Can you think of a better way to enjoy a movie? The Film on the Rocks Festival in Thailand has really evolved the concept of movie enjoyment with this floating cinema. Designed by German architect Ole Scheeren, this film viewing paradise took place in a beautiful lagoon in the Thai province of Phuket. Even if there was no screen, this would still be pretty cool!
The screen hovered above the clear blue waters in front of two picturesque rocks, while the audience watched from an auditorium raft. The Archipelago Cinema was set up temporarily for the film festival, which showed from March 9th-13th, 2012. In describing the experience created, Sheeren called it, “A landscape of pieces playfully joined together. A sense of temporality, randomness. Almost like drift wood.” And this is only the beginning for Film on the Rocks. The film festival company aims to bring a new sense of connection to film viewing in the years to come; one that merges the beauty of the natural world, with those that are there to enjoy it. It will be hosting residencies each year at the breathtaking Six Senses resort in Yao Noi. The designer explained the set as an assembly space, something that can be towed and re-used, so hopefully we’ll be seeing more of them around.
Will this setup be the future version of a drive in theater? We would love to know what you think in the comments below.
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