Cornerstone hosts Aberdeen's first ever bike powered pop up cinema

Cornerstone, a leading Scottish provider of support services to people with disabilities, has hosted Aberdeen’s first ever bike powered pop up cinema today.

Cornerstone’s pop up cinema, which took place at The Academy Shopping Centre used six stationery bikes to power a 2500lumen digital projector, screened the classic Oscar winning film Casablanca with the support of many cyclists who gave their time in aid of the charity.

The event marked the launch of the Cornerstone Challenge, a new Oscar themed fundraising event. Running from 1-30 September the Cornerstone Challenge invites participants to walk, cycle and run as many miles as they can to travel around to different Oscar themed destinations on a virtual map.

Vanessa Smith, Regional Corporate Relations & Fundraising Co-ordinator at Cornerstone explained “We thought a biked powered pop up cinema showing a famous Oscar winning film was the perfect way to launch the Cornerstone Challenge. The audience had to keep all six bicycles going for over 100 minutes, but everyone was happy to hop on and off the bikes. This really was an unique opportunity to see Casablanca as you’ve never seen it before, in Aberdeen’s first ever pedal powered pop up cinema. I hope many people in the local community take part in this year's Cornerstone Challenge and help to raise funds to support our work enabling the people we support to enjoy a valued life.”

Fore more information on the Cornerstone Challenge visit

Fore more information on the bike powered cinema visit

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