Cinema under the stars

Monday, 30 July, 2018 - 16:00
Open air cinema, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge July 2018

On Saturday 28 July the College hosted ‘Cinema on the Hill’, an evening of open-air cinema. Over 120 Fitzwilliam students, staff, and guests from neighbouring colleges gathered on The Grove Lawn to watch the 1984 classic Ghostbusters.

The event was organised by the MCR Committee, and while offering an enjoyable summer’s evening for the adventurous, it was also part of the MCR’s efforts to raise awareness on energy efficiency. The cinema was entirely human-powered, with power being supplied via seven bike generators, which the audience took turns pedalling on throughout the night to keep the film going until the end! 

The Master, Prof Nicola Padfield, who was there with her husband Christopher, said: "It felt somewhat surreal to be sitting on the lawn in College watching a pedal-powered Ghostbusters - but was all the more enjoyable for that. Congratulations to the MCR for a sell-out, enterprising and great fun evening.”

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