I'm no bigshot - but I do love wide movies!
The good-looking guy to your right is me, or actually it was me before middle age and baldness set in. Anyway I am a projectionist and cinema engineer, or actually I was before the demise of widescreen cinema, the rise of multiplexes and smallfilms of 35mm and less. By less meaning digital cinemas.
to my severe youth, I never did a Cinerama show before an audience. I
fondled and played with the remains of it though and spent more than 20
years of my life in various 70mm projection rooms, from Doctor Zjivago
to Alien 2 (if you only count the 70mm movies). Most time I've spent at
the "Draken" in Gothenburg, Sweden. A 742 seat 70mm and former Cinerama
theatre, so I've done thousands of 70mm shows in my day, which is a slight
compensation for not having worked the Cinerama. (I hope?)
the end of the big-screen era, 70mm were less and roadshows few. The image
shows a procectionist loading a reel of StarWars during Easter of 1977.
He seems fairly happy with smallfilms too - or maybe he is just drunk?