Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Star Wars Themed Home Theater

I recently saw this article on Gizmodo about a house in Hawaii that has a custom theater built to resemble a Corellian cruiser.  Take a look!

The Most Impressive Home Theater in the Entire Star System

By Kyle VanHemert, Mar 8, 2011 04:00 PM
The Most Impressive Home Theater in the Entire Star System
Tucked away in a palatial Hawaiian home and packed with high-tech accouterments, I can't imagine a better place to watch a film than this incredible Star Wars-inspired home theater. Unless you were trying to watch a Western or something.

The house itself is stunning. 10,000 square feet of contemporary design; six flat panel HDTVs each with their own futuristic touchscreen remote from Crestron (each with one button—"WATCH DVD"—that sets all the correct inputs and eliminates headaches). But I'm pretty sure I'd be spending all my time in the theater.
It has life-size R2-D2 and C-3PO replicas that talk to the audience (I assume 3PO stays quiet during the actual screenings), a ceiling featuring a three-dimensional fiber optic scarscape, and a motorized pocket door that serves as the entrance, just like you'd find on a Corellian Cruiser.
The designers, Acoustic Innovations of Boca Raton, FL, didn't want the gear to break the intergalactic illusion, so they hid it: acoustic panels on the walls were designed to look like starship doors, equipment racks turn 180 degrees, so they can be concealed by a concave cabinet, and the Runco DLP projector that makes the magic happen is hidden inside a soffit in the rear of the room. The screen is a curved, anamorphic 107-inch display from Stewart Filmscreen, which is acoustically transparent to accomodate the five speakers behind it. The only problem with the whole space-age setup? The popcorn is freeze dried. [Electronic House]
For more on this story, please go to Gizmodo here.

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