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Muvico Village 12, interior

New Combination Theatre and Bowling Entertainment Hub, Muvico Village 12, Exclusively Equipped with Harkness 2D and 3D Screens
FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Muvico Village 12, a licensed initiative through Paragon Entertainment, features 12 movie auditoriums in combination with Splitsville Bowling to create a combination entertainment venue under one roof. Harkness Screens 2D Perlux® screens and 3D Spectral™ screens were recently installed in all 12 auditoriums.

The 70,000-square-foot entertainment centre features a theatre portion with stadium seating, licensed under Muvico, and a Splitsville 16-lane bowling section that also includes the company’s signature gourmet restaurant. Of the 12 auditoriums, four are 3D and utilize Harkness’ Spectral 240 silver screens, while the remaining auditoriums provide 2D content with Harkness’ Perlux 140. The three largest auditoriums in the venue have screens measuring over 65 feet each and feature VIP premier balcony access for 21-and-over guests with waiter service for cocktails and food. The other nine screens range in size from 30-48 feet.

Muvico Village 12, exterior

“The combination of movies and bowling has proven to be a great formula, as our facility has quickly become the top entertainment destination for the entire area, especially with the inclusion of 3D,? says Mike Wilson, president of Paragon Entertainment. “We have been a long time Harkness customer and we have always been very satisfied with the quality and service the company provides.?

The Harkness Spectral 240 3D screen is considered by cinema exhibitors and special venue operators worldwide to be the optimum 3D projection surface for systems using polarised light. The Spectral 240 features a high extinction ratio and provides spectacular 3D images. The surface also supports 2D images and can be used successfully in auditoriums where 2D and 3D are both shown. The intrinsically high gain (2.4) overcomes light losses in 3D systems.

Harkness Perlux® screens are considered by leading cinema exhibitors worldwide to be the premier gain projection surface. The Perlux® line of screens provides a choice of gain characteristics, high contrast, bright pictures, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature.

Paragon Entertainment recently opened a second location in Miami, FL that also features Harkness Screens. The company has plans to build several theatres over the next few years in Virginia, Washington, D. C., Chicago and Pennsylvania.

About Paragon Entertainment, L.L.C.
Paragon Entertainment, L.L.C. was formed by former management executives of Muvico Entertainment, L.L.C. to invest, develop, construct, own and manage movie theatres and related entertainment ventures in the United States and abroad. Paragon is a technology leader in its industry and has developed an integrated suite of products for theatre exhibition companies including reserved seating, digital projection and menu boards, POS system, web management, and customer loyalty programs via the Web as well as film booking, concession ordering, and construction and property management services.

About Harkness Screens
Harkness Screens is the world’s leading manufacturer of large screens. Thousands of screens are supplied every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications. Founded in 1929, Harkness has recently celebrated its 80th year in business and has screens in place in over 60 countries. With its corporate office located in the Ireland, other offices and factories are located in UK, France, Beijing and Fredericksburg, VA. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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