Harkness Screens, manufacturer of cinema screens, recently established a Guinness world record when it supplied the world’s largest 3D screen for a special viewing of the hit film Rio at Le Grand Palais on the bank of the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Harkness’s Spectral 240 3D silver surface was the screen chosen for the record setting event.
The screening, which took place in April, was arranged by LG and MK2 as part of the festivities associated with LG’s launch of its Cinema 3D TV. Close to 1,500 invited guests converged in the regal theatre to watch the 3D presentation on the world’s largest 3D screen.
Measuring 27m wide by 11m high, the gigantic Spectral 240 was supplied from Harkness’ factory in France. Four Christie Solaria digital projectors were used to bring the incredible images to life.
“To manufacture and deliver the largest 3D screen we have ever produced was quite a challenge,” says Andrew Robinson, Managing Director, Harkness Screens. “Harkness Screens has five manufacturing plants throughout the world and having a factory in France proved to be invaluable for this project.” ?
“It was an honor and a privilege to be able to supply this custom screen to such a majestic theatre,” adds Robinson.
Immediately following the screening, Guinness confirmed that two records were established, the biggest audience ever to view a 3D movie and the largest 3D screen in the world.?