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« on: September 20, 2010, 04:34:59 AM »

Hi,
This was posted on the 35mm collectors forums U.S.A.

I think you will appreciate this...

http://www.cinemobile.net/
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 04:37:44 AM »

This was posted by John Hazelton ( on www.35mmforum.com)
Xenon.


Someone just forwarded these links to me. What a cool idea!

http://www.vintagemobilecinema.co.uk/

"This was one of seven units custom built for the British government in the late 1960's, used at the time to promote British industry. Sadly it looks like all other six have disappeared forever, leaving us with the only example of a quite stunning piece of British transport heritage."

"The 22 seat movie theatre is in the sound treated, fully upholstered and climate controlled rear of the vehicle, with carefully tiered seating to ensure everyone gets maximum viewing pleasure."

More info here

http://www.moviebus.org.uk/

and here:

http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/vinta...ile-cinema.html

It's too bad they've converted it to run home video, though, using basic home theater equipment. From the photos, it looks like the original projection booth was in the curved windowed area above the cab, with lamphouse exhaust out the top. You can see the port windows for the projector and operator in the wall, but there's no projector there any more.

I guess they'd built it that way so people outside could see the projectionist operate the projector, while those inside could watch the film.

Is anyone here old enough to have seen one of these mobile cinemas in their original incarnation?

 
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 05:55:52 AM »

This fits in very well within this thread!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTpKlP9vbwA&feature=player_embedded

What a wonderful initiative and probably a gift from heaven for this couple!   Grin Grin
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