renowned Jagadamba Theatre on the Eastern coast of India has recently completed
its digital cinema conversion which included three new Harkness Spectal™ 240 3D screens.
in the month of October 1970, the cinema was one of two 70mm theatres in the
State of Andhra Pradesh. The cinema featured a then state of the art 6-track
stereophonic sound system and the main auditorium named “Jagadamba” had an
unprecedented 70’x 30’ picture size.
until now, the cinema has kept pace with audio technology as it’s evolved however,
with the advent of digital projection everything has changed and the entire
projection setup has changed, from projector to screen so we have recently
embarked on a programme to totally upgrade our presentation equipment and give
our audience a state-of-the-art experience,” says Jagadish Lumbar Vegi,
Managing Director at the Jagadamba Theatre.
new equipment installed in the massive 1,200+ seater auditorium consists of
twin Barco 4K projectors and a 70’ x 30’ Harkness Spectral™
240 3D silver screen. This combination has wowed audiences with an experience
never before witnessed within this important cinema town.
the size of the screen and the steep curve of the frame there were a number of challenges
we faced while installing the screen,” says Jagadish. “However, with proper installation
guidance supplied to us from Harkness, we were able to install the screen
without a blemish. The result is amazing and 3D presentation in particular with
the new screen is stunning. We are
extremely satisfied and are happy that we took the decision to install Harkness
Spectral™ 240 3D screens.”
with changing the screen in this flagship auditorium, the theatre has also
upgraded both of its other two smaller auditoria changing the screens to the
240 3D screens.
delighted that the Jagadamba Theatre chose Harkness to provide the screens as
part of its digital cinema upgrade. It
says a lot about the quality of our Spectral™
surfaces when a prestigious venue such as this turns to us,” says Sriram
Sistla, Sales Director – India at Harkness Screens.
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.
Spectral™ 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