How much does a vintage mobile cinema cost?
In the late 1960s, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Technology commissioned seven custom mobile theaters, built with a plexiglass bubble at the front and a Dr. Who-like interior complete with 26 seats. They toured the country as a promotional stunt until being sold off in 1974.
Most of them are destroyed but one, which was kept and restored. And it’s been touring around the country!
Restoring the rolling cinema took half a decade to complete. Not just a boring display, the bus has been retrofitted with a modern engine, brakes, transmission, and air ride suspension.
The film projector once housed in the stargazer dome over the driver has been upgraded to a modern unit, just like your local multiplex’s. For the audio- and video-philles, the projection kit is full HD, with 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound, complemented by soundproofing fitted to “limit external disturbances.”
Inside the stadium-style theater section, the original vinyl seats have been replaced with 26 refurbished low-back,1930s-era cloth movie seats.
There is also an unrestored trailer that was used for industrial demonstrations along with the mobile cinema.
The bus is famous in its own right, having toured the United Kingdom, starring alongside Melvyn Bragg in a 20-part BBC2 series, The Reel History of Britain, and an appearance onGeorge Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
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