Great Idea:Mobile Cinema in Madrid Entertains Spaniards Stuck in Quarantine

Spaniards stuck in coronavirus quarantine are getting some truly moving entertainment — a mobile cinema being driven around Madrid.

The “Cine de Balcón” initiative — meaning balcony cinema — sees four separate mobile movie set-ups parking outside apartment blocks and showing movies from Amazon Prime Video, according to TeleMadrid. The screenings start after the city stops to clap for emergency workers — then ends with hashtags supporting the ongoing lockdown, along with the message, “Gracias, Madrid.”

The city council/ Amazon initiative will tour at least 22 neighborhoods to “make confinement more bearable,” Madrid’s deputy mayor, Begoña Villacís, told TeleMadrid. Cool!