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I don't think there's a big problem with this solution, most of the curved screens that other people talk about are curved on the top and bottom, but also on the sides. I don't think warping due to tensioning on the horizontal support will be that big a problem, the vertical tensioning will work the keep the curvature close to ideal in the center. Deviation from your ideal curve should not be detrimental in the center areas of the screen. Also, one of the fixed Stewart screens has an option to curve the screen like your application (except they use steel tube) and these same types of screens are used in many modern theaters with no ill effects.
If you're willing, give it a go. I would also think that horizontal tensioning would be desireable on a screen that large, so leave it out with caution.