Home Entertainment


As Good As It Gets

December 1, 2007 By Jean Penn 54 comments

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful." Those famed words, uttered by none other than the silver screen siren Mae West, is a sentiment shared by Dan Kelleher, the owner of this Montana home theater. In fact, "Too much of a good thing" is a description the former Silicon Valley Bank chairman uses a lot when discussing his 69-acre compound in Flathead Valley, which is 15 minutes outside of Big Fork, and just around the corner from Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park.

Cinema de la Mer

March 31, 2009 By David Dritsas 14 comments
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Hollywood Meets Palm Beach

Home theaters can be pretty grand, but this one, designed by First Impressions Themed Theatres Inc. is probably one of the grandest. 

This 13-seat theater, named "Cinema de la Mer," almost seems as if it could seat more and comes complete with a lobby, which in and of itself would make most people's jaws drop before they even saw the main room.

Ranch Dressing

February 22, 2008 By “De” Schofield 49 comments
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Once upon a time, “ranch living” conjured up images of barnlike structures in a dusty, remote locale.

Fast-forward to now, where a spectacular 20,000-square-foot home sited in Ranch Colony Estates dispels all preconceived notions of what a home on the range should be.

Light Fantastique

May 17, 2008 By Louise Farr 17 comments

Noted home theater designer Theo Kalomirakis has learned that a snooty attitude can sometimes accompany the celebrities who hire him.

“They think everybody else is below them,” he says, with a chuckle. So he was surprised, not to mention flattered, when on a first meeting a Hollywood movie star client asked him to autograph a copy of his book, Great Escapes: New Designs for Home Theaters by Theo Kalomirakis.

A Theater for all Reasons

November 19, 2008 By Hope Winsborough 26 comments
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In downtown Chicago, one family’s home theater brings life to the term “mixed media.”

When the family of one well-known TV broadcaster returned to Chicago, the city they loved most, it was inevitable that their new digs include a state-of-the-art media room.

Working together with Jeffrey Smith of First Impressions Theme Theatres of South Miami, Fla., the husband and wife envisioned creating a venue for home entertainment that is as animated, theatrical and multifaceted as the city itself.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Media Room Installation

November 4, 2009 By Charles Crowley 15 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Media Room Installation

Best Media Room Installation

Robert’s Home Audio & Video of Los Angeles, Calif.

Supreme Sound

This media room/library features an entire wall built from custom CAT/MBX speakers.

Miami Light

November 24, 2008 By Valery Rockwell 27 comments
Miami Light

How an interior designer and a custom installer made a major audiovisual installation look easy.

Dean Martin spins and shoots the bad guy out of the saloon’s rafters. Everyone seated in the living room applauds. Thanks to Martin, life is looking up for John Wayne, the beleaguered sheriff in Rio Bravo.

Actually, you’re a far cry from Rio anything. You’re nestled into a luxury condo in the Four Seasons overlooking Miami and the harbor.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Video Installation

November 2, 2009 By Charles Crowley 17 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Video Installation

Best Video Installation

Signals Audio/Video Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif

TVs by the Dozen

This ultra-advanced installation distributes any video source a family member may want—to any of 22 video displays.

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