Credit: Joseph Hilliard



Daydreaming about a themed theater room? Here’s one guided tour, with the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe included.
Before - Screen View
Before - Side View
Transformed Theater
Big Screen
Seating View
Hidden Equipment
Snack at the Bistro
View from Bistro
 
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Big Screen

Hackett used acoustically transparent woven material with a 1.0 gain and a curved shape to maximize the superwide CinemaScope projection (without those black bars showing on the screen). “The curve allows the image to stay in focus, even on the far corners of the screen, and I noticed from the first one that I built that brightness and contrast are hugely amplified,” Hackett says. “Because of the parabolic nature of the screen, the light doesn’t bounce back in all directions but comes back toward our eyes instead.”

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