Capturing the theater experience at home requires state-of-the-art equipment and an upscale ambiance. This Newton home has it all in an entertainment space, custom-designed for enjoying movies, gaming, and more. We cleverly upgraded this basement by adding the latest home theater, audio, and lighting elements and cozy VIP Cinema Seating (graduated, natch) to deliver commercial theater appeal.
Any room can house a flatscreen and surround sound speakers, but a home theater requires more. The details include a custom, old-fashioned theater door and extensive millwork on columns, and soffits, which provide an old Hollywood ambiance. Also, the surround sound speakers and Acoustic Innovations acoustic panels are worked seamlessly into the design.
The proscenium area is outfitted with a 120” Stewart Screen to complement the JVC projector and cabinets that house localized equipment, including a Blu-Ray player and gaming consoles. Front LCR, side, and surround Snell speakers deliver theater-quality sound.
A pretty setup is made astonishing thanks to convenient smart controls with Control4 whole-house A/V integration. One-touch settings offer five “media scenes” based on source selection. Family members need only select “DVD” to trigger a series of automated adjustments that include activating the A/V system and dimming the lights. Mood settings are also available.
With the Control4 SR250 remote, family members can easily control room electronics, including lighting, media player, projector, streaming TV, and gaming consoles, and all in a comfortable, attractive, movie-theater environment.
What The Client Said
“The new room has changed the way we think about entertainment at home and has taken on an importance in our everyday activities that would have been hard to predict at the outset of the project.”
Systems & Equipment
- Home Control: Control4
- Whole-House A/V: Control4
- Speakers: Snell speakers (front LCR, sides and surrounds)
- Projector: JVC DLA-RS3sU front projector
- Screen: 120” screen by Stewart Screen
- Lighting Control: Control4
- Networking: Pakedge
- Phone: Panasonic
- Security/Surveillance: n/a
- A/V Distribution: Control4
- Power processor(s): Panamax
- Seating: VIP Cinema Seating
- Acoustical Products: Acoustic Innovations (panels)
- Components: Roku, TV, Wii, Xbox
- Receiver(s): Integra
- Builder: RHC General Contracting
- 2014 Gold PRISM Award, BRAGB, Best Use of Space, Captain’s Quarters Theater