There’s No Need to Go All the Way to the Movie Theater for a Superb Cinema Experience. Once You’ve Turned a Spare Room Into a Media Zone or Livened Up Your Existing Home Theater, You Can Watch Movies in Style Any Time of Day or Night
After implementing some (or all) of the following changes to your home theater, grab a bucket of popcorn and your favorite movie-going companion and sit down to enjoy the show. Your friends are sure to be clamoring to have the next movie night at your place.
Replace the Screen
First things first: Your TV screen will serve as the center of the space, so make sure you choose one that meets your needs. A flat-screen HDTV will no doubt serve you well for years to come since it will remain up-to-date and easily accessible. Buying a television or movie screen is a major investment, but it’s well worth it to have one that you like and also suits your space.
Add Screening Options
While good old-fashioned DVDs and Blu-Rays aren’t going out of style anytime soon, you can grow your cinematic collection by adding Smart TV functionality to your television. Consider purchasing a Blu-Ray player that has smart and connected features, or buy a set-top box (from Roku or Google Chromecast) so you can have streaming services at your fingertips 24/7. Apple TVs remain a great investment option for those who want to rent movies and TV shows as soon as they become available, but you can also opt for gaming consoles like the Xbox One.
Get Creative With Decorations
One of the most effective ways to up the ante in your home theater is to decorate the walls with your favorite movie posters. (Perhaps a James Bond or Men in Black theme? Use your favorite movie as an inspiration.) If you want a retro movie-going experience, install a candy counter and soda fountain to bring 1950s nostalgia into the present day. And, of course, no movie theater would be complete without a popcorn maker.
Automate Your Theater
Getting up to turn off the lights before the film starts or fishing through multiple remotes is so last decade. Install a fully automated theater system so you can enjoy the film without dealing with these inconveniences. With a fully automated theater system, you can press a button to lower the projector from the ceiling, roll down the screen and turn off the lights in one fell swoop.