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Travelling cinema uses pedal power to help put on movies in Yucatan

A travelling cinema company is asking viewers to contribute to their screenings not by buying a ticket but by pedalling.

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Image by Cine Móvil Toto Facebook

Cine Móvil Toto, currently taking its environmentally friendly show on the road in Yucatán, uses solar panels and bike generators that customers pedal to keep the electricity flowing and the movies showing. The group tries to visit towns without their own cinema and sometimes without their own electricity, and encourages children to jump on one of the four bike generators. Movies are generally Mexican classics and by the end of the tour audiences will have been treated to around 90 screenings.

Read more: mexiconewsdaily.com