There are roughly 4,000 abandoned petrol stations in the UK. What to do with them? This issue has inspired a collective of young artists, designers and architects from London to create Cineroleum.
Every night during the summer, the curtain is let down around a derelict petrol station on Clerkenwell Rd and it becomes a temporary cinema.
The whole thing is built entirely from donated and found materials, but rather than being indicative of recycling, it is intended to recreate the exciting big-screen experience of yore, with popcorn, paper tickets and flip-down seats, and a great big neon sign on the roof – in case someone still mistakes it for a petrol pump.
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