We love going to the movies. The summer blockbusters, the independent
movies that are winning all the awards at all the film festivals, the sticky floors, long lines, the seat kicker behind you, or the seven-foot gentleman who always seems to find his way right in front of you…
That’s why we like to watch movies at home, and you’ll see in this blog how that can be done in style.
Nowadays, movies become available to stream or rent or buy so quickly after they’re released in theaters, you’d think the suits at the studios were appealing to the home theater movie watcher. No doubt custom home theaters are on the rise, and homeowners who want that theater experience know that they can have that plus all the comforts of home. Let’s take a look at what your dream home theater might look like.
Home Theater: From Dream to Reality
What your home theater looks like is only limited by your imagination. Do you want to have a classic cinema-style home theater? Many people’s fondest memories are of going to the movies as children. Although most cinemas are corporate chains these days, there are still numerous arthouse cinemas out there that have a lot to offer for interior design ideas. You can take the best of these remarkable pieces of history and add your own flair to make it your home theater that will never fail to impress.
Many older cinemas have box seats that make you feel like royalty when you’re in them. Why not take their limited seating, place them in the back of your home theater on a raised service, and surround it with a balcony of beautiful marble or granite that matches your kitchen or bathroom? Got some extra marble to spare? Add a bar on the side, with fully stocked spirits and a classic popcorn machine that would feel right at home in an arthouse theater. Having curtains that pull back at a touch of a button when showtime starts to reveal the screen can be arranged as well.
Maybe you want your home theater to match your home’s style, or perhaps you want a space that is unlike the rest of your home. Why not reach for the stars, literally, with having a home theater and a planetarium all in the same room? Some nights, you could be enjoying the latest comic book blockbuster with your family, and the next night
Some nights, you could be enjoying the latest comic book blockbuster with your family, and the next night be teaching them about the constellations and planets with a domed roof that can project our solar system onto the ceiling and with the ability to zoom in and out at your fingertips. Or maybe you love watching movies in the park under the stars during summertime. Well, now you can do that every night inside if you so choose.
There really is no limit to what your home theater experience could be. In the next blog, we’ll talk about how to plan out your home theater.