"It feels like a secret performance" Isaac Sherman, a projectionist at the Mission's Roxie Theater tells KQED. Their lovely video, shot by Claudia Escobar, takes us inside the projection booth at the Roxie where that secret performance takes place. Jim Lung and Linda Scobie are the other projectionists at the Roxie, and together, the trio that spans two generations are keeping the world of reel-to-reel film spinning.
The Roxie, the oldest of San Francisco's movie theaters, is now run as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Most recently, it received a three-year extension from its landlord the summer before last, so you can expect to not see Lung, Scobie, and Sherman making your movies happen at the Roxie for at least a couple of years to come.