PORTFOLIO CINEMAS & AUDITORIA
TABLE OF CONTENTS CINEMA PORTFOLIO INTRO��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3 STAGE FABRICS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 PROJECTION SCREENS���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 UNIQUE VACUUM SCREENS�����������������������������������������������������������������������5 SHOWLED STAR CLOTHS���������������������������������������������������������������������������5 CURTAIN TRACKS��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6 GOING GREEN���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL�����������������������������������������������������������������8 MULTIMASKING & FLEXIBLE SCREEN SOLUTION������������������������������������������������� 12 IMG WORLD OF ADVENTURE����������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 COMICS STATION��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16 DOHA TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18 PUY DU FOU THEATRE��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20 OUR OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD����������������������������������������������������������������������22 2
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FROM A WIDE RANGE OF FLAME-RETARDANT PROJECTION SCREENS OVER MASKING SOLUTIONS AND TECHNICS, WE HAVE THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOUR CINEMA OR AUDITORIUM CONCEPT!
ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing, selling and installing the most innovative flame retardant fabrics, curtain tracks and motion control systems, for achieving the creative vision of event & entertainment professionals. We take on each new project with passion and enthusiasm, to create products that provide real improvement to our customers. That way, they can focus on making their dreams come true. All our full-scale sales, warehouse and manufacturing offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia & Africa, are equipped with an experienced team of experts.
In-house devoted engineers share their expertise with our weavers, finishers, light designers & colour consultants from all over the world, to develop innovative products that set new industry standards. ShowTex employs more than 200 full time specialists worldwide, offering customers an extensive range of skills and professional advice to assist them at every stage of their project.
GOING ONE STEP FURTHER At the ShowTex sewing workshops, custom curtains and fabric decorations are manufactured with high quality finishing and short lead times.
In recent years, ShowTex confection specialists have perfected the art of producing giant glassless mirrors and projection screens with nearly invisible joints. An experienced installation team ensures that the curtains, tracks, and motion systems are ready when itâ€™s time for the show to begin. ShowTex has a complete selection of stage track systems & commercial drapery hardware. Curtain tracks & motion systems can be operated manually, motorized, or controlled by DMX. All track systems can be curved in-house to a custom or standard radius, to accommodate the most challenging designs, whether temporary or fixed installations.
Stage masking draperies are used at the side limits of the performing space to conceal offstage areas and equipment from the audience’s view. Light masking fabrics partially or completely block atmospheric lighting to create a complete black box. This ensures that lighting and other stage action make the biggest impact. When it comes to black backdrops, the fabric’s ability to absorb light and remain truly black is key to the illusion of infinity that audiences expect during a performance. Materials for absorbing sound should be heavy weight & porous. They are
designed to improve sound quality & reduce reverberation levels within the room that they are installed. ShowTex acoustic drapes are often used in recording studios, sound sets, dance, drama and music rehearsal spaces, or in venues ranging from schools to theatres. Apart from absorbing sound, acoustic curtains also have a range of applications such as covering window areas, dividing spaces, or covering hard or reflective surfaces; allowing for an element of acoustic ‘tuning’ within a space.
Our wide selection of purpose designed screen surfaces for front, rear and twin
projection makes it easy to find the most appropriate projection surface that delivers optimum viewing for any given application. Our screens have a remarkably even light distribution over a wide viewing area and are available in XL, mesh, perforated, super matte, and blackout finishes. ShowTex produces the world’s largest projection screens! Since all ShowTex screens are custom welded with high quality screen surfaces, even the biggest screens appear virtually seamless. Our in-house screen welding workshop produces screens measuring upwards of 500sqm with super strong seams of less than 1mm that are nearly invisible.
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UNIQUE VACUUM SCREENS
ShowTex developed a unique method for creating seamless dome-shaped or large overhanging screens. Perfect for immersive 360-degree content in the gaming industry, theme parks, educational centres or venues that require large-scale surrounding screen setups. Only at ShowTex!
SHOWLED STAR CURTAINS
ShowLED star curtains set industry standards for innovation and ease of use. The LED curtains provide a classic starry sky backdrop, colourful venue masking and decoration, star tunnels and walls, or animated video effects.
