Home Entertainment - Themed http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/44/0 en Cyborg Theater Inspired by Terminator http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22737 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Custom fabricated cyborg artifacts make this a theater Cyberdyne would approve of.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/2_Front_Wall_small.jpg" alt="This couple's Terminator-inspired home theater" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>We’re not completely sure what would inspire a homeowner to jump at a new home theater room that looks like a tribute to the destruction of humanity, but <a href="http://www.electronichouse.com/article/terminator_home_theater/">it’s been done before</a>, so it qualifies as a trend. This particular home theater, done by <a href="http://www.vividfx.ca/indexon.htm">Vivid F/X Custom Install Services</a> in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is a great example of what a little sci-fi mixed with a lot of 21st century technology can do together.</p> <p>Vivid F/X owner, DJ Gerling says the project started as a simple upgrade to the home owners’ existing satellite television system. A visit to the basement to check out wiring revealed a largely untapped 14’ x 21’ space that begged for a home theater system. The couple who lived there had been planning to place a plasma TV and a JBL HTiB between some old kitchen cabinets, but Gerling explained the possibilities of a full front projection system, and soon the couple was hooked. A little more questioning on Gerling’s part about the couple’s movie preference soon resulted in the “Terminator” idea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22737">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22737#comments Themed Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:17:44 -0700 Administrator 22737 at http://www.hemagazine.com From the Catacombs: A Tomb Raider Themed Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22661 <p>Theaters like the ones on these pages are often found in multimillion-dollar homes. So one would never guess that above the garage in this modest home in White Bear Lake, Minn., sits a world-class theater. Here, authentic-looking accouterments inspired by the movie Tomb Raider commingle with precision audio/video to transport guests to the catacombs of ancient Egypt, or wherever the plot of the movie takes them.</p> <p><img style="float: left" src="http://www.cepro.com/images/uploads/tomb_raider_theater2.jpg" alt="Lara Croft Discovering this Home Theater" hspace="10" /></p> <p>“It’s rare that you meet a client like this—an enthusiast who is so excited about the project that they become engrossed in the design of the theater,” says Lance Anderson, president of <a href="http://www.admitonecinema.com/index.htm">Admit One</a>. “Most of the larger projects we do are in homes where the owners consider the theater to be just another room in the house. In this case, however, the Paul and Rachel actually added a room to the house for a no-comprise home cinema.” As such, owners knew exactly what they wanted and were prepared to help execute their vision for a realistic themed theater.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22661">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22661#comments Themed Fri, 20 May 2011 07:12:55 -0700 Administrator 22661 at http://www.hemagazine.com Aesthetically Asian Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/Aesthetically_Asian_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>First Impressions Theme Theatres’ Jeffrey Smith inherits a theme for a home theater and creates an original masterpiece.</strong></p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Aesthetically_Asian_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Aesthetically_Asian_Home_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Fri, 18 Jun 2010 02:16:43 -0700 geoffm 21767 at http://www.hemagazine.com Inside the Nautilus http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Inside_the_Nautilus <!--paging_filter--> <p>Introduced in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in 1870, and popularized by Walt Disney in 1954, the Nautilus is still the most famous of all submarines. Kirk Douglas and James Mason starred in the movie, but the novel’s menacingly sharklike vessel, with its opulent Victorian interior, was the real star, and ignited the dreams and imagination of many a youngster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Inside_the_Nautilus">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Inside_the_Nautilus#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Sat, 01 Oct 2005 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 5119 at http://www.hemagazine.com Bright Lights, Cozy Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bright_Lights_Cozy_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p>Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like a night on the town in The Big Apple. Dramatic deep purple skies. Soaring skyscrapers. The spectacular, twinkling Brooklyn Bridge.</p> <p>Homeowner Robert Coulombe, a professional bridge builder for 18 years, has always been smitten by the Brooklyn Bridge—so much that he made the 1883 engineering marvel the focal point of his new home theater. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bright_Lights_Cozy_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bright_Lights_Cozy_Home_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Mon, 01 Aug 2005 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 5056 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Death Star Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Death_Star_Theater <p>When Lisa Stevens brought home a Boba Fett action figure from Return of the Jedi for her boyfriend Vic Wertz, neither of them imagined that the seemingly innocuous 3-inch-tall helmeted bounty hunter would be the inspiration for one of the most impressive private shrines ever erected in honor of George Lucas’ renowned epic fantasy film saga.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Death_Star_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Death_Star_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Wed, 01 Dec 2004 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 4946 at http://www.hemagazine.com Happy Days http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Happy_Days <!--paging_filter--> <p>In the Land of Home Theaters, carefully crafted movie-watching spaces satisfy a wealth of psychological needs. Some people build them to ensure quality family time—a plush place where they can plop down with the kids, watch the latest DVD release and bond (it’s a sneaky, somewhat selfish tactic, but it guarantees parents will see their offspring at least one night a week). </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Happy_Days">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Happy_Days#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Tue, 01 Apr 2003 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 2699 at http://www.hemagazine.com Midnight at the Oasis http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Midnight_at_the_Oasis <!--paging_filter--> <p>When the Gorman Richardson design team was invited to build a state-of-the-art theater for a customer, they faced a major challenge. Their world-traveler clients envisioned a screening room that would feel like their own private harem, a place where they could “escape into a fanciful world.” </p> <p>“We planned to do a traditional theater with stacks of seats,” the owner recalls. “Then my wife and I decided against that.” Instead, they imagined a room that did not resemble a theater—a small, intimate space that comfortably seats four to six guests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Midnight_at_the_Oasis">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Midnight_at_the_Oasis#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Mon, 03 Feb 2003 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 2695 at http://www.hemagazine.com Plugged In http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Plugged_In <!--paging_filter--> <p>Paul Colton knew what he wanted. Lugging a dog-eared copy of an old magazine with a picture of a stunning home theater, Colton walked into Genesis Audio &amp; Video, which built the theater, and said, “This is what I want. Can you build this?”</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Plugged_In">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Plugged_In#comments Theaters/Installations Themed Fri, 20 Dec 2002 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 2685 at http://www.hemagazine.com