Harkness Screens Announce Online Purchasing Trials

Stevenage 2nd August 2019 – Harkness Screens, the world’s leading supplier of projection screen surfaces, announced today that it would be trialling an online ordering system for selected event and ProAV customers in the UK from 1st August. This comes one and a half months after Harkness had announced plans to invest in the development and deployment of their full digital resources.


Harkness Screens have serviced the cinemas of the United Kingdom since 1929, introducing innovative technologies to support superior presentation. The business started in Glasgow, offering screens as a service as at the time cloth screens were taken down and laundered. Inevitably the woven screens would shrink, meaning a different screen would have to be installed and the original screen was then placed at another location. Woven screens had plenty of downsides, they were not fire retardant, prone to mildew and they shrank. Those criteria fuelled founder, Andrew Harkness, to consider alternatives and it was his son, Tom, that would introduce PVC screens to the cinemas of the UK and eventually the world.

In 2013, Harkness brought the Digital Screen Modeller to cinema, allowing engineers, technologists and architects to perfect the design of an auditorium to provide the optimum conditions for presentation quality. This functionality continues to improve and online ordering is the latest addition. The company will start a beta trial for screens that are supplied for events and ProAV.

Andrew Emmott, Business Development Manager at Harkness, said, “Working with the team at Event Projection, we have created a portal for the online purchasing of screen surfaces. We have given them access to a limited portfolio of products for the trial. It is designed to be intuitive, have a fresh and uncluttered feel, whilst providing an assisted ordering pathway. Initially, this trial is only going to cover UK based event screen customers during the trial period.”

Any event or ProAV clients wishing to try the new system can do so by using the hyperlink below: https://www.eventprojectionscreens.com


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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