Different By Design

Theater Under the Stars

We are particularly proud of this project! It was the recipient of the 2016 ARC Award for Best Media Room.

This fantastic Theater was completed as a partnership between Reynolds Signature Homes and Audio Video Innovations. The project started with a blank canvas, an under-utilized room above a 3-car garage. From there the homeowner spelled out her desire for a room with all of the comforts of a living space, but without sacrificing the capability of a dedicated theater. Three tiered layers of seating, including a gorgeous bar, make this space comfortable, flexible and functional exactly as the homeowner intended. 

The centerpiece of the theater is a fantastic custom designed starfield ceiling that we installed. The barrel ceiling and lack of space above made for a challenging install, but the result is well worth the effort. A Digital Projection M-Vision Cine 320 projector is hidden in a custom enclosure at the back of the long room. This allowed us enough light output for entertaining with the lights on and immersive 3D viewing, while stilling projecting the image nearly 30 feet. That image is displayed on a 133" Screen Innovations 4K acoustically transparent screen installed on a false wall. This allowed us to hide all three front Triad Speakers Silver LCR's behind the screen. This centers the dialog right where it belongs, and allows us to dedicate more of the wall to the stunning textured wall that we designed for the room.

The screen was floated off the wall to add the dramatic LED lighting which, like the rest of the lighting in the theater, is controlled via Lutron Radio Ra2, including a keypad by the entrance to the room. 

If the homeowner prefers to control the lighting, and the rest of the functions of the home, with a remote, phone, or tablet the ELAN home automation system is available. The g! system allows control of security, surveillance cameras, lighting, climate AND all of the A/V functions of the entire home from an iOS device, Android device or the fantastic HR2 wand-style remote control. 

In just a few short months this simple room was turned in to a beautiful, functional and high-tech space for the whole family to enjoy. 

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