The 2013 Pedal Powered Moonlight Cinema
Film choice TBA!
Date and time: dusk on Friday the 22nd of february- mark it in your diary. As always, there will be loads of surprises and a fun, sustainable night out. An official Sustainable Living Festival event.
More details soon.
For more information about previous pedal cinemas, see below:
The 2012 Pedal Powered Moonlight Cinema
Lock in the 24th of February 2012 for a night of relaxed, sustainable fun at the Melbourne Girls' College 100% Carbon neutral, pedal powered cinema night!
Gates will open at 5pm and patrons are encouraged to pre-book a 10 minute timeslot to pedal their own energy for the event to run.
There will also be opportunities for patrons to 'pedal for a fair-trade, carbon neutral latte' and low carbon, vegetarian food will be available- or BYO food and drink for a relaxing night under the stars watching a film that didnt cost the earth to run.
Tickets: $10 adults / $6 concession (students/health care card holders/pensioners) Groups of 10 or more- $5 each
Kids under 10 are free!
Book a riding slot (free), 5pm - 10pm - email
Download promotion poster (pdf)
Please note: We have a full undercover wet weather backup, so please do not let poor weather forecasts prevent your bookings! All electricity will be pedal powered regardless of venue!
Riding sessions are booked in 10 minute intervals. Please arrive at the pedal generator station 5 minutes before your riding begins. To book a slot email Andrew Vance
Prizes will be awarded to the most watts generated.
Prizes generously donated by:
The Freedom Machine Prahran, IKEA Richmond and Ecoswitch
Form a team and pedal for honour and team prizes!
click here to view booking slots
Information about the 2011 event
Melbourne Girls out pedal fossilised giants to power movie
The world’s first zero carbon pedal powered moonlight cinema was a great success, 200 guests and over 2000watt hours generated from 100% renewable, pure green human-pedal power.
A huge thank you to our two cyclists who devoted so much energy that they spent a few short hours at the emergency department on the way home- now that's commitment to a cause!
Generous sponsorship from Sustainability Victoria, IKEA, Future Spark, the City of Yarra, Jasper Coffee, Cargo Bike, Velo cycles and Richmond Cyclery ensured that a fun and rewarding night was had by all. The coffee, hot chocolate and sugar supplied by local coffee company Jasper was 100% carbon neutral and fair trade, which linked perfectly to our theme of pedal power. The solar powered lights donated by IKEA and reusable coffee cups created a wonderful ambiance and ensured that no visitors left empty handed. As the event was an official Sustainable living festival event, we were able to give each guest a complimentary ethical consumer guide, which can be found at www.ethical.org.au.
Environment captains Melissa Arsov and Mim Di Napoli performed brilliantly in their MC role, kicking off the official proceedings by respectfully acknowledging the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land and reminded us of the way in which they lived sustainably.
Musical performers provided a nice relaxing balance to the highly competitive pedalling environment on the pedal generators, which was indeed necessary to ensure the mammoth 2 kilowatt hours of electricity was generated for the film projection (incidentally, does anyone know if one slightly compressed mammoth would provide enough fuel to power a 98 minute outdoor film?). Sisters Georgina and Isabel Stewart sang beautiful folk songs as the sun set over Melbourne's horizon and MGC Sustainability Collective founding member Peter Vadiveloo ably assisted by Rose, Ruby, Alexis and Victoria fired up the audience with some crowd favourites while telling some environmental home truths about how to cut our ecological footprints- which may have been why the Parents association BBQ sold out of Veggie burgers! At 8pm our Mayor, Cr Alison Clarke arrived in her electric / pedal hybrid bicycle and along with our sponsors took to the stage to introduce the film and officially launch the pedal generators!
A huge thank you to all the members of the MGC Sustainability Collective who have invested countless hours in this and other initiatives at the school; Special mention to Sam Green, Geoff Ball and Lindy Dadd who took the lead on this project. We should also acknowledge the effort of staff, parents and students who worked on putting the night together and especially the parents association, who cooked the wonderful BBQ. Finally, for keeping everyone awake and charged up enough to pedal more energy than one fossilised dinosaur could provide, our fabulous team of year 12 baristas: Cinzia Grimsdale, Esther Williams, Emily Sampson, Hannah Dickman, Lucy Marks, Georgina Stewart and Lizzie Spence.