In 2014, the number of people going to actual movie theaters hit a 20-year low.
Reasons varied from high ticket prices to lackluster movie options and an increase in streaming capabilities. But I’d argue something different altogether…
You see, when it’s so easy to build your own at-home movie theater, I can totally understand why people would rather curl up in their basement than have to deal with the overpowering smell of stale popcorn.
Don’t think it’s so simple? Well, I give you AtTheLeftThere‘s DIY creation!
Before getting to work on his basement, he sketched out his design and made sure the wiring was in order.
He painted the ceiling black for a real theater vibe.
Red walls were also key.
Wiring for the lights and electronics was hidden in the walls.
AtTheLeftThere made his own 105-inch screen out of projection cloth and pieces of pine for the frame.
Then it was time to get to work on the risers.
He opted for two-by-sixes and pieces of OSB for the platforms.
This shelving unit would hold his gaming consoles, video games, and other odds and ends.
He put carpet on the risers to prevent echoing and add a touch of coziness.
Couches and other furniture pieces went in…
Along with some old-school movie posters.
He gave it a whirl and is ultimately pretty satisfied with the results!
I’m not going to lie…
I’m pretty jealous of this home theater! While I still plan on going to the movies for 3-D films, this definitely has its own appeal. When can we come by for a viewing party?