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

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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 And imagine a team of four or five projectionists working to keep the presentation in sync. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Long Before Imax, the Curious Tale of Cinerama," 18 Jan. 2018 The second floor houses offices, two classrooms, and a projection booth designed by ace projectionist James Bond, with a 16-millimeter projector and a DCP (digital cinema package) system, the first in the organization's history. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Chicago Filmmakers and the Ridge Firehouse: A match made in heaven," 13 Sep. 2017 Jack is lucky to have a man who has brought a lifetime of sitting in theaters, shellacked by the beams of the projectionist’s light, and who has thought so deeply and eccentrically and opinionatedly and ultimately so brilliantly about him. Leslie Epstein, WSJ, "The House That Jack Built," 4 Aug. 2017

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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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