What is silver screen?

  • (noun): A white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing.
    Synonyms: screen, projection screen
    See also — Additional definitions below

Silver Screen

A silver screen, also known as a silver lenticular screen, is a type of projection screen that was popular in the early years of the motion picture industry and passed into popular usage as a metonym for the cinema industry. The term silver screen comes from the actual silver (or similarly reflective aluminium) content embedded in the material that made up the screen's highly reflective surface.

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Silver Screen Classics
... Silver Screen Classics is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by Channel Zero Inc ... Silver Screen Classics broadcasts films from the 1930s to the 1960s including feature films, silent films, serials, shorts, and more ...
List Of Disney Theatrical Feature Films - 1980s
... of Billy Mills Return to Oz June 21, 1985 Silver Screen Partners II Oz books by L ... Frank Baum The Black Cauldron July 24, 1985 Silver Screen Partners II and Walt Disney Feature Animation The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander The Journey of Natty Gann September 27, 1985 ...
Silver Screen - Other Screen Types
... Each of these screen types continues to enjoy widespread popularity for both home and business applications Aluminized screen Similar to a silver screen, but using aluminium to coat the surface ... Used for 3D films for the same reason as silver screens ... Pearlescent screen Similar to a silver screen, this screen has narrow viewing angles and a higher gain (the measure of reflected light), but it does suffer from color-shifts ...
The Hitcher (1986 film) - Development - Pre-production
... When she went to work for Silver Screen Partners/Home Box Office, she contacted Feldman, a former employer, and asked for a copy of the script ... As for the former, everyone at HBO/Silver Screen, except Dubrow, wanted it changed ... The filmmakers refused to back down and Silver Screen executives finally relented at the last minute ...

More definitions of "silver screen":

  • (noun): The film industry.

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