Cranes, scaffolding and towering pale building sides dot Malta’s landscape, and they soon become an unpleasant sight many people have to put up with on a daily basis. That is, unless you see them as the ultimate blank canvases.
Last night, one family in San Ġwann transformed a recently completed block of soulless construction in front of their house into something brimming with soul; an outdoor cinema!
Projecting Mamma Mia to properly bring out that summery vibe, the family’s evening screening attracted a couple of onlookers from all over the block.
“A lot of people were out to watch,” one resident told Lovin Malta. “People were out in their own balconies or roofs. It was such a strange but awesome community bonding!”
We were told that, following Mamma Mia, the family screened another film, a romcom starring Colin Firth, but they made sure to switch everything off by 11pm. “There was also no annoying or overly-loud sound to be heard, so they probably had their own sound close by,” we were told.
Props to these geniuses for turning a boring sight into an outdoor cinema, and kudos for their out-of-the-box community engagement idea!