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__There's nothing quite like seeing a movie on the big screen, and this is nothing like that.Meet the Sol Cinema in Wales, the world's smallest solar-powered cinema. Despite its diminutive appearance, and only seating eight people, bosses say the bizarre movie theatre still boasts a cinematic experience complete with an usherette and red carpet.
The Sun newspaper should really be in the bin after their terrible reporting of the Hillsborough disaster.
They like the Sol Cinema and wrote the following.,..
ONE of the world's smallest cinemas has gone green - using a giant solar panel to power its films. The tiny Sol Cinema in Wales is one of the world's smallest movie theatres and runs out of a caravan. It has an usherette, red carpet and can seat eight people.
Projectionist Paul O'Connor, said: "It's just like Dr Who's tardis really - people step inside and it takes them to another world. That's the power of film. "We are very keen on the movie-going experience, just because it's a tiny cinema doesn't mean you can't have the big screen treatment. "That's why we have a red carpet and an usherette to clip your tickets and show you to your seats. "It's just something that makes it a bit more memorable."
_ The Sol Cinema, built and run by Swansea arts charity Undercurrents, is competing against arts groups from across Britain in this year's Epic Awards.The awards are run by Voluntary Arts, the national development agency for arts participation.
Built in 2010, the Sol Cinema is a mini-movie house powered entirely by the sun.The converted 1960s caravan comes with a red carpet, and usherette.It has a full library of comedy, music videos and short films with various environmental themes.Accommodating eight adults, the tiny theatre has proved very popular at schools and events across Swansea and Wales.
In 2010 the cinema won the Network Wales award for best communications project and was a finalist in the Big Lottery Awards 2011.Cinema projectionist Paul O'Connor said: "We are excited at being a finalist for yet another award. The Sol Cinema is an entertaining and practical example of how we can be using renewable energy.
"We hope the public will vote for us by clicking the green thumbs up for the Epic Award."
An Epic Awards spokesman said the standard of this year's competition was very high, and there would also be a separate, people's choice award.To vote for the Sol Cinema, visit http://epicawards.co.uk/shortlist before 9am on January 16. SOLAR-POWERED cinema has been short-listed to win an award.