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10 Home Theaters to Excite Your Inner Movie Geek

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A home theater can be a great way to enjoy your home and spend time with family and friends. Check out these 10 inspiring examples of home theaters to get an idea of how to bring that Hollywood magic into your home.

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10 Home Theaters to Excite Your Inner Movie Geek

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Night on the Town


Designed and built over a year and a half by Merrick, N.Y.-based AcousticSmart for a Texas client, this nightclub-inspired theater also doubles as an entertainment space.

The theater includes a 200-inch screen behind a motorized curtain, a VIP area at the back, a stage, a large bar and comfortable seating for up to 28 people. Granite floors and countertops reflect the ambient lighting created by hidden RGB LED lights and decorative sconces, while rosewood trim and furniture and acoustical wall treatments complete this sleek theater design.

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Carousel Dreams


Stepping into this whimsical home theater, you are immediately transported to a 19th-century carnival where you can imagine the early days of cinema.

Handcrafted by Innovative Theatres in West Hollywood, Calif., for an avid collector of antique carousel horses, this theater re-creates an ornate circus carousel replete with intricate, hand-painted moldings and details that surround custom giclées on the acoustical panels.

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Casual Comfort


Boulder, Colo.-based Custom Quality Theaters transformed this homeowner’s basement into a casual home cinema perfect for family entertaining. The theater offers two levels of seating.

The multipurpose room includes a retractable movie screen and motorized bamboo shades for better lighting control, while a custom-made wood cabinet at the back hides the A/V source components, as well as refrigerated drawers for drinks.

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Hill Country Sophistication


Built for a homeowner in the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio, this theater blends the best of modern chic with traditional touches such as wood panels for a sophisticated and timeless look.

Designed by the Dallas-based CinemaTech, this theater features a 16-inch-wide sofa bed, as well as 12 of CinemaTech’s Le Grande incliners, all in sleek white leather, for plenty of comfortable viewing options. A fiber-optic ceiling recreates the feel of being under the Texas night sky.

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Manhattan Chic


Decorative speaker grills reminiscent of the Empire State Building’s Art Deco interior lends this home theater its “Manhattan Project” theme.

Designed by Houston-based Caveman Home Theaters, the space includes a 135-inch motorized film screen and a 3-D projector. A fiber-optic ceiling and blue LED lighting create the feel of a rooftop theater, while the soundproofed walls, ceiling and floor ensure all of the movie noise stays where it should — in the theater.

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Classical Elegance


This home theater from Bliss Home Theaters and Automation in Los Angeles blends timeless elegance with state-of-the-art electronics to create a warm and versatile space for the homeowners.

A rich brown leather couch and divan next to a grand fireplace create the perfect atmosphere for settling in to watch a movie. A coffered ceiling with beautiful lighting fixtures that give off a soft glow — along with the wall sconces — add to the inviting atmosphere.

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Welcome to Marrakech


This exotic home theater design from Innovative Theatres was developed from early design and sightline studies for a legendary NBA personality.

Blending Old World style with New World amenities, this theater includes exquisite decorative details that could have been found in a Marrakech souk, from the colorful lamps and wall details to the rich ceiling fabrics, draped to create the feeling that you in an elaborate Moroccan desert tent.

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Traditional Charm


Built in the home’s walkout basement, this Colorado home theater designed by Custom Quality Theaters blends well with the rest of the house while paying attention to the details, such as the lighting, the use of cherry trim around the room and movie poster alcoves.

Hidden speaker enclosures and a hidden gear access room make creative uses of the space, allowing more room for family and friends to enjoy a fun and comfortable night at the movies.

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Zen Cinema


This tranquil Zen-like space could easily double as a peaceful meditation spot once the credits have rolled.

Designed by Innovative Theatres, this home theater represents a conscious departure from more traditional designs, from the soothing and subdued colors to banquette-style seating with loose throw pillows. The wall acoustics are made to look like top-lit shoji screens, while the ceiling acoustics form soft curvilinear sections meant to suggest a flowing stream.

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Opulent Luxury


Designed by Robert Bliss Jr. of Bliss Home Theaters and Automation, this Los Angeles theater is a perfect example of timeless versus thematic, perfectly complementing the home’s French chateau style.

The acoustic panels combine form and function, with buttons adding depth and light reflection to create a visually engaging feature to the space.

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