Cinemas around the world are faced with the challenge of recapturing the public’s imagination. In the UK, Sol Cinema takes a micro approach by showcasing local films in a converted 1960s caravan powered entirely by the sun (thanks Elliot). The micro movie house features an LED projector and two tiers of plush seating that can accommodate eight adults or 12 children. A dedicated usher sells tickets and a 120W solar panel and lithium batteries power the whole operation.
Part of a non-profit project, Sol Cinema is available to organisations that wish to showcase short films in the local community. After touring a number of music and arts festivals in the UK, the cinema is attracting plenty of attention, proving that an intimate, eco-friendly stage for local content is a winner.