Odeon Technical

THE COMPLETE LINE-UP OF CHESTER ODEON CHIEF PROJECTIONISTS

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Chief Hall & Gordon

Above~ This 1940s picture features chief projectionist Ernest Hall with Gordon Potter, who became chief in 1968.  

Below~ Gordon is pictured standing in the same spot next to the Cinemation console 1971

Gordon Potter operation the Cinemation console odeon projection room 1971.CR

Above~ May 1971 Gordon Potter at the Cinemation console & at the side of the Cinemeccanica Victoria 8 projector.

 

BTH SUPA projectors seen here at the Odeon Chester. These were taken out in 1962 when Kalee 21s were installed.

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PROJECTION ROOM ODEON143 (1)Ernest Hall~ 
Chief Hall was the Odeon’s first chief projectionist. He maintained a staff of five/six projectionists. During the war years and after, his wife worked with him in projection and can be seen in this photograph. The projectionist standing with him is Gordon Potter, who took over as chief in 1968 when Ernest Hall retired

Past Chester Odeon projectionists~

RAY DAVIES

 

EDDIE ROWLANDS

STEPHEN WYNSTANLEY

Transferring from the Odeon Liverpool to Chester’s Odeon in 1977 was Senior Projectionist..Stephen Wynstanley. He was a very popular member of the team & stayed at the Odeon for several years before advancing as an electrical engineer.

 

Senior Projectionist~ Malcolm Leech

Senior Projectionist~ Sidney Brown

Senior Projectionist~ Stephen Wynstanley

Senior Projectionist~ Mark Jenkins

Senior Projectionist~ Simon Kelsey

Projectionist ~ Mervyn Howell Projectionist — later chief projectionist at Odeon Wrexham

Projectionist ~ Ray Davies

Projectionist ~ Doug Wilcox

Projectionist~ Terry Gregory

Projectionist~ Lee McClounnan

Projectionist~ Malcolm Oldfield

Projectionist ~ Bob Lee

Projectionist ~ Michael Smith

Projectionist~ Terry Underhill

Projectionist~ David Thomas

Projectionist~ Nick Jones

Projectionist~ Karl Morris

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