30 Amazing Home Theaters from the Cozy to the Collossal
Before the birth of the television age, in the latter half of the 1920s, the trend of majestic “movie palaces” (or “picture palaces” in the United Kingdom) caught the delighted imaginations of the masses. There were elaborate, beautiful, complicated constructs; movie palaces were designed to capture a sense of opulent splendor and truly transport the viewer into a new reality once they crossed the theater’s threshold. They were so popular between 1925 and 1930 that hundreds of new movie palaces were opening each year.
Now, we may not live in the age of public movie palaces anymore, but the idea of being transported out of normal life and into the magic of the silver screen has never left our minds. For those with the time and resources, the construction of private movie palaces is a realizable dream, and the designs that these individuals create are oftentimes simply out of this world.
We love finding new designs for home theaters, from the quirky to the comfortable, the geeky to the bizarre, not only because they’re completely awesome, but because they can give us hints about what we want when we design our own home theaters to capture our own family’s heart and mind.