Your dream home theater

#1 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:54 pm

This might be a very silly subject, but here it goes. I started thinking about it when I posted on Vidar's thread 'Meeting 51'. What kind of features would you like to have in your dream home cinema? Right off, I'd have seating like Mats has. I'd have a separate lobby area with a small snack bar (vintage equipment if at all possible). I'd have a real ticket window (no charge for the tickets though). A poster frame for displaying an original or reproduction poster of the film being shown. I'd like the theater to hold 20 or so people. I can think of tons more details but wanted to give you guys a chance to list some of your ideas.


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RE: Your dream home theater

#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:58 pm

Dimmable lights, motorized curtains, uplight on those curtains. Seating for 20 would be enough for me too, I'd settle for 10-12 also. And in deep red colour (same as my old, mostly used cinema ... Never again though, digital makes it a dull experience)

This kind, only dark red ... Also dark red walls
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RE: Your dream home theater

#3 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:06 pm

Dimmable lights was on my mental list too. Red curtains is a great idea. Perhaps various John Williams tunes playing on an overhead speaker system before the show starts (to get you excited about the upcoming show).


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#4 by Vidar Olavesen , Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:08 pm

Get out the vinyl player and my Star Wars LP :-)


 
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RE: Your dream home theater

#5 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Vidar,
What I can see in the photo looks very cool! But then again, Norway is quite cool...make that COLD! Still might consider a move there one day.


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#6 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:20 pm

Red carpet and red seats, that's what they always had in the cinemas I went to. vintage posters in frames on the wall.



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RE: Your dream home theater

#7 by Mats Abelli , Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:05 pm

I´m quite happy with my cinema, but:

The projector booth colud have been twice as big. No room for 2 35mm projectors or one with a tower.
I could have use for more shelves. I guess I have about 2000 spools to store.
A better sound system would be great. I use the projectors amplifiers and an external speaker.


 
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RE: Your dream home theater

#8 by Steve Bales , Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:40 am

My dream theatre would have statium seating,enough for 60 people, a 30ft screen, a booth that could accommodate two 35mm projectors, two 16mm projectors and a Digital projector. The lights would dim and the sound system would have THX ,certified equipment. My booth would be at least 15 X 20 feet with a make up table and tower for the sound equipment. Id also have installed laser lights, motion lights on the ceiling.


 
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