The Uniquely Unusual Archipelago Cinema, Thailand

Have you ever been to the cinema while also floating on a raft in the middle of the sea? This is the unique experience that Thailand’s Archipelago Cinema offers.

The bizarre movie theater was designed by the architect Ole Scheeren. He thought up the cinema for the “Film On The Rocks Yao Noi Festival” in Thailand.

“When I saw the beauty of the Nai Pi Lae lagoon, I thought it would be amazing if the audience would float on the ocean while watching movies,” he said of his creation.

Scheeren was not wrong. With a team at hand, he built a huge floating device from recycled wood and mosquito nets. The audience sit on bean bags and watch the cinema screen with the sea and the jungle as the movie’s backdrop.

The cinema is located in the middle of a lagoon in the Strait of Malacca. The audience float and rock gently on the driftwood. If cinema provides the chance for the viewer to escape their reality, the Archipelago Cinema takes escapism to the next level.