Home Entertainment - Old-world Movie Palace http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/40/0 en Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Home Theater Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Home_Theater_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Home Theater Installation</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium">First Impressions Theme Theatres Inc. of North Miami, Fla.</span></p> <p>Masterpiece Theater</strong></p> <p>Tons of hidden gear combine with an obstacle course-like construction zone to create our favorite theater of the year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Home_Theater_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Home_Theater_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:01:45 -0800 geoffm 21401 at http://www.hemagazine.com Out of the Box Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/Out_of_the_Box_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A traditional home theater pushes the envelope with it's unorthodox floor plan, elaborate European woodwork and a mind-blowing sound system.<br /></strong> <br />The ability to put aside one’s own opinion out of respect for the other party’s desires goes against the grain of human nature. It’s an evolved trait. And for the top expert in his or her field to do such a thing—especially the founder of a particular industry—well, that behavior is more than rare. It’s honorable. And brave.</p> <p>Theo Kalomirakis is just this kind of brave person. </p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Out_of_the_Box_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Out_of_the_Box_Home_Theater#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Fri, 16 Oct 2009 01:48:45 -0700 geoffm 21365 at http://www.hemagazine.com Regal in Red Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/Regal_in_Red_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A second-story addition that takes more than two years to complete includes a library, a home office, a bar/lounge and a kids’ play area—all which revolve around this grand home theater.</strong></p> <p>When you embark on an extensive second-story addition, everything can go wrong. And will. This story, however, is about how everything went right, thanks to masterful work conducted by First Impressions Theme Theatres.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Regal_in_Red_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Regal_in_Red_Home_Theater#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Fri, 01 May 2009 00:04:00 -0700 geoffm 20966 at http://www.hemagazine.com Cinema de la Mer http://www.hemagazine.com/Cinema_De_La_Mer <p><strong>Hollywood Meets Palm Beach</strong></p> <p>Home theaters can be pretty grand, but this one, designed by First Impressions Themed Theatres Inc. is probably one of the grandest.  </p> <p>This 13-seat theater, named &quot;Cinema de la Mer,&quot; 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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Cinema_De_La_Mer">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Cinema_De_La_Mer#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:34:06 -0700 geoffm 20907 at http://www.hemagazine.com As Good As It Gets http://www.hemagazine.com/node/As_Good_As_It_Gets <!--paging_filter--> <p>"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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/As_Good_As_It_Gets">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/As_Good_As_It_Gets#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Sat, 01 Dec 2007 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 6262 at http://www.hemagazine.com Red & Revved http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Red_and_Revved <!--paging_filter--> <p>For their home theater, Timothy and Kelly Phelan wanted the look of a 1920s picture palace, complete with heavy red velvet theater curtains and a lot of antique gold. And like the rest of their 17,000-square-foot Colorado Springs home, they wanted their private screening room to be comfortable for them and their five children, whose ages range from 3 to 22.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Red_and_Revved">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Red_and_Revved#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 6199 at http://www.hemagazine.com It Takes A Village http://www.hemagazine.com/node/It_Takes_A_Village <!--paging_filter--> <p>Owning an ornate home theater designed in the style of a 1920s movie palace—with knockout modern technology—is enough for some people, but not for the owner of a $15-million, 26,000-square-foot Florida estate. This retired business executive envisioned adding a mini Caribbean village to his entertainment zone—one filled with shops and eateries to "wow" his friends and family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/It_Takes_A_Village">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/It_Takes_A_Village#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 6041 at http://www.hemagazine.com Bold and Beautiful http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bold_Beautiful <!--paging_filter--> <p>What was originally planned as a room where the family of four would burn off stress and melt away pounds morphed into a space of another function—a place where the family of four would prop up their feet, relax, and burn very few calories.<br /> <br />“We had been in our house for 20 years and we were doing a remodel,” says the wife, adding that what started as a renovation turned into a major addition after they learned that the city wouldn’t allow them to add a second story to their pool cabana.