Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Solar movie theater

Happy New Year! It has been a long time since i updated my blog. Its not that i havent found any interesting articles to blog about, its just that i have been busy traveling a lot. Then came the holiday season, and then new years. Anyway, i'm back and this is my first blog for this year.

The holidays are always a big season for the movies everywhere in the world. The next time you decide to see a movie, you might see one of these parked around the corner from your house. The world's smallest solar powered movie theater.
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Artist Paul O’Connor and his colleagues at the British art collective Undercurrents built a tiny solar powered movie theater in a 1960s type travel trailer. The Sol Cinema is a mini, well actually i should say a micro, movie house powered entirely by free clean and green energy. It can seat 8 adults or 12 children comfortably, for an unique cinematic experience. Equipped with a full library of comedy, quirky, music videos and short films with inspiring environment themes. It might not be the best theater to watch Avatar or a Michael Bay's movie but Sol Cinema is an ideal solution for showing short videos within your community, small festivals, events or parties.
 Although the inside looks like a movie theater built for umpa lumpas and hobbits, Sol Cinema claims that it can actually fit 8 adults comfortably. Right now, its only available in the UK but we can expect it to pop up all over. I can imagine a movie theater on every street corner in the suburbia.

Here is a little video of what the people who built it had to say...

The official website provides additional photos as well as a list of tour dates and locations in the UK.