Modus Cinemas were recommended to the client to carry out the supply and installation of a fabric wall tracking system for a basement cinema room near Orpington in Kent. Following initial talks and meetings with the client, we were asked to take over the project from their current AV contractor due to them losing confidence in him. There was a lack of design and supporting documentation, so we went back to basics and re-engineered the system to match the clients required performance and expectation. The equipment specified originally was under-powered and did not suit the room, therefore speaker sizes had to increase along with the specification, configuration and amplification.
During our initial site visit, it was immediately apparent that there had been no guidance with the lighting design for the room. Downlights had been set out in a traditional format which would limit their use and compromise the performance of the projector when turned on.
Due to the size of the room and some intricate details to overcome, the fabric tracking system was going to require more co-ordination with project team than normal to ensure the result was as the client desired. A suede fabric was selected by the client which brought about it’s own challenges, as it would not allow audio to pass through, and meant the speakers had to be surface mounted.
The client was undecided about installing a Starscape ‘starry night sky’ effect ceiling, so it was decided this would be pre-wire and designed in such a way that the if the client wanted to install it at a later date, a minimal amount of disruption would be required.
Lighting Control: Rako
Projector Screen: Screen Excellence / 16:9 / 140” (wide) Acoustically Transparent
Specification: Dolby ATMOS 9.4.4