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The Terrace Cinema

by Innovative Theatres
(West Hollywood, CA)

The 'Terrace Home Cinema' by Innovative Theatres

Terrace Cinema was designed and built by Innovative Theatres, a company from West Hollywood specializing in customer home theater design. The overall Terrace Cinema design delivers a 'timeless sense' in one of the West Coast's premier locations, blending effortlessly with the neo-classic decor in one of the magnificent villas overlooking Newport Harbor.

The Terrace Home Cinema has 12 hand-crafted home theater recliners in a three-row arrangement; these come in mink-toned ultra suede finish with contrasting piping. All wood come in rich Mahogany finish while the proscenium incorporates Olive Burl accents, wall pilasters, crown molds and wainscot. The acoustical wall panels are covered in burnished gold fabric to further complement the theater styling.

Custom-crafted recliners

Custom-crafted recliners
provide the theater seating

Use of classic movie posters to decorate the theater walls.

Classic movie posters
decorate the theater walls

The audio and video for this custom home theater installation is first class. The home theater sound system includes the JBL Synthesis Two 7.1 Logic surround sound system. Also included in this package is the JBL SDEC 3A to adjust the speaker systems to the acoustical properties of the room for a perfect THX flat response curve.

The video projection system for the Terrace Cinema is the SIM2 C3X projector - a state-of-the art 3-chip DLP high-definition home theater projector capable of exceptional performance. It is used in conjunction with Vantage HD video scaler which upscales the program material to 1080p. The projection screen is a Stewart micro-perforated filmscreen measuring 10 feet across and contains masking panels for 4:3 format and 1:85 to 2:35 aspect ratios. Crestron TPS-5000 touch panel and the Crestron pro 2 processor provide the theater automation.

This custom home theater makes extensive use of cinema mood lighting features such as continuous cornice up-lighting, step lighting, and low-voltage art spots, while the theater's four pilasters have designer wall sconces to further enhance the cinema effect.

An equally important feature is the use of a check-patterned carpet; this adds a rather particular accent to the home theater decor while further promoting a cozier ambiance.

Innovative Theaters, Inc., supports an extensive range of custom-design home theaters - specializing in the planning and creation of world class home theaters and automated 'Smart Homes'. Complemented by skilled designers and technicians, Innovative Theatres is considered as an industry leader in private home theater design, whole-home electronics, and turn-key installation.

You may contact Innovative Theatres at:

Innovative Theatres Inc.
7414 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
ph. 323-850-7900,

Article Date: June 3, 2008 

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Jul 19, 2008
Great Classic Look
by: John B.

This is a truly professional job!

Jun 16, 2008
Interesting Design
by: Anonymous

Installation appears to be a first class job where every little detail has been taken into account.

Color scheme is not exactly to my liking, but overall, this represents an interesting design with a great classic look!

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