Unique Floating Movie Theater in Thailand

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Located in the private island of Yao Noi in Andaman Sea, Thailand, a unique floating movie theater has been temporarily installed. Designed by architect Ole Scheeren in collaboration with the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation, the floating cinema is nestled in front of limestone protrusions of the Andaman.

Made out of rafts and called the Archipelago Cinema, the floating theater features a large screen that is hovering above the sea in front of the floating audience seating area. The Archipelago Cinemal was originally conceptualized to by avid film-goers who wanted to produce an extremely rare cinematic experience. As part of the new Thai film festival, Chomwan Weeraworawit, who is the owner of Six Senses Yao Noi along with its principal organizer, created the floating theater.

The space was used for four days for outdoor film screenings, scenic dinners and film discussions. There were also 101 workshops at the event and batik dying lessons by renowned designer Waris Ahluwalia.

To build the floating cinema, local fishermen’s rafts were tired together with wooden frames and rubber straps to create blocks that were subsequently covered with mosquito nets. The entire setup can be towed around, but all of the materials used will be returned back to the local community following the screening.

Source: Born Rich