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.
END NOTES TO EDITORS:
To arrange interviews contact; Paul O’Connor 07973 298359
Photographs available : thesolcinema.org/press
Sol Cinema- When solar goes mainstream
Sol Cinema is listed in a Chinese newspaper amongst the 'most unique cinema in the world'.
Sol Cinema坐落在英国的南威尔士，以 世界上最小的太阳能电影院而自豪。不得不说，这实际上可能是世界上最独特的电影院。
솔 시네마Sol Cinema는 세상에서 가장 작은 영화관으로 유명하다. 2009년 영국의 조 퍼롱이 아티스트 듀오 아미 마스든 & 베스 마스든, 영화 제작자 폴 오코너의 도움을 받아 45년 된 낡은 캐러밴을 ‘움직이는 영화관’으로 개조한 것. 성인 8~10명가량을 수용할 수 있는 작은 공간이지만, “Turning The Sun into Fun”이라는 모토에 걸맞게 완벽히 태양 에너지에 의해 구동되는 것이 특징이다. 2개의 120와트 태양 전지 패널이 리튬 배터리를 수시로 충전시키기 때문에 어떤 궂은 날씨에도 전력 공급에 문제가 생기는 일은 없다고. 각종 지역 축제며 이벤트에 특히 많이 활용되는데, 9월에도 모어캠브 지역의 빈티지 바이 더 시 페스티벌, 헤이스팅스의 빅 해피 선데이, 레드카 킬크리섬의 페스티벌 오브 스리프트 등에서 만나볼 수 있다.
Bosnia has discovered Sol Cinema
Sol Cinema je poznato po tome što je najmanje kino na svijetu koje pokreće solarna energija. Iako se ne može pohvaliti uobičajenim stilom s A-lista, ljubitelji filmova dočekuju se na crvenom tepihu, na usluzi je osoblje i fino pečene kokice.