At proscreens we still have 35mm cinema projectors for hire. The 35mm projector was common in every cinema throughout the country for over a century. Now with the new Digital projection technology, 35mm projectors are a thing of the past. Here at Proscreens we still have a few that can run films or as props. All our old Cinema projectors have been used on a film shoot or a TV commercial. Maybe you have some 35mm film print that needs running or a film is not available on DCI digital Cinema Projectors only on 35mm? At Proscreens we have the capability to hire projectors with long-playing systems (Tower ) and Dolby Digital sound systems.
Cinema Projector Hire
At Proscreens we've had the pleasure of working with film companies and TV companies and cinemas using our 35mm machines and projectionist services. We can hire you the right vintage projector for your era or the right projector for the screen size required
We can offer a realm of vintage and modern cinema equipment from our “Aladdin's Cave” of stock accumulated over many years for use as props – all in full working order.
35mm Cinema Film Projector Hire
35mm (2.35 / 1.85 / 1.66 / 1.37:1)
e.g. Spools, Cans Splicers, Projectors, and old films
16mm – 35mm – 70mm
Screen with Front and Rear Projection.
35MM Projectors – 1k to 7k Xenon, supplied to any location.
16mm and 35mm portable projectors hire.
35mm portable projector hire
Video projection – 1k to 5k, supplied to and location.
35mm Cinema film projectors for hire
film projectors for hire film
35mm film projectors travels at 90 feet per minute, 24 frames (still pictures) per second (fps)
or, if you prefer, 1.5 ft per second
Each foot of film consists of 16 frames
Just over 1.022 miles of the film is projected per hour
This means that 1440 frames are shown every minute from a 35mm projector or 86400 frames per hour with a 35mm projector and tower or cake stand
35mm Cine Equipment hire
The period of time required to move one frame away from the aperture, and bring the next frame in is
During this period of movement, the light from the arc is cut off by the use of a revolving shutter
If the light was not cut off during this movement then you would observe streaking (ghosting) on the screen caused
by the pull-down movement being projected
The film is then stationary, and the light is allowed to shine through the film, and project onto
During this stationary time, the light is again cut off for another 1/96th second by a second blade
on the shutter
This uprates the flicker from 24 to 48 times a second (hertz)
The reason that the light is cut off twice is that if it was only cut 24 times per second there
would be a noticeable flicker on the screen
By cutting it off 48 times this flicker is not noticed, except on very, very bright scenes
This is why the shutter is often called ‘The Flicker Shutter'
The film frame is actually only projected onto the screen for 1/32nd of a second
For a more detailed explanation please click HERE
Return To Flicker Shutter Photograph
16mm projectors run at 24 fps, a speed of 36 feet per minute, or 40 frames per foot
To find the running time of the 16mm film projector divide the film length in feet by 36
This will give the minutes as a whole number and a decimal
Make a note of the whole number, and multiply the decimal by 60 to get seconds
Add this total to the whole number
The running time for 374ft of 16mm
374 divide by 36 = 10.388
0.388 X 60 = 2328
Running time = 10mins 23secs
Our vintage 35mm cinema projectors are used for props for film and TV sets. We have Cinema projectors from 1940. All the vintage projectors are in good working order and can run films