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Enjoying the Movie Theater Experience at Home

Written by Will Valento

Who doesn’t love the experience of seeing a movie in the theater? Drawbacks like uncomfortable seating, expensive tickets and concession items, untidy bathrooms, and loud movie-goers can be off-putting. The solution? Add a movie theater to your home! Adding an in-home movie theater to your home could be just what you’re missing! Not only can you enjoy movies on a big screen, but they are perfect for sporting events, as well.

Having a home theater creates the perfect excuse to have guests over for the big game on Saturday or enjoy some family fun with your kids on a Friday night. With your own theater system, you can enjoy the movie experience at a higher level than by only watching it on your tiny living room television, and also impress your guests with your exceptional basement updates. There are so many ways to enjoy having a movie theater experience at home, and if you’re on the fence about whether or not it’s the right option for you, look no further.


You get the Movie Theater Experience Without the Hassle

When you have a home theater, you never have to compromise on your experience. No more waiting in long lines, spending absurd amounts on refreshments, or sitting through hours in uncomfortable seats. You can create the exact experience for you and your family or friends. Here are some elements that we recommend you add to your home theater to make it more fun!

Comfortable Seating

Putting nice, comfortable seating in your home theater can make all the difference. While there is something nostalgic about the old movie theater seats, there’s no doubt about it that they are not the most comfortable. Having plush, leather seats that recline is a huge bonus. Add in some cup holders and you’ll really be cooking.

A Popcorn Machine

You don’t have to go to the theater to have movie theater popcorn. Invest in a popcorn machine, and you’ll be able to have it with every movie. Not only will you have the ability to make your own popcorn, but you can stock up on popcorn flavors that movie theaters might not have to spice it up. What would your friends and family like to have on their popcorn?

Surround Sound

Surround sound can make all the difference in a home theater. When you are surrounded by audio from all angles, it makes all the difference during those intense battle scenes or the suspenseful, thrill of horror movies. Surround sound can make you feel transported into the reality of whatever you’re watching, whether that be an intense football game against your team’s rival school or being transported through a wardrobe to a mystical world.


Soundproofing your home theater is going to be extremely beneficial when designing your space. Theaters can be very loud, and you don’t want to disrupt other rooms in the house like an office or bedroom. There are many great options for soundproofing your room, such as sound panels, insulation, and even drywall. Soundproofing your home theater lets you enjoy your favorite films without disrupting the rest of your home! If you’ve ever lived nextdoor to a movie theater

Size and Type of TV

This is the fun part – determining what size of TV you want in your home theater! Watching a movie on a smaller screen isn’t as enjoyable, and doesn’t fully allow you to immerse yourself in the picture. Movie theaters have an advantage in that they are dark, with large screens that draw your eyes in and create exceptional viewing experiences. Investing in a quality projector and screen for your in-home movie theater can make all the difference. Taking into account natural and artificial light is important, too.


Home Theaters Make you a Better Host or Hostess

We all have that one neighbor who has the extravagant home theater with four rows of plush, leather seats, surround sound, a minibar, a popcorn machine, and much more. Well, now you can be that neighbor, too! Everyone will love coming to parties and events hosted by you, because of the experience they get with a comfortable home theater. Your kids will love having friends over for movie nights, and your place will be the go-to for your old college buddies to gather during away games. You’ll be able to create lasting memories with your friends and family for years to come.


Create the Perfect Home Theater with We Build the Fun Stuff

When it comes to your in-home theater, the only limit is your imagination! From sport epicenters to family-friendly hangouts, at We Build the Fun Stuff we’ve helped plenty of homeowners create their dream home theaters.

Here at We Build The Fun Stuff, our 30 years of experience can provide you with all the knowledge and resources you need to develop your ideal home theater. If you are ready to take the leap and design your dream theater, contact us today to schedule a free design consultation!

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