Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Theater
SituationBobby Vinton, who gave the world “Blue Velvet,” “Roses are Red,” and a host of other top hits, had a difficult problem with heat, glare, and fading furnishings in his renowned Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet Theater. The two thousand seat entertainment center in Branson, Missouri attracts over three million visitors a year with an exhibition of Bobby Vinton memorabilia, a gift shop, and twice-daily theatrical spectaculars. As the number of visitors grew over the years, it became increasingly clear that the visitors had to be provided with a uniformly more comfortable, glare-free environment.
SolutionThe solution lay in the installation of a high-tech solar control window film from Eastman, the world’s largest manufacturer of window film. After a careful analysis of the situation, it was determined that Vista™ by LLumar® Dayview would be the best solution to control the sunlight that poured into the theater without in any way interfering with the aesthetics of the handsome building. In June 1996, Vista Dayview was fitted to the huge arched windows that are the building’s signature.
The installation immediately brought about a 45 percent rejection of total solar energy and a 54 percent reduction of light transmission; blocking more than 99 percent of ultraviolet rays, which helps protect against premature fading*
“I could not have arrived at a better solution,” says Bobby Vinton. “My theater is now comfortable throughout. Moreover, the film has virtually taken away all glare from reflecting sunlight and is helping to protect our furnishings and the gift shop merchandise from fading.”