Miniscule Of Sound gave Sol Cinema a shout out on the Cerys Matthews show about Glastonbury.
Sol Cinema features in Valor Economico newspaper (Brazilian equivalent to the FT) about coping under the pandemic.
Sol Cinema was reported by the Mirror newspaper
We wanted to find a way to present short films which went beyond YouTube."We wanted to give an enjoyable experience to honour all the hard work and dedication which video makers put into creating their short videos.
"The Sol Cinema took a full year to build after one year of head-scratching and working our way through many designs.
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The vintage mobile cinema based in Swansea, complete with popcorn and usherettes has been hired to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of Wales’ best digital media company. Sol Cinema requested to be paid in Cryptocurrency rather than in regular Sterling. Luckily the director of Tantrwm productions was willing, and now both companies are excited by the possibilities of this new form of currency.
Belfast newspaper shows off the Sol Cinema
Sol Cinema is featured in the worst newspaper of all- the daily mail.
Sol Cinema is featured in The Mirror newspaper for the premiere of MADNESS film.
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In April 2021 Sol Cinema went to London.
As we prepared the Sol Cinema, ARRI cameras were unloaded and 650W lighting rigs were set up all around us. A 15 metre, bright red carpet was unrolled, and gold roped stands were sited in front of the doors of the Odeon, itself draped in plush red velvet. Masked up film crews busied themselves setting up a black tent around the Sol Cinema so they could film interviews with the band inside through our open window.
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Portugal loves Sol Cinema
10 salas de cinema fantásticas e que gostaríamos de visitarre or 10 fantastic cinemas that we would like to visit.
Esta é a sala de cinema mais divertida, cómica e criativa presente neste artigo. Já alguma vez se imaginou numa sala de cinema minúscula, com apenas oito lugares e que funciona com energia solar? O Sol Cinema, localizado no reino Unido, anda de cidade em cidade no interior do país a levar cinema a quem não o tem.
World’s smallest solar powered movie theatre
January 21 2021
Swansea's performers fear loss of another entire season following the announcement of Glastonbury cancellation.
The award-winning mobile film theatre, Sol Cinema is based in Swansea.
Following today’s announcement of the cancellation of Glastonbury festival due to COVID, the performers now fear that their entire work will be once again wiped out for another year.
Booked to perform at Glastonbury festival and many other events in 2020, the Sol Cinema had to lie dormant all year. Today's’s news is a terrible blow, and they now fear that their 2021 season will also be wiped out with a total loss of income.
The Sol Cinema marked it’s 10th anniversary this year, but no celebrations were to had due to COVID.
Since 2010, the diminutive cinema has entertained more than 80,000 people at music and film festivals or community events in Britain and the E.U
Co-founder and Sol Cinema projectionist Paul O’Connor stated;
‘Sol Cinema has performed in fields, factories, schools, city centres, on a farm and even in a Zoo. Being mobile, we can squeeze into the smallest spots and entertain with short films and our smartly dressed experienced street performers. COVID devastated all events and festivals last year, and now we have to be realistic and accept that 2021 will be the same. Brexit has also made it much more difficult to tour the EU for us. The increased paperwork and finance has resulted in not being able to tour European events too.’
The Sol Cinema has created from a 1972 caravan which was being used to house chickens on a small holding. Artist Jo Furlong added plush seating, LED lighting and a projector combined with surround sound to create the unique mobile venue. To boost its environmental credentials further the cinema is powered entirely by solar energy. Power is stored in a bank of Solar Panels from 120W panel.
The Sol Cinema won a Digital Hero award for best use of sustainable technology in 2014. It also won a Network Wales award for best communication project in 2010.
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To arrange interviews contact; Paul O’Connor 07973 298359
Photographs available : thesolcinema.org/press