To celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, The Luna Cinema will host over 175 evening screenings of classic and recently released movies – including Harry Potter, Top Gun, The Greatest Showman and Paddington 2 – held in incredible settings ranging from castles and cathedrals to parks and palaces.
In addition, its new venture, The Luna Beach Cinema is expanding the company’s repertoire to incorporate daytime screenings of movies and high-profile live sporting events – including the FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon – with the added magic of being by the sea on Brighton Beach.
With the company previously utilising a video solution comprising of HD projectors and a pop-up screen, movies could only be shown after dusk to ensure sufficient image quality in ambient light. However, with it wanting to expand into hosting screenings throughout the day, the Luna Cinema decided it was time to invest in a high brightness outdoor LED video wall.
When the company approached A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) for a solution, Stuart Burdett, Sales Manager for its specialist video division recommended the ProLights OmegaPIXrange.
Specifically designed for temporary outdoor daytime events, the range features an IP65 version in the popular 3.9mm pitch and utilises next generation NovaStar A8 graphics receiving cards combined with 18 bit+ ClearView technology to deliver truly stunning picture quality even in bright daylight conditions.
The OmegaPIX video system supplied by AC-ET features x240 panels to create a screen that is 10m wide by 6m high, with a high resolution of 3072pix wide by 1280pix high. In addition, a further x60 panels were supplied to create a smaller 5m by 3m screen, along with the associated Novastarcontrol boxes, data and power cabling, mounting hardware and flightcases, plus the screen support and truss.
The Luna Cinema’s Head of Production, Jamie Plummer commented: “We strive to provide our customers with a truly cinema-quality experience, and with our state-of-the-art new OmegaPIX LED screen, in our opinion we’ve just raised the performance bar for open air screenings. As well as enabling us to host events during the day, the screen’s image quality is fantastic. It’s bright enough to cope with daylight, has IP65 protection, and is designed for quick and easy assembly. We’re really glad that we came to A.C. for a video solution – it will definitely enhance the cinematic experience we can offer our customers.”
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