Having your own dedicated movie theater is a great way to enjoy relaxing evenings with family and friends. Rather than heading to the local movie theater in a mall or watching movies in your living room, you can head to a comfortable, carefully designed space to take in the moves you love. It might seem like a custom movie theater is out of reach due to the significant costs of the project, but using a metal garage from Carport Kingdom can bring this dream much closer to reality.
If you are starting from the ground up and need to build a new garage space to serve as the home for your movie theater, turn to our Build & Price tool as your starting point. This easy, free online tool allows you to customize the design of your building and add all of the features you need for this project to be a success. Take a moment now to explore what that tool offers and be sure to contact us if you have questions.
Use Projection for a Theater Experience
Sure, you could purchase a large television to place at the front of your theater room, but using a projector would create a more authentic movie experience. Not only are projectors traditional for movies, but it’s also more practical to create a huge screen than with a standard flat-screen TV. There are many different models and styles of projectors on the market, so you’ll need to do some research to determine which one will work for you while staying within your budget.
Get the Lighting Right
When you go to the movies, the room is mostly – but not completely – dark. You’ll want to find a way to replicate this effect in your own theater space. You want to have a little bit of lighting, perhaps toward the back of the room, just so you can get around and people can come and go without stumbling on the furniture. Also, you might want to add some lights that can completely light up the space when you aren’t watching a movie, and you want to use the room for something else.
Design a Seating Layout
Seating is one of the most important aspects of your theater project. How you approach the matter of seating depends on how many people you will want to fit into the space. If you’ll only be creating seating for around four people, you can probably make that work in a single row. However, if you want to seat six–eight people, or more, you’ll need to use multiple rows, which means you should have a riser in the back to create elevation. That way, the people in the back have a clear view of the screen. In addition to optimizing the layout, it’s also important to find some comfortable chairs you won’t mind sitting in for a couple of hours at a time.
What About the Floor?
A theater room should be comfortable, and the comfort of the space can be elevated by adding a nice floor. Carpet is a great choice, as it will warm up the feeling of the floor and deliver the cozy setting that many people want in a theater room. However, if you don’t like carpeting, you could opt for a hard flooring product that you cover in part with a large throw rug.
Optimize for Sound
Movies are as much about the audio as they are about the visual. To make sure your theater room sounds good, be sure to insulate the walls. This will help to cut down on any reverberations that might otherwise take place in the room and degrade the sound quality. Of course, insulating the walls will not only help with the quality of the sound in your theater, but it will also make the room more comfortable by cutting down on the temperature swings that you experience from day to day.
Create Your Custom Garage Movie Theater Today
Carport Kingdom is here and ready to help with this fun project. It all starts with a design, so get to work on that part of the job today and let us know if you need any help along the way. Soon enough, you could be relaxing in some comfortable chairs while soaking up as many memorable movies as you like. We hope to work with you soon! Contact us today.