Want To Convert Your Home To A Movie Theater? Here Are Some Tips From An Audiophile
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W hat attracts you to a movie theatre? Is it the movies, the stereo sound, a chance for a hook-up, ambience, the popcorn, or is it a combination of all of those? Whatever the reason is, movie theatres are made to make you have the right feeling as you enjoy a movie. I have been getting a lot of requests on how to create a movie theatre in your home and today I want to give you tips on how to beat Fox cinema at their own game. As an audiophile, one thing that I would recommend is that you invest in a good sound system.

You also need to consider the adjustments to make in your home, while also factoring in, probably, the number of people you intend to be hosting. In this technology age, it’s absolutely possible to do that since information is only a click away. But make sure to get help from the professionals to avoid the risks that could probably be associated with it.


This is a very important factor and should be your starting point. Are you planning to bring the whole house down and construct a movie theatre? I hope not. Most people intend to convert their living room, garage, store, bedroom or a servant's quarter. Consider how the adjustments are going to affect the comfort of your family, the future ownership of the home etc. If you will be permanently holed up here then you can do a 360-degree permanent adjustment, but if you will be moving out, then do only a temporary adjustment which is also possible.

Whatever you choose to do, you must still consider the municipal or the local government by-laws. Things like approvals and licenses with the right departments. Once you obtain all the relevant documents, then hit the road!


Concrete distorts sound and, as I said before, you don’t need to be a nuisance to the whole neighbourhood. Use acoustic sound deadening dry wall and sound panels to render you wall sound proof. As you fix this, lay the wiring - wiring to include for speakers, projector and lighting. Fix soft board on the ceilings. For the floor, fix wooded tiles. Apart from elegance, they are good sound absorbers; after that give your room a dark colour.


Fix dimmers and the light component system.

(you can use wall scones also, or LED or fibre optic lighting strips).

Control point: Get a custom made TV table

This is where to place your AV receiver/ laptop/lighting control.

The sound system and projector

Get a 3-dimension sound by arranging one speaker in front (subwoofer) and two on either side.

Wall mounted speakers should support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Fix the projector on the ceiling and connect to the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A 3070 (I prefer this system for a powerful sound with deep bass and surround).

Attach the projectors screen

At the front of your room, attach the projector screen from the ceiling.

Recliner seats

Arrange the recliner seats.

Test your system and you’re good to go.

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