Go big and stay home: The craziest home theater setups online
For most of us, our home cinema setups are basic AF. They usually involve a sloppy couch, a coffee table to keep our snacks on, and (if we’re lucky) a nice big screen to watch whatever we want on. For some people, their home theater setup is even more basic and requires little more than a lap, a laptop, and whatever headphones they can find in that pile of clothes in the middle of the floor.
We could all do with a little inspiration on the home theater front – or at the very least, a little home viewing setup porn until we can get our shit together to make our own cinematic hideaway. Whichever it may be, here’s our ranking of the ten craziest home viewing setups online.
10. This simple but effective cinematic hideaway
9. This crazy authentic home theater design
Though this particular cinema room is unfurnished inside, the level of design detail that’s gone into the exterior part of this Boston-based home cinema is pretty spectacular. Made to mimic the classic theater entrances of iconic picture houses (including a light up sign above the main entrance), the two sets of doors and the design surrounding it are crazy authentic and big on the wow factor.
8. This Tron AF neon home cinema
We’d probably prefer for those neon lights to tone right down the second the movie started, but we still can’t hate a room that bold, garish, and 80s. The setup, as shared by UK property company Right Move on Pinterest, also features a ceiling studded with LED “stars”, giving the space a dreamy, outdoor quality without any of the unpredictable downsides of an outdoor cinema.
7. This extraordinarily achievable but lush garden set-up
Seriously, you might not have the same gorgeous light set up as featured here, but so long as you have access to a white sheet, some manner of projector, great weather, and some comfortable seats, this setup is actually completely doable – which might make it the craziest one of all.
6. This retro-futuristic time capsule
Sure, you wouldn’t ever be able to hunker down with a mountain of snacks and booze with all that pristine white furniture around, but it’d also be worth it to pretend you’re watching a film with Barbarella (Jane Fonda).
5. This outdoor home cinema paradise
Perfect for anyone who lives in the sort of predictable rain-free climate that makes an outdoor home cinema a pleasurable experience rather than an endless pit of anxiety because of those clouds that are looking a little threatening. It’s exactly the sort of home cinema setup we’d expect Tarzan to have in the jungle for his desperate attempts to Netflix ‘n’ Chill with Jane.
4. This home cinema with the impossibly gigantic multi-channel sound system
We’re not even sure we understand what’s going on with that insane-looking sound system, but we do know we want to enjoy it first hand. The Kipnis Studio Standard Ultimate Media Room combines a colossal screen with a colossal surround sound system that would definitely piss off your neighbors.
3. This luxurious ancient Egyptian themed home cinema
Featuring murals designed by Michelle A. Smith and a decadent assortment of lavish design details and furnishings, this ancient Egyptian cinema is basically fit for a queen – right down to those plush royal thrones to enjoy a film from.
2. This Batcave inspired home cinema
Designed by Elite HTC and surely only affordable to Bruce Wayne himself, this home cinema setup features a detailed bat cave (complete with Batsuits and Batmobile because the attention to detail in this setup is that insane) and the art deco styling of Chris Nolan’s depiction of Gotham City. We’re not sure those seats look the most comfortable, but who really cares when you can watch a film with as much sophistication and class as Will Arnett’s Dark Knight did in The Lego Batman Movie? (Just make sure your butler brings you lobster.)
1. This crazy secret “Netflix bunker”
Shared on Reddit by DatJbito, this literal hidden gem looks like an unassuming seat in the corner of a normal room until you lift open the top to reveal a secret home cinema hideaway. It looks like the perfect everyday staycation venue for every misanthrope and film lover of the world.