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Ceredigion, Wales

Sol Cinema

The world's smallest movie theater runs on solar power -- an attraction in itself. 

Winner of the first place prize for best communication project in the Network Wales Awards, the Sol Cinema is the world’s smallest solar-powered movie theater.

Housed inside of a 1960s-era travel trailer, the cinema travels around the South Wales area, screening films with ecological themes to groups of eight at a time - that’s all the trailer can hold.

Built by artist Paul O’Connor and others at Undercurrents, a British art collective, Sol Cinema is powered entirely by the sun. The theater uses a small LED projector that is powered by lithium ion batteries, which are, in turn, powered by a solar panel on the outside of the trailer.

Because the batteries can store power, the theater runs day and night and is constantly visiting events, festivals, and other parties.

Know Before You Go

The theater is traveling around South Wales. Check the official website to see where it will be next.