Welcome to the home of the North Devon Movie Bus Archive Film Project.
The archive film project has now come to an end but the Vintage Mobile Cinema is still on the road, and continues to provide a wide variety of film screenings in North Devon and beyond, in collaboration with events around the country. You can also hire the mobile cinema for your own event.
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DVDs of the archive films screened on board the Movie Bus are now available from the Museum of North Devon and Barnstaple.
The bus is the only surviving one of a fleet of seven that were built by the Government to showcase modern British production techniques. Today, it has been carefully restored to its former glory. For more information on the history of the Movie Bus, see the Vintage Mobile Cinema website.
The Movie Bus Project was a collaboration between the Vintage Mobile Cinema, the Mueum of North Devon & Barnstaple, the North Devon Theatres Trust, the Bill Douglas Centre of Exeter University, the North Devon Festival, and the South West Film and TV Archive (SWFTA). It was funded by the UK Film Council’s Digital Film Archive Fund administered by South West Screen; the Museum, Libraries and Archives Partnership; and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Sustainable Development Fund. The project ran from March 2010 until March 2011, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Media and Innovation Awards.