Sol Cinema projectionist wins Digital Hero sustainability award
The projectionist of a unique mobile cinema has won a award for his use of technology in a sustainable way. Paul O’Connor and his Sol Cinema won the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards for the sustainability category.
This award is for people using technology to make their environment a greener, more pleasant place to live or work. Based in the UK, the Sol Cinema accommodates just 8 adults for a unique cinematic experience. Complete with smartly dressed usherettes, popcorn and red carpet, the Sol Cinema is powered entirely by the Sun.
Paul O’Connor, the projectionist of the Sol Cinema said today
‘ What a wonderful achievement to win this award. I am delighted that Sol Cinema has been recognised for all the hard work and dedication we have put into creating an entertaining mobile show. We have toured all over the UK and performed for thousands of people. The Digital Hero awards will allow us to update our solar powered equipment and prepare the cinema for the next few years on the road.’
The TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, in association with Citizens Online was the UK’s first scheme recognising people who harness digital technology to bring about positive social change. Paul will receive his award at a ceremony in the House of Commons on October 28th. He now stands to win a further £5000 for best overall project. During the ceremony the Sol Cinema will be showcased to politicians and other key influencers in the world of technology.
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Photographs of Sol Cinema can be downloaded from this page http://www.thesolcinema.org/press.html
Sol Cinema- World's Smallest Solar Powered Cinema http://thesolcinema.org/