I think that most things what we love now, we started to do like a kids. Most of my addictions started this way. I grew up in classic old cinema where was my granny working and she still is till now.
I spend lot of time with cutting the tickets, selling tickets, but most of the time I spent upstairs in a small room where all the cinema magic was happening. Every time when huge green box with new movie came I felt like Christmas are here, opening huge box with surprise, I loved that feeling.
In this small room, was two huge machines, projectors, which kind a hard to operate. One movie at that time was made by 2-4 big film strips, which you need to change during the movie. You put in machine first film, you need to put there every thing right on direct place and than push huge button. This huge projector started to work and movie was playing and operator prepared another part of the film in to second machine.
Operator must watch the movie because he was waiting for big black dot in the right corner in the movie, everyones saw that, just no one knew what that meant. So when this black big dot appeared operator switched on second projector and they synchronised and than first machine slowly stopped and second one was playing her part of the movie. It was amazing I spent a lot of time to watch different type of movies just waiting the for that black dot and at first just because I wanted to push that huge button.
There was another amazing stuff, because sometimes happened that projector cut the film, than we really fast put there another film, we found the same time of the movie and than play it for people, that was why always came 4 wheels of film. 1st part and second part of the movie and than copies of both parts and it was because of this. When this happened than came the fun part. We had machine for repairing films, it was working really easily because I was around 4 – 5 years old and I was able to repair that, it was just glueing it together and than press it trough that special machine. But for me it was whole world there and the main fun 😀
When I was getting older I started to watch that movies from that small room, before I was small and I didn’t understand them, I was just waiting for that white dot and for pushing the button, but than I grew older and I realized that I saw so many films during my childhood.
When I grew older, stuff changed, I didn’t spent so much time with my granny J.S. anymore and during time even that classic old cinema changed. Now they use blue ray dvd’s and all that fun is lost.
I was’t in that small room where I spent my childhood from that time and I can but I don’t wanna go there anymore, I don’t wanna loose that nice memories about huge projectors and about that old classic stuff.
So for me till now, even that cinemas are now super modern, I still dream about that small room where all the cinema magic happened on that huge projectors and every time I go to whatever cinema in the world I am back in my childhood and I totally enjoy watching movies in cinema.
One another thing from my incredible childhood. <3