BBC – Movies on the move in vintage mobile cinema in Devon
Movies on the move in vintage mobile cinema in Devon
By Laura Joint
Five years ago the Movie Bus was a rusty old heap, rotting away in a field – but just look at it now!
The vintage mobile cinema has been lovingly restored by its Devon owner, Ollie Halls, and has now taken to the roads in north Devon, showing archive films of the area.
It seems the perfect place to sit and watch historic footage.
The archive film project is run with the backing of groups including the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.
With lottery funding, the Movie Bus has secured the use of films stored by the South West Film and Television Archive.
Eight 20-minute films will be taken on a tour of towns and villages in north Devon during 2010.
Looks fun – great thing to do on the odd rainy afternoon. I’ll try to find a schedule for it. With luck it will park just near your North Devon cottage!