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ShowTex offers custom LED integration services of ShowLED components available for every imaginable application. Integrate them into any fabric surface or set design for custom and unique applications. Add them to indoor and outdoor textiles, combine with digital prints or integrate them into set design pieces. These star curtains offer limitless design options.
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ShowLED controllers are plug and play, easy to control through the DMX channel on the light board, and compatible with any media server through the V-Box interface. With exciting new developments in components and applications, ShowLED star curtains are truly the future of LED entertainment.
ShowTex offers the latest technology in curtain motion systems, tracks for every weight of drape. From the ShowTex Kabuki Drop to the fastest roll up system around, the HiSpeed Roll Up, and curtain tracks with DMX control. Creating an element of
surprise or rolling up and down curtains or screens has never been easier. The showTex motorised masking solutions make it even possible to adapt the size of a projection screen by means of mobile masking drapes. Talk to us for a custom masking solution for your venue! The curtain opens. The curtain drops. It reveals and conceals. Whether dancing across the stage or standing serenely still. Position, timing, and technique. They’re everything.
The latest chapter in our path to innovation is a passion backed by a plan to better protect the environment.
From incorporating accepted best practices into daily operations to environmentally friendly products and investigating recycling methods that will benefit theatres and planet earth, the company is once again breaking new ground. ShowTex offers a variety of green products, including sustainable theatre curtains, masking drapes, budgetfriendly fabrics and printed backdrops. In this landscape, ShowTex recently launched its own “ECO by ShowTex” label in order to inform clients about the extensive range of eco-friendly products. The label is attached to all ShowTex products that incorporate methods to reduce and recycle waste or lower the overall use of harmful chemicals.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
For years on end, the Dubai Film Festival has been working closely together with ShowTex Middle East to offer its numerous visitors the ultimate cinema experience. NEW PERFORATED MOVIE SCREEN This year, the festival decided to replace the main movie screen with a brand-new FP SuperMat projection screen, perforated with microscopic holes for an excellent sound transparency. The large 9 by 19 metre PVC fabric was secured in an aluminium ShowTex Screen Frame and ensured the highest possible image quality for all spectators present. FLOOR AND SCREEN WORKING TOGETHER AS ONE PROJECTION SURFACE But it did not stop there! The fascinating opening ceremony had ShowTex written all over it, as a 9 by 9 metre FP White
projection screen was the base for striking video and 3D animations by JBM Productions. Together with a white DanceCarpet Double floor cover, the screen formed a threedimensional projection box in which a live performer could magically interact with the mapped content. A stunning effect! As there was a very short change-over time between the opening ceremony and the main event, an ultra-fast HiSpeed 8000 Roll-Up system made sure the temporary projection surface smoothly disappeared out of sight. CINEMA MASKING SOLUTIONS To keep all ambient light out, ShowTex installed various blackout curtains in the screening room and finished off the high-gain movie screen with black DekoMolton borders all around.
MULTI-MASKING & FLEXIBLE SCREEN SOLUTION As ShowTex is the well-trusted partner for the ultrawide Barco Escape cinema system, it is key in offering its viewers the ultimate immersive movie experience. Fitted in dozens of movie theatres across the globe, the Escape system delivers a compelling new way of perceiving cinema. The combination of panoramic projection screens and mobile masking solutions by ShowTex can easily transform a standard cinema setup into a breathtaking movie experience in no time! PERFORATED ACOUSTIC SCREENS The turnkey installation features not one, but three highcontrast projection screens that are perforated to let the sound of the speakers go through. The unique thing about this installation is that movie theatres can choose between the standard setup or the mesmerising Escape mode. FLEXIBLE PROJECTION SCREENS Left and right from the main cinema screen, ShowTex implemented two aluminium Screen Frames, attached to a durable and tailor-made ChainTrack system. The extremely precise movement of the motorised tracks allows the screens to be moved in or out Escape mode when needed, bringing them exactly to their programmed location. As the black framework of the profiles is invisible when the fabrics are in place, all screens can magically merge into one giant panoramic scene.
