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Front Projection Screens 2D/3D digital using non polarised light

Perl or Perlux™ brand gain screens are the most popular 2D front projection surfaces. They reflect more light back to the audience than matt white surfaces and are available in three gain levels: 1.4, 1.8, and 2.2.

As well as being a necessity for the stage, curtains can also be a flexible and cost-effective way to divide a room for dual or multiple use, or to control acoustics. Clever use of the right type of curtain, with the appropriate mechanisms and tracks, can transform a room without the need for expensive and disruptive building work.

Let’s use a school hall as an example, and let’s suppose it’s going to be used for lessons as well as a drama studio and theatre.

When planning a home cinema, the size of the space you’re using dictates everything from the size and type of screen, to the type of projector you choose.

There is a vast difference between screening a film in a purpose built cinema auditorium to screening for an indoor or outdoor event such as live theatre or opera, fashion shows, film premiers, and touring shows.

There are many reasons why you may want to convert a space such as a sports, school or community hall for use as a theatre, cinema, or both.

The most usual reason is to maximise the potential of a space, possibly as a revenue stream, or maybe simply to make better use of it.

The term ‘acoustics’ is defined as: ‘the properties or qualities of a room or building that determine how sound is transmitted in it.’ And getting the acoustics right is vital for good audience experience in the cinema.

Multi-screen cinemas have two main issues to contend with: sound travelling in and out of each auditorium, and reverberation, which affects sound quality.

In their 1930s heyday, cinemas certainly lived up to their Picture Palace billing with grand, elaborate interiors that featured carvings and plaster decoration.  

Sadly many of these buildings have disappeared; others have been converted into bingo halls, and those that haven’t already been refurbished are often ill equipped for digital sound. That means the experience for the audience won’t be nearly as good as it is in modern cinemas.