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Masking Curtains include borders, legs or side curtains and bi-part travelers such as mid-stage or concert curtains. These are used to hide offstage areas and lighting equipment above the stage, and function as stage dividers. Legs are sewn in pairs. Side curtains are bi-parting panels with 2-foot center overlap. Travelers are two bi-parting panels with 3-foot center overlap.
Specialty Curtains, including slit drapes, rain curtains and lame curtains, can be purchased for special scenic designs.
TSC is an authorized distributor of track systems and components manufactured by H & H Specialties. A wide variety of systems are available including heavy, medium and light duty, curved and straight traveler and walk-along tracks. Tracks can be manually operated or motorized to suit a variety of stage, studio and architectural applications. We can also supply rigging for contour curtains and Austrian puff curtains.
A fire curtain is a heat resistant, fabric panel located at the proscenium opening which will close and separate the stage house from the audience in the event of a fire. These curtains are usually required by the local building code and come in several types of operation. TSC can supply all types of fire safety curtains, including straight lift, tripped and braille curtains for manual or motorized operation.
Sharkstooth Scrim: This fabric is translucent when lit from behind and opaque when lit from the front. It is used in theatrical applications to reveal a concealed set or scene as well as being used to paint or dye a scene directly to the fabric. Standard colors are black or white.
Filled Scrim: This fabric, usually referred to as a “Leno”, is generally used as a cyclorama. Although it is normally used in TV studios, it can be used in theatrical settings and made any color by lighting. Leno filled scrim is only available in white, light grey, and sky blue.
Specialty Fabrics: These fabrics are used for specific applications where typical stage curtain fabrics are not suitable. Chroma Key and Ultimatte fabrics are used in broadcast applications (typical background for weathermen). Polyvel is a synthetic fabric TSC recommends for lift curtains. Glame, Metallix and Metalure are decorative fabrics used normally as drops or curtains where a reflective quality is desired. Slit drapes (or rain curtains) are narrow slips of vinyl available in reflective or colors. These are just a few examples of fabrics or curtains you may have seen which are too numerous to list here. Call us for information.
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