Brisbane's Shade Cinema
Laura Webster | On 05, Dec 2013
While Queensland has been denounced from being the â€˜Smart Stateâ€™, we will always be the â€˜Sunshine Stateâ€™.
Brisbanites love to get their fair share of vitamin D, but it is often to the detriment of their health.
To help combat health issues associated with Brisbaneâ€™s Summer sun, the Brisbane City Council is not only encouraging to slip, slop and slap, but has created a new and innovative way to have fun outdoors.
This comes in the form of a smartphone application, the Shade Cinema.
The free Shade Cinema app allows you to stream movies on an iPhone or Android device while accessing free Wi-Fi available in many Brisbaneâ€™s parks.
I know what youâ€™re thinking; free app, free wifi and free movies â€“ too good to be true!
Well yes, there is a catch.
Your free movie will only play if you are in the shade.
The app uses the smartphones in built light detectors to measure the phoneâ€™s exposure to the sun.
Move into the sun and your movie will pause, move back into the shade and it will resume. Simple.
Brisbaneâ€™s Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, explains that “The Shade Cinema event is another way we are building our reputation as a digital city while also inviting residents to enjoy our beautiful green parks in a healthy, sun-smart wayâ€.
The app launched in iconic New Farm Park in 2013 and can be used in 22 of Brisbaneâ€™s parks and public spaces.
A little contradictory, I know, but itâ€™s time to get out in Brisbaneâ€™s beautiful summer weather and watch a movie.