14 stunning ultra geeky home cinemas
As time goes by there seems to be a growing trend amongst those people lucky enough to afford it / mental enough to spend all available cash on it: home cinemas. huge screens, incredible sound systems and luxurious seats are popping up in seemingly spare rooms and basements larger than my entire flat. However this is also giving a few movie geeks a real chance to shine and it seems theyâre not content with a simple in-home movie theatre decent enough to hold a premiere in – they clearly want to be fully immersed in the worlds created by their favourite films.
1. Indiana jones cinema
This amazing indy-themed room was designed by home theatre expert doug charrois for larry and colleen halliday in canada. the room even features âreplicas of the holy grail, a jacket, hat, whips, torches and moreâincluding the idol from the opening of the original movieâ.
2. The batcave
Above is possibly the sleekest home theatre iâve ever seen. it was created by canadian-based experts âelite home theater seatingâ, who, as the name suggests, specialize in hand-made, custom home theater furniture for âhigh-endâ clientele. and bruce wayne.
3. The Enterprise ncc-1701d cinema
Based on starship enterprise ncc-1701d, this stunner consists of a cinema, bar area and apparently âone of the largest kaleidoscope hard-drive based storage systems (..) in a residential installation. at last count, there were eight servers with 3,816 dvdsâ. thereâs even a red alert button which brings on red flashing lights and appropriately tense music.
4. The bridge
Trekkie gary reighn decided to cut out the middle man and design & build his home cinema himself on a relatively small budget of $15â²000. his basement was cleared to make way for the creation and from start to finish took 2 years.
5. Rvergreen ultimate theater
Apparently âone of the most technically and structurally advanced private theaters in the united statesâ, this phenomenal star trek home cinema even contains motorised sliding doors, as requested by the unbelievably rich client who paid around $3â²000â²000 in total for the transformation.
The ceiling dome in this titanic themed set-up contains 1â²230 fiber optic light strands in order to provide the artificial night sky and entry to the luxurious bar next door can be found behind a motorised bookcase. the whole project was designed by donny hackett of âcasa cinema designâ.
7. The death star
It doesnât get much cooler than this. the 10-seat death star home cinema was designed for vic wertz and lisa stevens and includes, amongst other things: automatic doors, a twinkling fiber optic star field and a thx sound system. the best fact? the room was designed by doug chiang, lead designer on episodes I & II.
8. The nautilus
This beauty was built as a result of film geek randy moranâs love of the nautilus submarine from the film 20â²000 leagues under the sea. he hired âdillon works incâ to build and fabricate all the trusses, wall panels, screen frames, and portholes and âacoustic innovationsâ to supply the plush red seating.
9. The pirate cove
The pirate cove was created as a result of avs forum user pkonoldâs love of the pirates of the carribean disney ride and movies. to make the atmosphere as authentic as possible he and his wife ensured that when seated âyou feel like you are floating down âthe bayouâ at night. to accomplish this we have built a star field in the ceiling, complete with real constellations and shooting stars!â.
10. The sci-fi cinema
Ok,Â so the screen isnât the biggest and the seats are slightly lacking but inside dr. david winnâs home cinema can be found: a hydraulic alien bursting through the wall, a talking robbie the robot and both the predator and the creature from the black lagoon behind bars. the cinema, including all collectibles, cost approximately $100â²000.
11. $6 Million Home Theater from Jeremy Kipnis
The music engineer, producer, classical music lover and now the creator of a gigantic home theater system, Jeremy Kipnis sure knows his entertainment. His latest home entertainment offering is not only filthy posh, itâs actually quite a bargain for $6 million. The list of key components is so long that it gets hard to describe each and every one. In short, the Jeremy Kipnisâ home theater looks to be the Big Daddy of custom home theater setups.
12. In-house Cinema
The gaudy setup at a house in Austin, Texas, touts 24-karat gold gilding details, hand embroidered fabric seats and genuine antique candle holders. The magnificent CAT/MBX speaker system hides behind fabric grilles chosen to pass sound well and to complement the decor. They have used the Crestron touchscreen to bring down the lights and fire up the home theater system. The theater hosts an amazing set of 24 12-inch subwoofers. The main equipment cabinet is concealed behind a set of curtains in the back right corner and stores the brains of the home theater system – the multi-room audio system, and the home automation system-five racks of gear. The cost of all this unblemished gadgetry sits at a cool $3.4 million.
13. Italian-styled Golden home theaterM
This Italian-styled Golden home theater was commissioned by Kim Banducci and custom installed by Future Home of Los Angeles, California. Banducci, without any prior knowledge of interior designing, planned all of her homeâs interiors from top to bottom. Attention has been given to every single detail of this elegant private screening room outside of Los Angeles. She reincarnated the memories of her Italian honeymoon, grand villas and duomos while designing the ceiling of bronze, brown, taupe and gold. The looks of the custom theater are so simplistic with its monochromatic color palette and minimalist add-ons. No word on how much money was put into the whole project, but the upshot is really a classic.
14. Sealed Vault Home Theater
The âVaultâ home theater room includes a giant bank vault door, cherry wood accents, a mural, and of course comfortable seating. It also boasts a 106-inch Da-Lite screen and Sony VPL-VW100 projector. This would be a good place for Al Capone or maybe even Trump to hang out.