In-home movie theaters bring the silver screen to you

2014-06-26T17:31:00Z 2014-06-26T18:25:12Z In-home movie theaters bring the silver screen to youGreenShoot Media nwitimes.com
June 26, 2014 5:31 pm  • 

The average price of taking in a movie for a family of four is more than $30, according to the National Association of Theater Owners.

And that’s just for the tickets. Throw in the popcorn, sodas and not to mention the add-on for a 3-D ticket, and the average family could be easily be spending double that amount. That’s a lot of movie money.

It’s no wonder that many families across America have chosen to enjoy more movies within the comfort of their own homes. But just because you stay in doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a good time.

Advances in technology, lighting and home construction techniques can help you build a genuine theater experience right within your home.

The Screen

By mounting a projector on the ceiling, you can project images toward as large a screen as you choose for your wall. Keep the projector in the back of the room to convey a real cinematic experience.

You can save space and a little money by opting for special paint instead of a large screen. The paint rolls directly onto the wall and reflects images just like a regular screen.

Surround Sound

Projecting images is one thing. Adding theater-quality sound can be just as important to pulling off an authentic movie aura.

Carefully place your speakers around the entire room, helping engulf your ears with optimum sound. Speaker companies have started to design their products on the smaller side, allowing for devices that look more streamlined and modern instead of big and bulky.

Add a couple of tower speakers at the front of the room to provide an extra boost.

The Lighting

What good is a theater room with bright lights? Dim your lighting to enhance the quality of whatever movie you’re watching.

Recessed lights can not only add to the overall look of the room, but they are also versatile enough to be installed around the border of the room like you see in standard movie theaters.

Consider a remote control device to switch your lights on and off from the comfort of your large, cushy seat.

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