Bike Your Way Through Drive at Kino Aero, March 21
With special movie screenings featuring live music or commentary, dog-friendly-screenings for pet owners, baby-friendly (but not kid-friendly) screenings for parents who don’t get many chances to go to the cinema, and “blind date” mystery movie fare, Prague’s Kino Aero is one of the Czech capital’s more innovative cinemas.
And one of Kino Aero’s more unusual events is their Cyklo Kino series, in which members of the audience are asked to get in a workout while they power up the projector that plays the movie.
During Aero’s Cyklo Kino series, a special stationary bicycle station with eight bikes created by local energy company Nano Energies is hooked up directly to the projector.
Members of the audience are invited to use the bikes to power up the projector in order to play the film. If enough members of the audiences don’t pedal up the stationary bikes, the projector won’t receive the required amount of energy to play the movie.
You don’t need to cycle during an entire two-hour film; swapping out and giving other guests a chance to get in some cardio is encouraged.
Past Cyclo Kino films have included favorites like The Big Lebowski. During Kino Aero’s birthday celebrations last month, cinemagoers used the bikes to power up a Tata Bojs concert.
This week, a special speed-themed film will be presented during the Cyklo Kino series: Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 neo-noir classic Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as a getaway driver who gets in too deep with the Los Angeles mafia.
As Gosling’s trendsettingly cool hero outmaneuvers police and underworld goons, audience members at Kino Aero in Prague will need to keep up the pace on stationary bikes for the film to play out.
Drive co-stars Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, and Ron Perlman.
Everyone who participates in powering up the movie will get a special mystery gift courtesy Kino Aero after the film.
More info about the Cyklo Kino series and future events can be found at Kino Aero’s official website.