Mobile cinemas have been travelling around the Loire Valley Center region for almost 40 years to meet audiences in rural areas.
They offer a current film programming in 46 municipalities - spread over 5 departments - representing almost 52,000 spectators in 2022.
This mobile tool is unique in France. It is an innovative and essential cultural public service financed mainly by Loire Valley Center Region and National Center for Cinema and Moving Image. This local cultural service is managed by Ciclic, the Centre's regional agency for books, images and digital culture.
Cinema closer to the territories
The mobile cinema is a 27T semi-trailer with a 14m length and a 4.40m height. Equipped with 2 extensions, the truck expands from 2.55m to 6.70m in width for a total surface area of 87 m².
It is composed of :
- A double-door entrance
Acting as a reception and box office, this double-door entrance also limits the amount of light entering into the movie theatre to ensure a true cinema experience.
- A projection room
Thanks to one of the extensions, its volume is increased and allows the projectionist to easily handle the technical equipment.
The air-conditioning and heating of this room provide comfort for the projectionist and protect the equipment.
As a real control tower, it allows the film to be shown, the sound and light ambiance to be managed, as well as the temperature and alarms to be controlled.
- A 100-seat cinema
It is equipped with real made in France cinema seats and a cinema screen also designed and produced in France.
Air-conditioned and heated, it is also equipped with a weatherproof floor to ensure the comfort of spectators in any season.
The cinema truck has an exterior lighting with LED strip to secure the perimeter around the mobile unit.
Receiving the public, this travelling cinema respects the current standards and has a tailboard to allow people with reduced mobility to access the cinema.
Official opening of the new mobile cinema
This new cinema truck was inaugurated on Saturday 1st October.
From 2pm onwards, young and old alike were able to discover this new mobile movie theatre thanks to a special cinema event organised by Ciclic, the Centre's regional agency for books, images and digital culture.
At the late afternoon, the mobile cinema was officially inaugurated in the presence of François Bonneau, President of Loire Valley Center Region, Julie Gayet, President of Ciclic, Delphine Benassy, Vice-President of Loire Valley Center Region responsible for Culture and Philippe Germain, Director General of Ciclic.
In the early evening, Julie Gayet - actress, director and producer - had carte blanche for the screening. The film De grandes espérances was shown as an exceptional preview after its selection at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival.