nosy nature. The cinema, built in the 1950s, is being renovated but will
keep its original exterior. However the projection room is being emptied to make room for new digital
equipment. Looking again at Richard Nicholson’s 'Analog - Last One Out' series recently, about the
death of the darkroom, triggered me to look back over these cinema photos.

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