London’s ‘Floating Cinemas’, because a theater on mainland is too mainstream

by Gareth Mankoo

Pioneered by Duncan Morris Architects and UP Projects, a British arts organization, the ‘Floating Cinemas’ have surfaced to bring most of London to the movies. The cinemas will move along the waterways of East London and will move across on a converted barge that happens to be the cinema screen. It will grace the waters till the end of September (why do good things not last forever?). The barge is powered by a hybrid engine that runs on biofuel. The current entertainment and programs offered include movies, talks, canal tours and workshops. The films are projected from within the cubic cabin structure onto an exterior fixed surface, thus allowing more folk to indulge in the joys of cinema. To top it all, there’s a Floating Cinema website that allows users to watch live streams of numerous events.


A more exotic variant of the same can be found at the Archipelago Cinema, located off the coast of Yao Noi, Thailand. Visually, the idea sounds appealing, but the sound will surely drive unwilling folks senile.

floatingcinema-0

floatingcinema-4

floatingcinema-5

floatingcinema-7

floatingcinema-9

floatingcinema-14

floatingcinema-15

[Via – Gizmag]

Leave a comment