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Cinema Lliure a la platja (Barcelona)

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Yesterday we visited this free outdoor cinema on the Barcelona beach. It was this summer’s last screening. Just before main feature, they showed Finnish short movie, Fasisti. It was very strange to watch movie on Barcelona beach with our own language! And what a coincidence!

Actually we did not even stay to see main movie because it had no subtitles and we were there just to see how this kind of beach movie consept would work. And again… it worked very well.

When we arrived, they were just setting the screen up.

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They used heavy sandbags to keep screen in place even if it would get windy.

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Screen was inflatable and as soon as the air went in, the screen came up.

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And we think it was great. Something similar to what Katusekino uses.

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Digital projector was huge. I did not get to see the brand or model. I noticed the tech guys had to change lamps to projector just when movie was supposed to start. Those things are not cheap I quess…

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Another technician with informative t-shirt 🙂

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Then the sunset came and movie was ready to begin…

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Only problem seemed to be bright streetlights that caused annoying glow to the screen. Other than that everything was ok. This was of course not as great as Sala Montjuïc but still more than good enough for free movie on the beach. There was no bar but in Barcelona, you can buy anything from the many “beach shops”. And many people had their own cava bottles and other picnic stuff with them.

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Organizing team was very relaxed. They did their job, drank some beer while doing it and seemed to have fun just as the audience. There were no peace officers or anything. This always amazes us Finns 🙂

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More information about Cinema Lliure a la platja:

Web page: http://www.cinemalliure.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cinemalliure

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Espoo Ciné: Antti Näyhä Interviewed

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I interviewed Espoo Ciné technological cordinator Antti Näyhä in August 2013. I asked him some questions regarding Espoo Ciné outdoor movies. Here is the whole discussion in written form. Translation from Finnish to English is done by me so all the misspelling and bad english is to be blamed on me, not Antti 🙂 Continue reading Espoo Ciné: Antti Näyhä Interviewed

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Helsinki Festival: Movie Picnic

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Earlier I listed all outdoor cinemas we would visit this summer. But it seems we have one more addition to the list. Our home country’s capital, Helsinki has it’s own festival and they will show four outdoor movies in four days (from 17. Aug to 20. Aug). More information: http://www.helsinginjuhlaviikot.fi/en/tapahtuma/movie-picnic/

See you there!

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Sala Montjuïc

Sala Montjuïc is a huge outdoor cinema in Barcelona, Spain. It is located at the Montjuïc hill, right next to Montjuïc Castle. We went there yesterday.

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The movie (Take Shelter) started at 22.15 but we arrived at 20:30 right when the gates opened. There was a warmup jazz band and one short movie before the main feature. We had not bought tickets in advance but it was no problem since the long ticket line moved really fast. Continue reading Sala Montjuïc

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