Last weekend folks in Paris got to be among the first to try out a new concept. A floating cinema was put along the Seine River and it seems to have gone swimmingly. So now, an Austrailian entertainment company has floated the idea here in the States.
So thinking out of the box and out of the theater about how to get entertainment while socially distancing, entertainment companies came up with the idea before COVID days, but now, the idea is gaining more traction.
Starting this September, the company Beyond Cinema will raise a screen outdoors near the water and then launch 12-24 mini boats, holding up to 8 people, allowing people to enjoy a movie in the big screen while safely practicing social distancing.
There will be about 5 cinemas, moving around the country through the monoth of September. On the 2nd, they can be seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Denver. Sept. 9, the boats will be sanitized and they will move to Miami, Orlando, Chicago St. Louis and Houston. Sept. 16th they’ll head on to New York City, Pittsburgh and Canadian cities, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. And lastly on Sept. 26 they can be seen in Austin, Colubus, Cincinnati and Austin.
The closest the floating cinema will be coming to us here in Acadiana will be in Houston Sept. 9.
Hopefully, if all goes well, we can see some of these become perminent fictures that might be available closer to home in the future.