Open Air Cinema's Revolutionary Bicycle Cinema Systems
At Open Air Cinema, we're always striving to make a positive difference in the world through screening powerful films on outr outdoor theater systems. In January of this year the founder and owner of Open Air Cinema, Stuart Farmer, travelled to Kiev, Ukraine to fulfill an invitation to screen the Oscar nominated documentary The Square in the Maidan - the main protest square where revolutionary events changed the course of Ukraine's history. Although the main screening (see the video of the event below...) took place on an Open Air Cinema inflatable screen, it quickly became clear that another method was needed to help spread the messages of protest through outdoor cinema. В It was out of this need that the bicycle cinema system was first developed - an outdoor theater entirely powered by the pedal strokes the audience.
Since the initial bicycle cinema system was utilized in Kiev, we've continued to develop it in advance of releasing it as an official Open Air Cinema product. В In the coming weeks we'll be posting updates about the development of bicycle cinema here on the official OAC blog. After the initial screenings in Ukraine, we established an event production team based in Kiev and outfitted them with several bicycle cinema systems as well as an inflatable movie screen and complete system. Stuart is back in Kiev at the moment producing screenings with the team. We'll also be posting updates on their endeavors on a weekly basis.
For this first post, we asked one of our Research and Development team members, Sam, В who's been heading up the development of OAC's bicycle cinema, to introduce us to the concept. We started with the question - "what is bicycle cinema?".
More updates soon on the development of bicycle cinema and screenings in Kiev and around the Ukraine!.