Harkness Screens Secure Major Industry Award

DUBLIN – November 14, 2019 – Harkness screens is delighted to announce that they have received the award for Technology Pioneer from not-for-profit independent trade organisation, Cinema Technology Community (CTC).

Receiving the award at the prestigious awards ceremony that took place in London, the awards ceremony was hosted by film-critic, author and broadcaster Mark Kermode. CTC’s Dave Norris, broadcaster Simon Mayo and composer David Arnold also handed out awards in front of over 150 industry professionals.

Recognising the individuals and organisations key to driving forward the movie-going experience through the continued development of technologies and their outstanding service to the industry.

“To be recognised for our pioneering development technology is a massive testament to the work that all of our employees do around the world.” CEO Mark Ashcroft said, “Naturally, we would like to thank CTC for this recognition and would like to emphasise our continued commitment to the development of even more cinema technologies.”

Other 2019 CTC Award Recipients:

Technology of the Year – CJ CGV Screen X

Cinema of the Year – Odeon Cinemas Luxe Leicester Square

Team of the Year – BBFC

Rising Star – Grainne Peat, Event Cinema Association

Technology Pioneer – Harkness Screens

Outstanding Achievement – Michael Swinson, Ellis Williams Architects

Lifetime Achievement – Rolv Gjestland, Film & Kino

President’s Award – Denis Kelly

“At Harkness we have just celebrated our 90th Birthday and this award is a great way to celebrate our 90 years of innovation,” Technical Director David Harrison said after receiving the award on behalf of Harkness Screens.

“Innovation has been at the heart of everything that Harkness have done throughout our history. Whether that has been the use of washable fabrics to perforating PVC screens, we have maintained this core value and aim to be key innovators in the industry for years to come.”

The first edition of the Technology Pioneer Award, Harkness was given the award for continued pioneering spirit over the course of 90 years. Added to this, the company’s 65% global market share, as well as specialising in measurement devices, design tools and services throughout the globe, Harkness was delighted to accept the award.

For further information on CTC including membership opportunities, visit www.cinema-technology.com or email [email protected]

About Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens™ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies for cinema and live events. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year helping provide outstanding presentation experiences to audiences around the world.

With global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux HiWhite, Clarus XC and Spectral) along with an innovative range of presentation monitoring tools, digital surveying services and suite of cinema design and specification apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.  

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China and combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets. 

For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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