6 Jan 2014

'Ministry of Technology' Mobile Cinema

Last Summer I came across Oliver Halls in Devon, who has restored a Mobile Cinema Van and is touring schools, communities and coastal areas showing historic footage of local News. The cinema seats about 20. The van is incredible - the front glass turret like something borrowed from a WW2 Flying Fortress Bomber. These Bedford vans were originally ordered by the UK's (Orwellian sounding) 'Ministry of Technology'. The vans toured factories to 'educate' workers on the wonders of new materials and industrial processes. There is a great article with a lot of information, on the ever great BLDGBLOG