The Two Dog Cinema
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The Two-Dog Cinema
We had a 10ft by 20ft outside building around the house, which I have always wanted to transform into a home theater. The idea had cropped up quite some time ago but it was only lately that I decided to take the plunge and start doing something about it! It is not quite finished yet; I am still waiting on the seating but I will try to post another picture once this home theater project is complete.
I decided to do all the work myself - partly because of the limited available budget, but also for the fun of it. As you may have noticed, this is a home theater on a budget; but the whole project is turning out to be quite interesting.
The room features a homemade 9-foot diagonal 16:9 screen, which I constructed from duck-cloth stretched over a wooden frame; an Epson Moviemate projector with built-in DVD completes the video setup. Sound consists of an RCA 100 watt sound system, which despite its limitations does well in this building space.
Home theater decor is all a do-it-yourself exercise. Among the main features I used to decorate this theater are imitation film reels on both side walls near the screen which I constructed from thin plywood; there are also imitation film strips which I designed myself both under the projection screen and around the room.
Complementing the room decor are other movie memorabilia on the walls while a ticket-booth at the back complements the final home theater setup.
And what about the name - you may ask?
Well, we have two dogs in the house that like to go out to the theater with the rest of the family - hence the name Two Dog Cinema!
Overall, I am very much pleased with the results so far - especially when taking into account the limited budget I dedicated for this project.
Article posted on: October 13, 2010
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