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bold_Beautiful">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bold_Beautiful#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Thu, 01 Dec 2005 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 5333 at http://www.hemagazine.com Movie Palace Extraordinaire http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Movie_Palace_Extraordinaire <!--paging_filter--> <p>Even though his gargantuan home is still not fully complete, when businessman Don Rogers wants to decompress, he and his wife, Suzanne, stop by the site to take in a movie.</p> <p>Rogers made all the right moves when preparing to build his future theater: He set aside 600 square feet on the home’s ground level, he hired Theo Kalomirakis, the Christopher Columbus of home theater design, and had the foresight to step back in terms of aesthetics, giving Kalomirakis carte blanche to orchestrate the interiors as he saw fit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Movie_Palace_Extraordinaire">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Movie_Palace_Extraordinaire#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Sat, 01 Oct 2005 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 5121 at http://www.hemagazine.com Ready for Close-Up http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Ready_for_Close-Up <!--paging_filter--> <p>You can almost hear the rippling of a silk peignoir in this red velvet home theater, which is as seductive as the boudoir of a 1920s screen siren. Astonishingly, this room originally had an unremarkable existence as a second-floor storage area, but in the hands of Orlando architect Doug Tachi of Loggia Architecture, it went from louche to luxe in a makeover worthy of a Hollywood starlet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Ready_for_Close-Up">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Ready_for_Close-Up#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Fri, 01 Apr 2005 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 5067 at http://www.hemagazine.com Rescue Me http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Rescue_Me <!--paging_filter--> <p>Some people would tear down a beautiful historic movie theater just, just …” says 43-year-old Robert Bucksbaum, a single-screen movie theater owner. He hesitates over the words. “Just to make money!”</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Rescue_Me">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Rescue_Me#comments Old-world Movie Palace Other Features Theaters/Installations Fri, 01 Apr 2005 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 5168 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Savoy http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Savoy <!--paging_filter--> <p>It’s hard to imagine Bill Jones being content with an out-of-the-box home theater—or a media room with a couple of couches parked in front of a big-screen TV. After all, he’s not living the college bachelor-pad lifestyle. He’s an electronics mogul whose 14,000-square-foot Florida home is his castle: a shrine to Art Deco design filled with dozens of works created by the noted masters of early 20th-century style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Savoy">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Savoy#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Art Deco Fri, 01 Oct 2004 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 4844 at http://www.hemagazine.com Transcending Time http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Transcending_Time <!--paging_filter--> <p>Very soon, this cozy, Gothic cathedral-like theater, complete with cutting-edge technology and a 14-foot-wide screen, will be the setting for a Doctor Zhivago party—just one of many soirées planned by the owners of this 20,000-square-foot, three-story high-tech castle nestled in a suburb of Washington, D.C. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Transcending_Time">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Transcending_Time#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Mon, 01 Dec 2003 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 4379 at http://www.hemagazine.com Be My Guest http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Be_My_Guest <!--paging_filter--> <p>Very few VIPs landing at McCarran Airport are fortunate enough to be chauffeured to Las Vegas’ west side for a getaway even the wealthiest high roller can’t buy. Enter through the stacked ledger-stone security gate to the top of Spanish Hills, where Andre Agassi resides, and you are met with a cluster of ultra-luxurious custom homes—all 8,000 to 20,000 square feet that sit high above every other house in the city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Be_My_Guest">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Be_My_Guest#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Tue, 01 Jul 2003 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 2704 at http://www.hemagazine.com Home Court Advantage http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Home_Court_Advantage <!--paging_filter--> <p>When Gary and Jackie Runyon first entertained the idea of building a private home theater on their 55-acre property just outside Indianapolis, Ind., they were not completely convinced that a theater was right for them. “We were tossing around several ideas—a racquetball court, basketball court,” says Gary, a self-proclaimed sports nut and a 29-year Indiana Pacers season-ticket holder. “We have three kids and five grandchildren, so the more we thought about it we realized it would be more practical to create something the entire family could use.”</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Home_Court_Advantage">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Home_Court_Advantage#comments Old-world Movie Palace Theaters/Installations Mon, 03 Feb 2003 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 2696 at http://www.hemagazine.com