Corporation revealed that the Air Force Museum Theatre located inside the
National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air
Force Base in Ohio, has installed a 60-foot x 80-foot SēVision 3D GX
projection screen in its recently renovated 400-seat theater.
The installation was part of an overall $800,000 audio and video digital conversion project.
a U.S. company we are proud that the Air Force Museum Theatre chose our
SeVision 3D GX projection screen for use in its renovated theater,”
said Kirk Severtson, Severtson Corp. COO. “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. A screen of this size typically takes 10
weeks to build but we were able to make this screen in six weeks. We
always do whatever it takes for our customers, but being able to do this
for our military was an honor.”
Severtson Corp. partnered with Franklin Designs, Inc. of Ridgeland, MS and D3D Cinema of Evanston, Ill. on this project.
were very pleased that for a project of this scope and size that
Severtson came through for us,” said Art Mercurio, vice president,
technical services for D3D cinema. “The finish on the screen looks
fantastic, and the Severtson team made sure that the screen was in
perfect shape after installation.”
The Air Force Museum Theatre
is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation was 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.
Touted as “The largest screen in
southwest Ohio”, the recently installed Severtson screen is an integral
part of the Air Force Museum Theatre’s new state-of-the-art digital 3D
system featuring dual Barco 4K projectors, Qube’s “Xi” integrated media
blocks, MasterImage 3D polarizers, and a premium 7.1 surround system
from QSC Audio.
“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 Mary Bruggeman,
Chief of Theatre Operations for Air Force Museum Foundation Inc. “The
SēVision meets or exceeds everything we require of it.”
SēVision 3D GX used by the Air Force Museum Theatre meets the Digital
Immersive Giant Screen Specifications (DIGSS). DIGSS is an industry
standard promoted by the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), an
organization that Severtson Corporation is a part of.