Whether you live in a an apartment or in a house, it’s possible to live the movie theater experience at home !
I did the test while the theaters were closed due to the pandemic. Me and my family were eager to relive the movie theater experience, so i decided to turn my small apartment living room (as close as i could 😂) into a movie theater 🤩
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Who says movie theater says good seats ! We all have different furniture (sofa, chairs, benches…) or items (pillows, blankets, camping bags…) that we can use at home. You just have to use your imagination and try it out !
In my case, i used my sectional sofa. I was able to separate it into two rows :
💡 To create the effect of the movie theater rows, I raised the back section of my sofa with wooden boards.
Materials used :
If you have a projector and a projection screen this is a great time to use them!
Since I don’t own one, i decided to raise my TV by placing it on a higher piece of furniture. This made my TV look bigger and everyone could see the screen without being bothered by someone’s head 😂
If you go with this option, make sure the furniture you choose supports your TV.
Don’t have a home theater sound system, but want an immersive sound? Here’s a little trick 💡 I tried !
If you have a smart TV and a good bluetooth speaker, place your speaker high up on a furniture and connect it to your TV! After that, all you have to do is choose the volume level.
I tried it and i can tell you there is a big difference with the sound 😊!
Room atmosphere ✨🎭
With the addition of a few elements, it is possible to completely change the atmosphere of a room!
Here is what i chose for the movie theme 📽:
Fake red curtains around the screen : for this, i bought a roll of red hollywood style carpet. I measured the needed length and cut the 3 pieces that i needed. Afterwards, i taped the pieces to the ceiling with a large size duct tape.
Decorative metallic foil curtains: I placed them behind the food concession table.
So here you can do as you please ! 😄
My concession table had :
- Hot dog 🌭
- Nacho bar with homemade cheese sauce 🥘
- Popcorn 🍿
- Candy 🍬
- Chocolates 🍫
- Soft drinks 🥤
I also used thematic table items:
Movie ticket (Optional) 🎟🎫
To make the experience more realistic, i created an e-ticket that i’ve sent by email to the guests !
Guests could also print their ticket and present it to you upon arrival. You could also print them out and give them to your guests as an invitation card 😄 !
That’s it! Hopefully this article has given you some ideas for creating your own movie theater at home 😊