Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness is delighted to confirm that it has once again partnered with the Film Expo Group to provide its leading Clarus XC technology for the convention.
A permanent fixture at Cine Europe since 2014, Clarus XC technology will be utilised to showcase all 2D and 3D theatrical presentations during Cine Europe 2023.
“We’re delighted to once again partner with our colleagues at Harkness Screens to bring the best-in-class screen technology to our attendees. We know that the screens they provide help to deliver immersive experiences that leave our audiences wowed whilst also providing assurance to our studio partners that their content will be shown in the best possible way,” explains Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group.
The show’s auditorium inside the CCIB will feature a 26.35m x 7.5m Clarus XC 170 mini-perforated screen. Designed to work with all polarised 3D systems, Clarus XC 170 is regarded by exhibitors throughout Europe and across the world as the screen of choice for laser projection due to its speckle reduction properties that help to deliver perfect images. Its unique coating technology creates ultra-wide viewing angles and a visibly whiter finish under projected light than traditional 3D screens creating richer colours, maintaining contrast and delivering a sharper picture. Harkness’ unique mini-perforation pattern is designed to support the use of 4K projection and will assist in the CCIB projection delivering images clear of moiré.
Custom made for Cine Europe at Harkness’ leading screen manufacturing facility in Amilly, France, the screens supplied to the show showcase a number of built-in technologies that enable Harkness’ screen to deliver improvements to the environmental impact of screens. Since 2017, 100% of Harkness coated cinema screen technologies have been produced using water-based coatings, a move that has enabled Harkness to remove a significant proportion of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from production and in turn pollutants from the atmosphere whilst ensuring Harkness’ surfaces including Clarus XC technology are the industry gold standard for fire safety when tested against BS EN 13501-1 and NFPA 701.
“We’re delighted to continue our long association with the biggest and best movie convention in Europe providing our Clarus XC technology to such an incredible venue,” explains Eric Martin, General Manager at Harkness Screens’ French Manufacturing facility (Demospec). “Our team value the partnership with the Film Expo Group and it is an honour to be able to support our colleagues in distribution to showcase what promises to be an amazing slate that will undoubtedly help the industry continue its strong recovery. We are also delighted to be able to utilise our proximity to the European market through our global manufacturing network to provide our screens to CineEurope with the lowest possible carbon footprint saving as much as 75% of CO2e emissions associated with transportation and logistics versus screens sourced outside of Europe,” he concludes.
For further information on Clarus XC screens, visit www.harkness-screens.com/clarus-xc
About Harkness Screens
Harkness Screens™ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies for cinema and live events. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year helping provide outstanding presentation experiences to audiences around the world.
With global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux HiWhite, Clarus XC, Precision White, Nova and Spectral) along with an innovative range of presentation monitoring tools (Qalif), digital surveying services and suite of cinema design and specification apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.
Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China and combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.
CineEurope 2023 will take place 19-22 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. CineEurope is the longest-running and most successful European convention and trade show for major, regional, and independent cinema professionals. CineEurope will feature exclusive screenings and product presentations of upcoming films, sponsored networking events, timely and informative seminars, and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).