NAPLES, FL - When Guillermo Younger, president of Cinema Equipment and Supplies, was given the task of designing the new luxury Silvespot Cinema in Naples, FL, he immediately turned to Harkness Screens for the projection surfaces.
Silverspot Cinema is the idea of third-generation Venezuelan cinema operator Gonzalo Ulivi and his cousin Ilio Ulivi who decided to bring their upscale boutique theatre concept to the United States.
"We have worked with Gonzalo and Ilio on many of their theatre installations in South America and we were happy to bring their elegant vision to life in the United States," says Younger. "Upscale cinemas require premium equipment and for us that projection surface comes from Harkness Screens."
Silverspot Cinema features 11 screening rooms, each designed to hold 100 patrons in plush, reserved seating and surround them with state-of-the-art sound and projection technology. The custom-made leather seats are larger than at other theaters, have more leg room and ample arm rest space.
Three of the screening rooms feature Harkness Perlux 220 screens designed for 3D presentations. The other eight screening rooms feature Harkness' Matt Plus white screens.
Harkness Perlux screens are considered by leading cinema exhibitors worldwide to be the premier gain projection surface. 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, which by nature of the 3D architecture have a lower light output when compared to traditional 2D projection systems.
Harkness Matt Plus screens are a flexible PVC-based material manufactured to a unique formulation and specification providing wide viewing angles, high contrast, bright pictures and excellent colour temperature.
"Harkness' quality, service and customer support has been and continues to be excellent," adds Younger. "We have a good relationship with Harkness and always know we are providing our customers with the best possible screen on the market."