Whole week I had been delving into Internet memory archives of the mobile cinemas history. I have ventured to suggest that it is the first exhibition before the public of such studying object. I left more than thirty markers on the world map. Apparently, it is a tip of the iceberg.
Special thanks to Martina and Karsten from film group «Chaos» (Kiel, Germany), who inspired me to do this review.
The complete cinema service for all communities in Ireland. Ireland’s Mobile Cinema
Thus, there are few types of mobile (pop-up) cinemas in the world. The first is excellent equipment venues on the wheels. The high-priced cars are used as cinema hall primarily. The movies are screened inside. As usual, this projects are lotted upon financial viability. But it is not exclude romantic projects like Vintage Mobile Cinema.
The Vintage Mobile Cinema is a unique slice of cinema and automotive history. This was one of seven units custom built for the British government in the late 1960s, used at the time to promote British industry.
The second is the smallest in the world movie theaters on the wheels. A minibus or a trailer is refitted to a dwarf 8-seats hall for screenings inside. Everything I find were wondering.
The Sol Cinema has been lavished with pride and style. A solar generator is used to store renewable energy from the Sun.
________________________________________________________________The charming Puck Cinema Caravana ________________________________________________________________________________
The next way is usage of pop-up cinemas potentials for urban atmosphere design. “A wall is a screen” can be striking example in Hamburg.________________________________________________________________________________ The project »A Wall is a Screen« takes advantage of the »nightly downtime« in the vitality of the down town area… Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema strive to be collaborative, site sensitive, and open to a diverse range of participants. ________________________________________________________________________________
London can be rightfully considered the capital of pop-up, open-air cinema screenings. A widely range of artistic approaches to the locations and conceptualization is scatterly presented. It is ranging from cinema-boat floating along the channel to the screenings on the roof, cemetery and secret places. Even underground can be turned to movie theater. So we can distinguish self-directed way that is the extent of one city.
Photographs: timeout.com ________________________________________________________________________________
The Mobile Cinema can be viable method of educational activities. It is subject to the Third World countries, slums or out of way, remote communities.________________________________________________________________________________ FilmAid offers marginalized communities a voice on the issues that affect them, allowing for self-advocacy and self-determination. The programs offer hope through the simple joy of the movies and the creative outlet of self-expression. The Mobile Cinema Foundation strongly believes that film has the power to generate awareness, stimulate debate and initiate change in people and societies . ________________________________________________________________________________
And last but not least kind of the mobile cinema that has the main goal of travelling. I can represent and warrant that Vagrant Film Club is following this way. But I would present a nice guys from Moviemento! They look like real nomads who visited numerous places, folks, tribes and terrains. If you is a filmmaker, don’t keep calm and submit your film immediately!________________________________________________________________________________ Moviemiento — Short Films on the Road is based on a simple and unique idea: a moving short film festival that travels throughout Europe and the world. ________________________________________________________________________________
I guess, that it is the time to end as for types and forms of travelling mobile (pop-up) cinema. Please, check the map may be amazing cinema van is sticking around.
P.S. The projectionist Elisonguo Kiwia likes movies. And he dreams of a good film ministry in his home country Tanzania. Everybody thinks he is crazy, because Kiwia’s only interest is to go out to the countryside and show films — for free! He not only feels like an projectionist. He really wants to reach his audience.
__________________________________Aliaksandr Martyniuk, The Vagrant Film Club Baron