Photo booth graphic model at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

MTV Awards loses photobooth

Unexpected Strike and Virtual Format: MTV Movie & TV Awards 2023 Left Without a Photo Booth

MTV Awards 2023, picter The MTV Awards have lost their photo booth, red carpet, and photo shoot.

On May 7th, the 31st edition of the MTV Movie & TV Awards ceremony took place. However, this event will go down in history as the first ceremonial gathering that underwent a last-minute complete change of plans. 

The disruption of the MTV Awards ceremony was caused by a strike by the Writers Guild of America.

Due to the pickets of writers and their threats to hold a demonstration at Barker Hangar, the organizers refused to conduct it in the traditional format. The MTV Awards took place without a red carpet, photo booth, photo shoot, the audience in the hall, and live broadcast. 

In addition, in solidarity with the protesters, actress Drew Barrymore refused to attend the award ceremony. Many guests followed suit.

Due to the circumstances, Classic Photo Booth has canceled a photo booth installation at the MTV Awards in Barker Hangar, Santa Monica.

Magic of Moments: Barker Hangar – the Perfect Venue for Epic Events and Enchanting Photoshoots

The Barker Hangar before the awards ceremony.Anyone who has ever been to Barker Hangar knows that it is the perfect place for hosting various events. 

 The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Barker Hangar were scheduled to take place for the seventh time.

It’s no wonder, as its 35,000 square feet of space make it the largest and most versatile venue in Los Angeles for a wide range of events, from award ceremonies to film shoots and television productions.

Classic Photo Booth has already collaborated with Barker Hangar, and the partnership has been top-notch. The company provided its photo machines for the events, including the recent Snap Partner Summit – 2023. Even at the summit, which brought together representatives of the world’s leading IT companies, participants enjoyed using a vintage photo booth.

It is a pity that the MTV Awards took place without a photo booth in which the participants of the event could capture themselves.

Triumph of the Series “The Last of Us”: Winners of the MTV Awards 2023

"Golden Popcorn" is a symbol of success and recognition in the world of the film industry.Despite all the organizational issues, viewers finally found out who became the winners of the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2023. And also who became the proud owners of the coveted “Golden Popcorn.”

You can find the list of all the nominations and winners on the official website MTV.  However, we would like to draw your attention to the series that received three prestigious awards.

You probably already guessed that we are talking about the first season of the series “The Last of Us.” This adaptation was named the Best Television Series.  Actor Pedro Pascal was honored with the “Best Hero” award. Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal received the award “Best Duo”.

“The Last of Us” is a post-apocalyptic series based on the video game of the same name. The story takes place in the year 2023. According to the writers, the series is about people who make difficult choices and reveal their true nature through them. 

Mystery solved with Classic Photo Booth

The Last of Us, photobooth in MallOne of the film’s thrilling and incredibly romantic moments is Ellie’s (Bella Ramsey) night out with her friend Riley (Storm Reid) at an abandoned mall. Incidentally, this scene was filmed at the Northland Village Mall in Calgary.

Riley shows Ellie five “wonders of the mall” that she has never seen before. One of these “miracles” is a photo booth.

The photo machine shown in the film caught the attention of Classic Photo Booth LLC specialists. They have over 30 years of experience with a variety of photo booth models, including classic and digital.

Classic Photo Booth LLC founder and expert Max Sverdlov believes the show’s photo booth is not vintage. At first glance, it may seem that this is a digital photo booth. However, most likely, what the viewers see is a combination of graphic design and staged scenes.

Probably, the filmmakers did not turn to specialists for advice. As a result, they left out some details that eventually became “movie bugs”.

Expert Classic Photo Booth detects inaccuracies in the film related to the photo booth

What did expert Max Sverdlov pay attention to?

Movie blooper with photo stripe.

  • Windows for issuing a photo strip.
    The photo booth is equipped with a window for issuing a photo strip, both horizontal and vertical.
    In other words, the photo booth from the film combines both a classic photo booth and a digital photo booth. And this cannot be either.

Faded photo strip.

  • Poor quality photo strip.
    No photo booth prints photos of such quality. The use of such photos in the film remains unclear.
  • The size of the photo strip.
    In classic photo booths, the strip measures 1.5 x 8 inches, while in digital photo booths, it measures 2 x 6 inches. In the film, we see a strip of a classic photo booth.

To avoid similar mistakes in the future, TV series creators should look to Classic Photo Booth LLC. It is important that they understand how different models of photo booths work.

The Story Unfolds:
Classic Photo Booth Finds the Mastermind Behind the Photo Booth in “The Last of Us” Film

Project of a photo booth in a shopping center.Classic Photo Booth LLC sought out a graphic designer who created a photo booth model for The Last of Us. It turned out to be Spencer Smith

The editors got access to photo booth design options.

Of course, they are different from the actual photo machines that operate in Northland Village in Calgary.

The mall features Model 17C and Model 17 photo booths. They print color photographs.

Classic Photo Booth LLC: your reliable partner

Classic Photo Booth LLC is not just a company that rents out photo machines. This is a brand that, for almost 30 years of experience, has studied the operation of all existing models of photo booths.

The company provides its services on the East and West coasts. And also in the largest cities in America. Classic Photo Booth LLC is excited to partner with the film world.

If the creators of films or series have questions regarding the operation of photo machines of any model, please contact us. Call! We will advise you on all issues.


Ellie and Riley in the photo booth.
Bella Ramsey and Storm Reid are on the set of the film.
Storm Reed and Bella Ramsey on set at the Mall.
Storm Reed and Bella Ramsey “as zombies”.
Film heroines Ellie and Riley try on different looks in the photo booth.
Bella Ramsey and Storm Reed: Back to back.
The photo booth created by a graphic designer for the movie "The Last of Us".
The photo booth was created by a graphic designer for the movie “The Last of Us”.
Film frame: inside the photo booth.
Film frame: inside the photo booth.


Photo booth Model 17, Northland Village Mall
Photo booth Model 17, Northland Village Mall.
Northland Village Mall, photo booth Model 17C
Photo booth Model 17C, Northland Village Mall.