LAS VEGAS, MARCH 23, 2011 — As the worldwide motion picture theatre industry convenes in Las Vegas for the inaugural CinemaCon convention, Harkness Screens (Booth 904A), the world’s leading manufacturer of cinema screens, will be showcased at the gathering’s premier presentation venue, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
With a seating capacity of 4,082, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will feature a 71 ft. by 30 ft. Harkness Spectral™ 240 3D screen. Harkness’ Spectral™ 240 3D screen is considered by cinema exhibitors and special venue operators worldwide to be the optimum 3D projection surface for systems using polarised light.
“Harkness Screens is thrilled to be working with CinemaCon, the largest motion picture industry show worldwide, as the official provider of 3D silver screens,” says Andrew Robinson, managing director of Harkness Screens. “With Hollywood’s heavy hitters in attendance, we are excited that our screens will be showcased in the event’s presentation venue at The Colosseum.”
The Spectral™ 240 features a high extinction ratio and provides spectacular 3D images. The surface also supports 2D images and can be used successfully in auditoria where 2D and 3D are both shown. The intrinsically high gain (2.4) overcomes light losses in 3D systems.
As the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), CinemaCon will be the largest and most important annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world. Cinema exhibition professionals come to CinemaCon for exciting film screenings of major studio and independent feature films slated for summer release as well as product reel presentations, exciting special events with Hollywood’s hottest stars, educational seminars and to find the latest products, services and technologies available to the market.
CinemaCon is the largest annual convention for the motion picture industry.It is the only international gathering devoted exclusively to the movie business and the single largest international gathering of motion picture professionals and theatre owners in the world.
The inaugural CinemaCon will be held March 28 – March 31, 2011 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is expected to draw more than 6,000 industry professionals.
About Harkness Screens
Harkness Screens is the world’s leading manufacturer of large screens. Thousands of screens are supplied every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications. Founded in 1929, Harkness has just celebrated its 80th year in business and has screens in place in over 60 countries. With its corporate office located in Ireland, other offices and factories are located in UK, France, Beijing and Fredericksburg, VA. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide.