How to Create a Cinema Room at Home

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As new technologies progress at a rapid pace and we spend more and more time at home, home cinemas are gradually becoming more accessible. Having your own cinema is no longer reserved for the happy few, we can now all set up a private cinema at a lower cost. If you are a film fan, it’s time to take the next step by setting up a cinema at home. In this article, we offer you two ideas for turning your garden into a movie theater.

A cinema room in the garden

There are wooden buildings of various sizes, called garden rooms, which are an excellent way to create an additional living space. Garden rooms can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a sports room, office, etc., but also as a cinema room. If you want to watch films comfortably all year round, Insulated garden rooms are a great choice. Once you have your garden room installed design it according to these tips.

Focus on the general atmosphere, provide large blackout curtains, paint the walls in a dark colour and add some string lights or LED spots for a cosy atmosphere. As for furniture, you can find second-hand cinema chairs or install a large cocooning sofa to which you can add plaids and cushions for added comfort. You can hang shelves to store your DVDs. Don’t over-decorate by covering your walls with film posters.  You can connect the garden room to the water system, and if you wish you can install a toilet so that you don’t have to go home in the middle of the film if you feel the urge to go. You can choose to watch your films on a very large TV or using a video projector. It is possible to project onto a white wall or canvas. Don’t forget the accessories: popcorn buckets, large soda glasses, a mini-fridge for drinks and snacks.

Change the definition of “going to the movies” with your garden room and enjoy a movie experience without being disturbed by the noise of other people in your house or noisy and rude neighbours in the movie theatre.

An outdoor cinema

With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, it’s a good idea to set up an outdoor cinema. It is not complicated to create an open-air cinema in your garden. All you need is the right equipment to project the film: a projection screen stretched between two trees or two poles or held on a tripod, a video projector and an outdoor speaker for the sound and some decorative accessories such as large cushions, rugs, candles and plaids. You can even organise projection evenings and invite your friends to spend beautiful summer evenings in your garden.

If you are lucky enough to have a covered terrace, you can also choose to install a large screen directly there, so that you can enjoy the long summer evenings outdoors but under cover.

As you can see, it is possible to have your own cinema even if you do not have any space available inside the house.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.