MOBILE MASKING DRAPES When used for normal screenings, the side screens are carefully hidden behind two flame-retardant masking drapes, making them totally invisible to the audience. During immersive screenings, on the other hand, the black Molton curtains silently travel behind the projection surfaces thanks to a subtle motorised rail system. As the tracks are programmed for two fixed positions, it is remarkably straightforward to switch between the two sets! AUTOMATED BOTTOM MASKING Another groundbreaking solution is without a doubt the wall to wall automated bottom masking of the central movie screen. To ensure cinemagoers 270 degrees of action, the side screens move forward, resulting in an aspect ratio which makes the bottom of the main screen superfluous. A black Molton border attached to a ShowTex ChainTrack system makes sure this non-projected part of the screen is subtly hidden from the audience at all times. NO OPERATOR NEEDED Carefully programmed to all work together, the unfolding of the screens and the smooth shifting of the drapes is fully automated by the cinema's playlist. When the Escape movie starts, the two side screens automatically move in place, the side curtains quietly open and the bottom masking goes up to its exact location. All with just a push of a button!
A thrilling new cinematic experience to all moviegoers around!
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
IMG WORLD OF ADVENTURE
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest temperature controlled indoor themed entertainment destination in the world. With the capacity to welcome more than 20,000 guests a day, the destination features roller coasters, thrill rides, and other attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic Marvel Super Heroes and animatronic dinosaurs. SHOWTEX PLAYED A HUGE ROLE IN THE MAKING OF THE DAZZLING CARTOON NETWORK ZONE Inside the theatre, 75 motorized cubes with integrated ShowLED Hybrid LEDs decorate the ceiling. With 4 sides of the cubes printed and the bottom face being an RP fusion screen, they colourfully light up the whole venue when the RGB LEDs come into action. All around the auditorium, the walls are decorated with prints on Universal 250 fabric, mounted in Single Print Frame. Behind the audience, a custom-curved Single Print Frame holds a ShowLED Classic star drop that adds an extra sparkle to the venue. On stage thereâ€™s a choice of 3 backdrops out of Velours Goethe, Filled Cloth and ShowLED Animation Hybrid attached to wall-mounted ShowPipe tracks. In front of these drapes, a GobelinTulle sharkstooth scrim is attached to a HiSpeed RollUp system to provide a flexible projection surface when needed. All around the stage, ShowTex used inherently flame retardant Molton CS masking curtains for all borders and legs. A ChainTrack rail system is used to automatically open and close a sparkling ShowLED Animation star cloth. To top it all off, the Venetian front of house curtain is a stunning Velours Goethe drape that gets pulled up by a 9m wide HiSpeed Roll-Up Venetia system. Let the show begin!
BEN 10 5D CINEMA To enhance both sound and lighting, ShowTex used a combination of Wool Serge Panne and Molton CS masking fabrics to dress the Ben 10 5D Cinema. The print frame at the back of the venue and all wall-mounted Single Print Frames with Universal 250 print fabric are lined with Wool Serge Panne to help perfecting the acoustic properties of the venue. All other exposed walls and doors were covered with black Molton CS fabric to maximize the level of acoustic tuning. The top of the cinema projection screen was masked using a custom-curved print frame with Universal 250 Print fabric, to make the sensational 5D cinema experience complete.
Comics Station Antwerp is the name of the indoor theme park in the heart of Antwerp Central Station. ShowTex was commissioned to supply multiple printed canvasses and projection screens, the masking of several attractions and the furnishing of the Comics Movie Theatre.
In the Lucky Luke Saloon you can shoot at the Daltons and play many games realised using RP Grey screens. The Smurfs’ Ride also allows you to collect several objects on different projection screens made of RP Grey and FrontScreen XL to help the Smurfs organise a huge party.
The park offers no less than 60 attractions and activities starring the most popular Belgian comic heroes divided into 6 themed zones with a total surface area of 6.200m². Each zone is dedicated to a famous Belgian comic series.
The Comics Theatre is a spacious 4D cinema with 150 seats where visitors can enjoy a 3D short film starring Lucky Luke. The theatre-red main curtain made of Velours Hamlet is attached to a ShowPipe rail controlled by the Rope Track Drive 1000 – DMX Basic module. A Cyclo 200 horizon cloth serves as projection screen which also produces a very beautiful reflection. The rest of the room is lined with Molton masking textile to keep the light out and to optimise the acoustics.
