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Why is theatre screen called silver screen ?

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Asked by Laxman, 09 Aug '10 03:54 pm
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Since the advent of films in the early 1900s, theatres have been trying to optimize their viewing quality. During the 1920s, movie producers began to incorporate silver because of its reflective qualities, which delivered a better image. Eventually, the use of silver lenticular screens would fall out of fashion as alternatives became available. But because of the early prevalence of silver in the production of screens, the term silver screen stuck.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 11 Aug '10 04:07 pm

 
  
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Since the advent of film in the early 1900s, theaters have been trying to optimize their viewing quality. During the 1920s, movie-screen producers began to incorporate silver because of its reflective qualities, which delivered a better image.An entrepreneur named Harry C. Williams decided to apply silver paint to the screen at the Norka Theatre in Akron, Ohio in the mid-1920s. This improved the reflectivity of the screen, giving the audience a better view of the film.
Answered by Arshad Khan, 09 Aug '10 03:57 pm

 
  
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During the 1920s, movie producers began to incorporate silver because of its reflective qualities, which delivered a better image. Eventually, the use of silver lenticular screens would fall out of fashion as alternatives became available. But because of the early prevalence of silver in the production of screens, the term silver screen stuck.
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 09 Aug '10 03:56 pm

 
  
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