When designing a home theater, you can hand-pick everything from seating to lighting to equipment to create your ideal movie-watching environment. Here are some incredible home theaters to inspire your own project.
The pinnacle of class and elegance, this home theater was designed to resemble a 1920s movie palace, complete with 12 plush chairs with custom-patterned fabric, a chandelier and wall sconces to add warmth. The space also features a coffered ceiling treatment with custom moldings and an embossed copper ceiling. Photo courtesy of Elite Home Theater Seating
User-Friendly Home Theater Controls
In this home theater the control system provides easy, full-featured use, and a custom screen allows for an optimum viewing experience in a room that is shallow in depth. The seating is arranged in tiers, and the room is completely blocked off from light and outside sound. Photo courtesy of Dynamic A/V, Inc.
To the Batcave!
The Batcave is the perfect place to watch a flick. This home theater is designed for the ultimate Batman fan, and it also features a life-size replica of the Bat Mobile seen in The Dark Knight, which sits in an adjacent room. Photo courtesy of Elite Home Theater Seating
This modern home theater was designed to create a high-performance space for movies and sporting events. Isolated acoustically and equipped with complete surround sound, the room provides a high-quality, immersive experience. The sound system features 20 discrete channels: the main left, center and right speakers; four side surrounds; two back-wall surrounds; and 11 subwoofers. The room also has an independent cooling system to provide ultimate comfort. Photo courtesy of La Scala in Vancouver, B.C.
Classic Old-Time Home Theater
A traditional red velvet curtain gives this beautiful space an old Hollywood feel. The patterned carpet, columns and wood detailing also contribute to the classic look of the space. Copyright CEDIA 2011. Used with permission.
This home theater was designed to maintain the integrity of the Arabian theme throughout the home. The space features state-of-the-art electronics and acoustics, not only to play movies but also to reproduce music throughout the home. Copyright CEDIA 2011. Used with permission.
High-Dollar Home Theater
This stunning home theater is a world-class screening room with two-and-a-half-inch-thick acrylic windows that look into the 98,000-gallon pool. The chairs are from Radio City Music Hall, and the carpet and wall materials were custom dyed to match. Design by Future Home in Los Angeles, Calif.
Classic Hollywood Regency Style
This home theater was designed in the Hollywood Regency style, adding glitz and glamour to the space. The center aisle, theater seating and curtains around the screen give viewers a true theater feeling. Art deco details add a touch of Tinseltown style.
This home theater was created as a space where a family could gather to enjoy movies and TV together. The cool color scheme and yellow accent lights give the room a fun feel. Copyright CEDIA 2011. Used with permission.
This handsome space was designed as the centerpiece of the home. With tiered seating and beautiful leather chairs, the home theater also features an easy control system. The wood-paneled wall and framed artwork make the space even more luxurious.
This extravagant home theater was designed with comfortable theater-style seating to accommodate young children and a large extended family. All amenities contribute to the true movie theater experience, including a candy counter, popcorn machine and refrigerator for cold drinks. Copyright CEDIA 2011. Used with permission.
Why go to the movies when you have this space? This theater features a 180-inch screen, exclusive projector, star-field ceiling, 15-person seating, surround channels for each row of seating, custom-built speakers, and audio/video components that rival the real theater experience. Photo courtesy of Admit One, Inc. in Edina, Minn.
Grecian-Style Home Theater
White columns and arches lend a Grecian feel to this home theater. The tall ceilings are emphasized by the half columns, ceiling beams and dramatic wall sconces. A muted color palette and leather seats add a touch of elegance.
Beneath the Garage
This theater room is built in a large, enclosed concrete space below the home’s garage. The room's design mimics that of the home, which features tons of dark cherry wood. This classy space seats at least 12 people. Photo courtesy of Home Technology Systems in Wichita, Kan.
Silver Screen Space
The beautiful woodwork, coffered ceiling, deep-blue walls and rich leather seats make this room the perfect space to watch a flick. The classic space has an old Hollywood feel.
Jaw-Dropping Home Theater
This theater will drop jaws when people see and hear it. Along with a crystal-clear sound and picture, the space has beautiful woodwork and leather seats. It also features a star field ceiling. Copyright CEDIA 2011. Used with permission.
Cool and Contemporary
This contemporary home theater is fully light-controlled, with no natural light present. The room has 3-D capability and provides an excellent gaming experience and outstanding movie-watching reproduction. Copyright CEDIA 2011. Used with permission.
Form and Function
This visually stunning theater is large enough to accommodate friends and family and also rivals the audio-visual performance of the best commercial theaters. The space features comfortable seating, a huge screen, 3-D capability, theater-quality audio and high-end decorative elements, which add to the luxury. Copyright CEDIA 2011. Used with permission.