We’ve seen plenty of awesome home theaters over the years, but the ones that were paired with a kick-ass lobby are always pretty memorable. After all, who doesn’t love a little pre-show entertainment?
The best home cinema lobby is a perfect place to hang out, play games, get candy, and even have a little alcoholic refreshment. Some of the best home cinema lobbies have authentic ticket booths, some have concession stands, some have a crazy amount of movie posters, and some go one step beyond to make them really stand out.
This is the spot to extend the home theater theme—or maybe showcase the one you didn’t want to have distracting movie-watchers from the main event.
Let’s all go to these lobbies; after all, the three below are pretty impressive pieces of work!
Sweet dreams are made of this—or at least made by Media Rooms Inc. out of West Chester, PA. We dub this one of the best home cinema lobbies mainly because of the installation company’s custom cabinet work. A ticket booth and the pictured candy counter were all designed and fabricated in-house. There are also a lot of intricate details in this space, from the soffit to the carpet to the full-sized popcorn machine. However, one of our absolute favorite nods to the cinema can be found in those film reels used to hold up the pictured glass tables. [via Houzz]
Come to the Dark Side
In a galaxy far, far away, they wish that they had home theater lobbies that looked this cool. Not too much is known about this room. However, the photographers at Maryland Photography Inc. say this space was designed by the homeowner—who is obviously a Star Wars fan. There’s a popcorn machine and enough candy in that counter area to feed the Imperial Navy. Of course, the neon stands out the most, but the stylish poster box and the carpet with the film reels certainly is an eye-catching nod to old-school cinema. [via Houzz]
This Indiana mansion features a stunning home theater room with 12 cushy theater seats, Klipsch speakers, a Runco projector, and a 132-inch Stewart Filmscreen FireHawk screen. However, it would be hard to get past this lobby area, which features limestone steps, limestone walls, a fiber-optic ceiling, an antique-style marquee, and a ticket booth. Created by theater legend Theo Kalomirakis and Counterpoint Design, this space was modeled after the classic Mayfair Theater in Asbury Park, NJ. It even has an antique cash register and a 1940s Manley popcorn machine. And just in case you think you’d need to leave for some reason, know that this space even has its own restroom. [via Homes of the Rich]