Not only does this solar-powered cinema have all the trimmings of a great movie theater — ticket booth, brick façade, Ionic columns, popcorn machine, fancy art deco signage —, it is itself remarkably trim:
The Sol Cinema was commissioned by media arts charity Undercurrents and designed and constructed by Jo Furlong in 2009 with support from Ami Marsden & Beth Marsden. Jo recycled a 1960s two-berth caravan to produce the Sol Cinema we see today. What makes it possible to operate such a compact cinema is our Lithium ion batteries. These are usually used in electric cars but they are ideal for our work. Our 120W solar panels receive Sunlight to charge our batteries ensuring that we always have power, whatever the weather.
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