Cycle-Powered Cinemas to Hit South Tyneside Parks
Families are invited to enjoy a pedal powered film screening at outdoor cinemas being set up in South Tyneside parks this weekend.
The interactive free outdoor cinemas use electricity generated entirely from the audience who pedal ordinary cycles provided and attached to specially adapted generators.
The screenings are taking place from 7pm, on:
Friday 23 September
Carr Ellison Park, Hebburn
Saturday 24 September
Cornthwaite Park, Whitburn
The Greatest Showman
Sunday 25 September
North Marine Park/Haven Point, South Shields
Councillor Ernest Gibson, Lead Member for Transport and Neighbourhoods, said: "These outdoor bicycle-powered cycle cinemas are a first for the region and we are incredibly excited to be able to stage them in South Tyneside.
"The interactive innovative film showing is completely powered by the cyclists.
"With sustainability and renewable technology high on the agenda, we hope that these unique events will help people think about the small things they can do to reduce their own carbon footprint, from saving energy to using more eco-friendly forms of transport.
"This is a brilliant opportunity for families to do something fun, fully immerse themselves in a great film under the stars and enjoy some exercise in our green spaces at the same time."
The cycle cinemas are being provided by Electric Pedals and are completely human powered and off the grid.
All screenings start from 7pm to 7.30pm, subject to light levels. Entry is free. No booking required.