January 24, 2019 – It’s no trick and it’s not an illusion: Screen Goo delivered exactly the kind of realism superstar magician and illusionist Criss Angel needed to transport the audience for his new show at Planet Hollywood to magical heights!
The Gala Premiere Grand Opening on January 19th, 2019 was the spectacular culmination of months of collaboration between Criss, his design team and a dedicated group of cutting edge vendors including Goo Systems.
After 10 years or residency at the Luxor, Criss Angel’s new MINDFREAK show moved across the street to Planet Hollywood for a 5 year residency engagement starting in January 2019. Criss’ new theater at Planet Hollywood was built to his specifications from the bottom up. To say that Criss is a “perfectionist” who gets things done exactly the way he wants them to be done is an understatement!
As such, the new show is a marvel of engineering, using state-of-the-art immersive visual technologies covering more visual area than any other production we know of. Criss says this is the largest theatre video system and lighting rig in the world, and also the largest pyrotechnic system, too.
“It’s just overwhelming,” he says. “… It’s not a show you’re just watching. It’s a show that you’re in.”
Featuring Screen Goo’s Ultra Max Contrast 2.0 Theme Park coating system, illuminated with 10 of the latest Panasonic PT-RQ32KU 3-Chip DLP™ 4K+ Large Venue Laser Projectors, the projections blended seamlessly with millions of pixels of LED imaging to create a truly immersive and mesmerising experience for the Star-studded opening night audience.
A Screen Goo HE3D coated scrim is also a critical component of the show and it was singled out for praise by a prominent Las Vegas entertainment journalist:
“There is advanced scrim work here that brings to mind the finer moments of “The Beatles Love” at The Mirage,”
John Katsilometes – Las Vegas Review Journal
For many, a real highlight occurred at the end of the show when representatives from the Caesar’s Entertainment Group presented Criss with a $10,000.00 cheque for the Jonny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation.
We had the pleasure attending the gala premiere of the show and we’d like to offer our congratulations to Criss and his MINDFREAK team for creating an unforgettable evening of entertainment destined to be the talk of the Las Vegas Strip for many years to come.
Screen Goo has been a critical component of many theme park attractions, casinos, theatres and other such venues over the past 10+ years, and, having seen them all, nothing blew our minds quite the way Criss Angel’s MINDFREAK show did. It is THE ONE to see and we at Goo Systems are extremely pleased and proud to be a part of it!
Below are a couple of photos and a video from some amazing parts of the show – click on photos to enlarge.