Friday, May 22, 2015

Solar powered movie theatre heading to Glastonbury


The World's smallest solar powered movie theatre will be heading to  Glastonbury Festival on 24 – 28 June.

Sol Cinema is a unique mobile show which both entertains and demonstrates the power of renewable energy. Complete with usherettes, red carpet and popcorn, audiences are treated to a unique 8 minute movie experience.

Sol Cinema won a Digital Hero award last year for their best use of sustainable technology. At Glastonbury festival, the mini cinema will be screening a wide range of Independent shorts on environmental themes free of charge.

Sol cinema has been showing short films at events across the UK and Ireland since 2010, and is made from a reconditioned 1970s caravan with 80% recycled materials. A 120W solar panel is used to send the sun’s energy to a 300ah battery pack, keeping it constantly charged to run the cinema’s projector, sound system, lighting box and lap-tops.

Sol Cinema projectionist Paul O'Connor said
'The Sol Cinema is a perfect showcase for how technology can support sustainability and bring film to wider audiences.We are very exicted to be performing at Glastonbury festival and to bring a smile and spread the green message to the people'

World's Smallest Solar Powered Cinema
http://thesolcinema.org/

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