Harkness Screens, the world’s leading
manufacturer of cinema screens recently supplied its industry-leading Spectral™ 240 3D silver screen for the long-awaited London premiere of James Cameron’s
multi-Academy Award winning film, Titanic 3D held at the Royal Albert Hall.
“The 3D conversion of
Titanic was estimated to have taken over 60 weeks to produce and cost around
$18 million to make,” says Tony Dilley, International Sales Manager at Harkness
Screens. “With such an effort being made to convert one of Hollywood’s greatest
ever epics, it was important that its premiere in London left audiences
impressed. We were delighted to work
with Fox Studios, Andy Peat Associates, Lightstorm, Christie and RealD, not
only to supply the 21.1 x 9.0m SpectralTM 240 3D screen, but also to
provide support and advice on the installation of the screen and the projection
Spectral™ 240 3D silver screens are considered by cinema exhibitors and special
venue operators worldwide to be the optimum 3D projection surface for 3D systems
using polarised light.
240 is a high brightness silver screen that gives excellent performance with
“passive” 3D applications using polarised light such as RealD. It also performs
well under 2D conditions. The aluminium flake based coating applied to the
unique base material provides high gain characteristics, strong signal-to-noise
ratios, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature.