HONOLULU, HAWAII, OCTOBER 14, 2010 — When Moving Image Technologies' Rydt Entertainment Systems Division faced the challenge of installing Hawaii's largest commercial movie screen, part of Consolidated Theatre's latest venture to attract more moviegoers, it turned to Harkness' Perlux® 220 3D screen (ShowEast Booth 518) for the solution.
Named “Titan Extreme Cinema” (“Titan XC”), this new big-screen concept treats guests to an enormous wall-to-wall movie screen, pristine, eye-popping 3D images, ground-breaking sound and brand new, first-class leather seating.
The Titan XC, which made its Hawaiian debut at the popular Ward Stadium 16 on Friday, June 18, 2010, to coincide with the release of Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 in 3D, has quickly established itself as Hawaii's premier cinema viewing experience. The auditorium offers a seating capacity of 500 and features a 66-foot wide Harkness Perlux® 220 screen.
“We chose the Harkness brand because we believe it is the best screen on the market,” says Jerry VandeRydt, president of the Rydt Entertainment Systems Division of Moving Image Technologies. “For this unique project, we selected Harkness' Perlux® 220 because we wanted the higher 2.2-gain screen. When dealing with such a large screen, you are always starved for light when running 3D. The 2.2-gain screen gives us the most reflectivity and, in turn, the most light output to utilize for a 3D situation.”
In addition to the selection and installation of the Perlux® 220, Rydt also designed the sound system and performed all of the installs of the speakers and equipment inside the theater.
VandeRydt and his team installed QSC amplifiers, JBL backstage speakers and surrounds and QSC subwoofers for a total of 18 surround speakers in the walls, 14 surround speakers in the ceiling and eight subwoofers.
All movies shown in Titan XC and on the Harkness Perlux® 220 will be presented digitally with a new, state-of-art NEC digital projection system, providing Titan moviegoers with striking, vivid images. Additionally, 3D blockbusters will be showcased using XpanD's 3D system, the first of its kind in Hawaii.
Harkness Perlux® screens are considered by leading cinema exhibitors worldwide to be the premier gain projection surfaces. The Perlux® line of screens provides a choice of gain characteristics, high contrast, bright pictures, generous viewing angles and excellent color temperature. The Perlux® 180 and 220 high gain screens are perfect companions for digital 3D systems that use non-polarized light, such as XpanD 3D and Dolby 3D.
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 the 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. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.