Harkness installs 8 screens in TOHO cinemas, Sendai, Japan

(June 10, 2016) – Harkness Screens™, the world’s leading manufacturer of large projection screens, has successfully installed 8 screens at TOHO Cinemas, – one of Japan’s leading film, theatre production, and distribution company located at Sendai, Japan. The soon to be opened multiplex has 9 screens available of which 8 TCX screens including its flagship Clarus XC have been installed by Harkness Screens alone.

Considered to be a revolutionary offering by Harkness Screens, the Clarus XC is known to maintain greater uniformity of light and improve colour thereby enhancing the overall projection, cinema presentation and experience. This silver screen is known to have a smoother surface finish and deeper visual perspective for 3D content.

Last year, we installed Clarus 1.7 in our theatre for the first time. The new Clarus Screen was well received by our customers, providing us with excellent image quality for our TCX Screen at TOHO Cinemas, Umeda, and leading to our decision to install another Clarus Screen at our new theatre, TOHO Cinemas Sendai.” says Mr. Shunichi Kobayashi, Development and Construction Director, TOHO Cinemas Ltd.

Adding to this, Preetham Daniel, Senior Vice President – Asia said, “The current installation has been one of the many in the recent past in Japan and each one of them has been rewarding. Clarus is recognized for its superior quality and standards. It works exceptionally well on Premium Large Formats and flagship Gold Class Auditoriums considering its unique feature of light uniformity. Owing to its performance, there has been an increase in demand for the Clarus screen.

The installation of the screens had been undertaken by Xebex Inc, a part of Ushio group. Cinema enthusiasts can enjoy the Clarus, IMAX and Dolby Atoms experience along with the luxury seating facility available at TOHO Cinemas, Sendai.

About Harkness Screens™

Harkness Screens™ is the world's largest manufacturer of projection screen surfaces, specialising in the design and production of cinema screens and custom screens of virtually any shape and size. Harkness Screens is the world leader in cinema with screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

Founded in 1929, Harkness’ corporate office is located in Ireland with other offices and factories located in the USA, UK, France and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide.

About TOHO

TOHO Cinemas, a subsidiary of TOHO, Asia’s leading film, theatre production and distribution company, is one of the largest cinema chains in Japan, and among the most recognized brands throughout Asia. It operates more than 626 screens in 67 cinemas including five jointly operated cinemas with 56 screens.

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