I fell into a research hole on this one. The hardest part was deciding what to cut. The Supercompressor stuff is typically a 200-300 word bit, but my first draft had over 1000 words
In the late 1960s, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Technology commissioned seven custom mobile theaters, built with a plexiglass bubble at the front and a Dr. Who-like interior (it’s bigger on the inside) complete with 26 seats. They toured the country as a promotional stunt until being sold off in 1974, and over time they were all destroyed.
Well, all but this one. And now it’s for sale for £120,000 (roughly $182,000) at, you guessed it, eBay.
Restoring the rolling cinema took half a decade to complete, and for the past five years it’s been touring the British countryside showing film screenings at festivals, schools, and villages. Not just a boring display, the bus has been retrofitted with a modern engine, brakes, transmission, and air ride suspension.