What Better Way To Watch Films Than This Floating Cinema In Paradise

The film itself is only part of the movie-going experience. There's also the smell of fresh popcorn, the hushed murmer of the crowd as the lights go down, the smell of the sea air, the gentle lapping of the waves — wait, what?

Architect Ole Scheeren built the auditorium-raft, dubbed the Archipelago Cinema, as part of Thailand's Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Festival, which ran earlier this month. The Cinema is designed after local lobster farms and constructed from recycled materials. And, at the end of the festival, the floating cinema was dismantled and donated to a local village.

"The thought of watching films here seemed surprising," Scheeren said on his site. "And the audience floating, hovering above the sea, somewhere in the middle of this incredible space of the lagoon, focused on the moving images across the water: a sense of temporality, randomness, almost like driftwood." [Buros-OS via Fast Co]

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    I'd rather a bar/ jumping boards then the ability to watch avatar

      Why not both? Having a drink while jumping off a board with Avatar playing in the background? Or you know... just a drink with a movie in the sea.

    I want to go to there........

    I can imagine the image is quite unstable if both the projector mounting and screen are on separate floating rafts. But hey you are there for the experience anyway.

    looks like its framework for projector and screen goes to the bottom of the lagoon, its just where the people sit is floating.

    Environmental activists wont like this....

    Unfortunately I know all to well that these kinds of man made islands get covered in seagull excrement and stink like you would not believe.

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