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Air Force Museum Theatre Flies in 3D With Severtson Screens

SēVision 3D GX projection screen touted as ‘largest screen in Southwest Ohio’

Severtson Screens Air Force Museum Theater in use. Image copyrighted by Mike Ullery.

DAYTON, OHIO—The Air Force Museum Theatre has installed a 60-foot x 80-foot Severtson Corp. SēVision 3D GX projection screen in its recently renovated 400-seat theater.

The installation, located in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, was part of an $800,000 audio and video digital conversion project for the theatre.

“The screen has a 2.4 gain on our cinema perforated material, which is the same coating we have used on thousands of large format cinema screens worldwide. The cutting-edge 250:1 signal to noise ratio of the SēVision 3D GX realizes the full potential of the 3D experience,” said Severtson Corp. Chief Operating Officer Kirk Severtson.

To complete the order, Severtson partnered with Franklin Designs, Inc. of Ridgeland, Miss., and D3D Cinema of Evanston, Ill.

Touted as “the largest screen in southwest Ohio,” the SēVision 3D GX is an integral part of the Air Force Museum Theatre’s new digital 3D system featuring dual Barco 4K projectors, Qube’s Xi integrated media blocks, MasterImage 3D polarizers and a QSC Audio 7.1 surround system. The screen also meets the Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications, an industry standard promoted by the Giant Screen Cinema Association.

“We are currently showing multiple 3D movies in our theatre, and the Severtson SēVision screen does an incredible job bringing these features to life for our audiences,” said Air Force Museum Foundation Chief of Theatre Operations Mary Bruggeman.

The Air Force Museum Theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1960 as a philanthropic, non-profit organization to assist the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of United States Air Force.