8 Essentials For Your Home Theater

In many ways, a home theater is great because of how different it is from a public theater. At home, you don’t have to deal with strangers talking over the movie, speakers that are too loud or too quiet, or annoying previews that last longer than your bucket of popcorn. 

However, if your home setup lacks some basic essentials, you might end up wishing you were at the cinema instead! At Home Theater Mart, we offer everything you need to make your home theater nights better than an evening at the movies. To get the most out of your home theater, it’s best to avoid skipping out on these key elements.

1. Home Theater Concession Stand

Movies and snacks go together like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, pineapple and pizza . . . well, you get the idea. To rival a traditional moviegoing experience, your home theater needs a winning concession stand. Our best-selling option offers an easy-to-clean laminate countertop with space for your snacking essentials. It also features interior lighting so your candy, popcorn and other snacks will be easy to find in a dark room! All you need is an assortment of classic movie treats, from Swedish fish to chocolate nonpareils to caramels. Or, mix it up with a more exotic snack collection. It’s completely up to you!

2. Home Theater Carpet

Installing a movie theater carpet in your home theater will instantly elevate your guests’ experience. Carpet adds ambiance and authenticity to your space, and it also improves the acoustics of the whole room. We all have to get up sometimes during a movie to use the bathroom or get more snacks. Carpet keeps the noise to a minimum, so other viewers can enjoy the show. It also absorbs impact if moviegoers trip and fall in the dark. 

Check out our Cosmopolitan Home Theater Carpet for a retro flair, or go with the Acanthus print for a classic look. Home Theater Mart offers a variety of styles and patterns to suit any aesthetic. Once you’ve experienced a walk on your very own movie theater carpet–minus any spilled soda or popcorn crumbs from strangers–you’ll never want to look back!

3. Home Theater Movie Posters

Want to let your audience know what’s playing? You need movie posters on your walls! For an authentic theater experience, you’ll need to display your favorite posters so that they’ll show up clearly when lights are dim. A backlit poster frame will do the trick. Home theaters can be a great place to take pictures, but it’s important to provide enough visual interest in your space. Displaying movie posters is the perfect way to create memorable photo ops for you and your guests.

4. Home Theater Star Ceiling Panels 

Why sit in a totally dark room when you can take your theater’s ambiance to the next level? Subtle overhead lighting creates an immersive, memorable experience for moviegoers. Capture the romance of a drive-in movie experience with our star ceiling panels, with stars that twinkle just like the real thing! When the movie’s over, you can lean back in your seat and gaze up at the “night sky” while the credits roll.

5. Home Theater Ropes

Remember going to the movies as a kid and getting to feel the velvet ropes? Maybe you ducked underneath them or stepped over them when the adults weren’t looking. Your guests will love getting the “lining up” experience in your home theater with your very own theater ropes. Red velvet is a classic option, but Home Theater Mart offers a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from. 

6. Home Theater Luxury Seating

Seating is one of the most important elements in any home theater. Choose seats that offer comfort and softness, but also support. Remember that being able to adjust your seat angle can dramatically impact your viewing experience. Also keep in mind that the last thing you’ll want while the movie’s playing is a noisy, squeaky seat or a loud recliner motor. Quiet yet adjustable seating is a must for any home theater!

When selecting theater seating, think carefully about the amenities you’ll want the most. Do you need cupholders or storage for each guest? Will you need seating to accommodate children, or do you have couples in mind who will want to sit together? The good news is that today’s home theater seating options can be tailored to suit many different special needs.

7. A Personalized Touch

You want your home theater to offer a memorable experience. After all, it’s part of your home, and it represents who you are as an individual or family. Personalized signage can significantly elevate the experience of visiting your home theater. A sign featuring your name can help take your home theater from being generic to being uniquely yours. Your theater is an investment to be proud of, and signing your name to your space can go a long way!

8. Home Theater Ticket Booth

Remember when there were no online tickets, and you had to stand in line to get a physical ticket for the latest blockbusters? Adding your own ticket booth to your home theater entrance makes the whole experience more nostalgic and real. No need to hide snacks under your jacket, this time, though!

Of course, a ticket booth is a great space to lean out of and greet your guests as they enter your home theater. You can also use it to house props, like collectibles and movie related memorabilia. 

What’s the difference between watching movies at home and having a real home theater experience? The details are key! Adding atmospheric touches, from furniture to flooring to lighting, will make every trip to your home theater feel like a night out on the town–without the crowds!

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