After the interest in my library room in another thread on the HTF, I've decided to create a thread that is dedicated to my library and home theatre project.
In order to create my cinema room it was clear that I needed to have a large extension at the rear of the property. The extension would include an expansion of my kitchen, a new dining area, a utility area, my cinema room and the film library. The building work commenced in October 2012 and was finished around May 2013. I didn't have a home theatre consultant or firm involved in anyway, I fulfilled that role onsite, which was thanks to many years of reading the HTF and some sales experience working with high end A/V gear in the short lived Best Buy UK.
Here's the finished result:
The Library Room
There are a total of eighteen spotlights in the library room that run in three strips from the entrance of the room to the double door entrance of the HOLOMAX. They feature U.V. filters so may collection remains safe from harmful light.
My intention with the HOLOMAX from a design standpoint was to juxtapose the design of an old cinema with the cutting edge technology within.
The entrance to the HOLOMAX is inside the Library Room. I chose these doors in particular as the design reminded me somewhat of "filmstrips". The large brass door handles have "PULL" inscribed on them (might be difficult to make out on the picture). The door frame surround is custom made to create the feel of an old fashioned theatre. I based the design of the HOLOMAX sign on something in particular but more on that later... The sign is lit with LED strips.
The screen is a 116" Seymour 1.2 Gain Centre Stage that was made in Iowa and shipped to the UK. There are four seats within the theatre with space for additional seating in front of the first row if needed.
There are lots of different lighting options to choose from which are all controlled (including the Library Room lighting) via a Lutron GRAFIK Eye Lighting Control System that you can see below (it's the black box):
I have four set theme modes on it, 1.) is guests entering, 2.) guests seated (preshow), 3.) credits, 4.) my mode.
The fire exit sign is based off a similar design found in Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror at Disney Studios, Florida.
Now, you may have been thinking that the name HOLOMAX seems somewhat familiar...
What can I say? I've been a huge Back to the Future fan my entire life and I think without it, I wouldn't be a film fan today. With 2015 just around the corner, I decided to make the HOLOMAX a reality.
Edited by Dale MA, December 03 2013 - 11:38 AM.