Press Release
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
302-656-6466 x7110
Wilmington, Del. - 29 October 2010 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces a FREE Documentary Film Screening and Book Signing by Middletown, DE native, Kendall Messick.   Messick's film and book titled The Projectionist focus on the life of Gordon Binckle, Everett Theatre's (Middletown, DE) projectionist of 33 years.  The film and book chronicle the life of Binckle who had a life-long fascination with the golden age of film. Binckle's passion for film is evidenced by his small-scale version of a grand movie palace that he built in his basement and called Shalimar.  As reported by The New York Times, Messick now has the Shalimar in storage awaiting renovations. Brinkle died in 2007 at the age of 92.  The Projectionist is published by Princeton Architectural Press.  Messick will be on hand to sell and sign copies of his book.  Press is invited to attend.

Gordon Binckle is The Projectionist

Sunday, November 7, 2010


2 - 3 pm
Introduction by Kendall Messick and film screening of The Projectionist

3 - 4 pm
The Projectionist
Book signing with Kendall Messick

To register, leave a message on our event hotline at 302.656.6466 x7100.

Visit the DCCA website.

Editorial Reviews of The Projectionist
Lens Scratch:

PBS NEWSHOUR: Conversation: Kendall Messick's Close-Up of 'The Projectionist'
"Gordon Brinkcle and his fabulous, miniature movie palace is the subject of Messick's new book of photographs called 'The Projectionist." - Jeffrey Brown (September 21, 2010)

The New York Times Antiques Section:
"[Kendall Messicks] new book covers Mr. Brinckle's 1920s childhood longings to own a theater and the decades of creating a gaudy, subterranean retreat." - Eve M. Kahn (September 17, 2010)

Docent-led Tours
To arrange docent-led tours for DCCA exhibitions, contact the Education Department at 302-656-6466 x7101.

About the DCCA
The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 20 - 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrates contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

DCCA gallery hours are:
10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Noon - 5 pm Wednesday and Sunday
Admission is FREE


The DCCA is wheelchair-accessible.  Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call in advance.

DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through individual contributions; membersʼ support; major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.


Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing and Communications
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-656-6466 x7110

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