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Sol Cinema: The World's Smallest Solar-Powered Mobile Movie Theater Sol Cinema: The World's Smallest Solar-Powered Mobile Movie Theater

Sol Cinema: The World's Smallest Solar-Powered Mobile Movie Theater

by Patrick James

January 5, 2011


While the food truck revolution might have ranked among the most (over)reported stories of 2010, the movie truck revolution is just beginning. Roughly two decades after the demise of the drive-in comes The Sol Cinema, a solar-powered mobile movie theater that seats eight adults and does so with vintage charm.

Photovoltaic panels collect energy from sunlight, which is stored in the cozy theater's lithium ion batteries. Inside, an LED projector plays mostly short films and music videos.

The Sol Cinema is a nonprofit organization that recently received funding from the art charity Undercurrents. It operates out of South Wales but can be hired to bring its theater anywhere in the world. Hire prices apparently include "cost of delivery of a cinema powered entirely by renewable energy, staff including an usherette, public liability insurance, Solar panel display, and a wide selection of short films."

Here's a BBC news piece on the project:

Via Laughing Squid

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