Project Spotlight: Sol Cinema – Art Car Bootique


Sol Cinema at Art Car Bootique is an Audience Development project

The world’s smallest solar movie theatre!

We worked with Sol Cinema to bring a unique mobile cinema experience (in a vintage caravan) to audiences at Chapter’s Art Car Bootique on Sunday 29th May, 2016.

There was something for everyone in this day-long programme of Welsh-made short films – including work from Oscar-nominated and BAFTA award-winning filmmakers.

Some of the film highlights included;

You can read the full programme in our Film section.


Revolution 17: The world’s smallest solar movie theatre returns to Art Car Bootique!

On Sunday 28th May 2017, we again teamed with Sol Cinema to bring the revolution to Chapter’s Art Bootique! A programme of short films was screened as part of R17 – an arts season celebrating the Russian Revolution centenary. Replicating a true cinematic experience, audience members were treated to promos and a trailer ahead of one of the following short films.

Using revolution as inspiration, this series of shorts explores the different ways we can politically, socially and culturally stand up for what we believe in. Film topics included tackling racism, preserving nature and finding true happiness.

The film programme included:

  • Akala – Find No Enemy
  • Wild Horses of Newbury
  • Reclaim the Power
  • Yarlswood
  • Be The Change

You can read the full programme in our Film section

Audience Feedback

The feedback from audiences on the day was overwhelming positive. The average rating for the films was 4.6/5 and over 78% of audience members said it was likely they would attend another screening.

When asked to describe their experience in a few words, here is what audiences said:

“Bespoke, informative, eye-opening!”

“Interesting, thought-provoking, profound”

“It was exciting and the movie itself was very insightful”

“Superb little cinema and great fun”

“Inspirational, informative, interesting”

“Unique, powerful, thought-provoking”

“Different, sudden, worthwhile”

Sol Cinema –

Art Car