The Kiekeboes, for instance, have got their own Drop Tower, that is entirely covered with Molton masking drapes. Jommeke’s Flying Balls attraction on the other hand is surrounded by a projection surface made of PolyStretch P8 CS Matt Heavy mounted in a Print Frame measuring 4m in height and more than 20m in width.
Fun guaranteed for young and old!
DOHA TRIBECA FILM FEST
Visitors to the Doha Tribeca Film Festival witnessed firsthand the latest in projection screen technology and acoustic and architectural draping thanks to custom creations from ShowTex Middle East. For the screening room, ShowTex supplied a white FP Supermat MicroPerforato projection screen and frame measuring 70m², side masking finish and black acoustically transparent velvet velour drapes. Adjustable masking was mounted on ShowTrack curtain tracks and the EasyDrape pipe and drape system. Films shown in the Opera House were viewed on a 84m² FP Supermat MicroPerforato projection screen also finished with side masking. The screening theatre also made use of the sound transparent velvet curtains mounted on ShowTrack. The unique black drapes only let sound through, but block much of the light making it the ideal fabric for movie screen borders. In combination with the perforated projection screens, both sound and viewing quality are optimized. For the outdoor movie theatre, an Acoustic Baffle was constructed from Wool Serge Panne that formed a heavy but flexible sound absorption barrier to prevent reverberation between the movie screen and the speakers. The sound curtain had a 200% pleat and measured more than 540m². The curtain is a visual and technical stunner, the curved track mounting combined with the massive pleating required the ultimate attention to detail to do justice to the original design. In the end, the audience was the winner, enjoying perfect sound and image quality!
PUY DU FOU THEATRE Puy du Fou is a historical theme park based in France and is home to some of the most extravagant shows in which thousands of actors and animals recreate historical stories. Now, Puy Du Fou has taken things to the next level once again with their newest production - Le Dernier Panache probably one of the most daring shows they ever created. The team at Puy Du Fou commissioned ShowTex with the production and installation of all masking drapes, printed fabrics, projection screens, rails and motion control systems that brought Le Dernier Panache to life.
Performed in a completely custom-built and 360Â° rotating theatre, the 2.400 members of the audience are immersed in the story on a multi-sensory level, smoothly rotating to watch the performance taking place on 6 different stages. ShowTex rose to the challenge and installed a massive amount of printed fabrics, masking drapes and the most solid & sturdy stage technology suitable for intensive use, incl. more than 2000 mÂ˛ of custom made technical ceilings above 4 of the 6 stages. GIANT FP SUPERMAT PROJECTION SCREEN To create an immersive environment and the largest projection surface possible, the cyclorama displaying the sea is a giant panoramic screen made of FP SuperMat with a high light output. It measures not less than 80 m in width by 11 m in height. The primary aim was to not lose a single centimetre and to get as close to the roof structure as possible. Therefore, a tube was custom curved and attached to the bottom of a steel profile that was directly clamped to the bottom of the H beams. While the bottom of the screen is immersed in water and hit by the waves during the show, the bottom finishing has to keep the screen perfectly still during the projection. This finishing consists of an open tube with curved weight pipes
under which a removable flap is attached. Weighted with a stainless steel chain immersed in the water, the screen remains nice and tight, while the flap absorbs the shocks of the waves against the screen. FLEXIBLE MOBILE M0 SCREENS The astonishing performance uses 7 FiberCloth M0 screens that move with a speed of 1.2 m per second offering the biggest possible projection surface, while maintaining the flexibility required to reveal the different scenes with their real-life scenery.
The initial idea of the Grand Parc was to install several sturdy mobile panels to set up this projection surface that sometimes moves with a speed of 120 cm/second. For practical reasons (weight, installation, etc.) a more suitable solution arose: to make the screens from soft material. The material used appeared to be the least reflective, offering the best rendition of the projected images as well as great flexibility. More than 1700 mÂ˛ of M0 fabric were produced for this project, accounting for more than 1.7 ton
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