Louisville’s CineBus to make its debut at a new outdoor movie series

Roll out the red carpet for this movie theater on wheels.

Former ambulance redesigned with a laser type images on the side.

The CineBus is also available to the public for rentals.

Photo by Louisville Downtown Partnership

The Downtown Louisville Partnership has unveiled its Downtown CineBus, a decommissioned ambulance-turned-mobile-projection-studio.

The former ambulance — now designed to look like a VHS tape sleeve — was donated by Louisville Metro and retrofitted with software and equipment to project movies and be used for art and laser shows. The project was spearheaded by the 2021 Downtown Revitalization Team, coordinated by Louisville projection artist Ryan Daly, and made possible by donations from:

  • Owsley Brown II Family Foundation
  • Owsley Brown III Foundation
  • Brooke Brown Barzun Foundation
  • Sociable Weaver Foundation
A former ambulance redesigned to look like a VHS tape sleeve.

The CineBus’ retro movie design was created by Louisville artist Tiffany Woodard.

Photo by Louisville Downtown Partnership

The CineBus will make its debut on Friday, June 9 during the first night of the Downtown Drive-In outdoor movie series — a free, monthly event at Waterfront Park’s Brown-Forman Amphitheatre through October.

The first film shown will be “Shrek,” which will start at sundown. Ten20 Craft Brewery will also be there slinging snacks and beer for purchase.

See the Downtown Drive-In movie schedule.