pro·​jec·​tion·​ist | \ prə-ˈjek-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce projectionist (audio) \

Definition of projectionist

: one that makes projections: such as
b : a person who operates a motion-picture projector or television equipment

Examples of projectionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Habibullah Habib, 61, a film projectionist who helped hide the films decades ago, said of that day. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, "The Taliban decimated Afghanistan’s film industry. This is what survived.," 27 Aug. 2019 Need more proof that the Sidewalk Cinema is well underway? Postings for several job openings recently have appeared on the Sidewalk Facebook page, including calls for concessions workers, bartenders, box office staffers and a digital projectionist. Mary Colurso |,, "It’s crunch time for Sidewalk Film Festival and new cinema at Pizitz," 11 July 2019 The popcorn guy or movie projectionist would have to have collected them. Phillip Valys,, "Reel art: Giant movie poster exhibit opening in West Palm Beach," 9 July 2019 The projectionist was losing a bout with the two antiquated projectors used to show the film’s 10 full reels. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "Sick of Hollywood Action Movies? Warhol’s Epic Is an 8-Hour Shot of the Empire State Building," 10 Jan. 2019 And so the projectionist room at the Texas Theatre is build with fire suppression in mind. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "There Are Secrets in the Texas Theatre," 25 May 2018 Overall, personal care and service work — including movie projectionists, ticket takers, child care workers and undertakers — is the second-lowest paying field in the state, with an average salary of $31,180 per year. Rebecca Lurye,, "Connecticut's 10 Lowest-Paying Jobs May Surprise You," 2 May 2018 Parents were yelling at the projectionist to stop, covering their kids’ eyes and ears. Joe Dziemianowicz, ajc, "Families shocked by horror-movie trailer before ‘Peter Rabbit’," 29 Apr. 2018 Staring at pictures of the Hollywood stars that lined the booth, the projectionist let his imagination run wild, imitating the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Wallace Beery and yes, Laurel & Hardy. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Chuck McCann, Comic Actor and Popular Kids TV Host, Dies at 83," 9 Apr. 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of projectionist

: a person who operates a machine (called a projector) that shows movies on a screen in a theater

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