Why pay to go to the cinema when you could have an incredible movie-watching experience from your own home?

People don’t go to the movie theaters as much as they used to, thus many Newport Beach residents have opted to install home theaters in their houses instead. Here are a few ways you can take your home theater to the next level. 


Upgrade Your Television

The central fixture in your home theater is going to be the television screen. It's worth it to upgrade your television to the highest possible quality you can afford. However, it doesn't necessarily mean you need to get a giant TV if you don't have space for it. 

Quality is more important than size. You could also consider investing in a projection system, which has become increasingly popular over the years. It's especially great if you can get a fitted projection screen or have a plain white wall to project onto—then it'll be like your house really is a movie theater. 


Popcorn Machine

You might be surprised how easy it is to get a vintage-style popcorn machine added to your home. They are inexpensive and can be purchased from numerous retailers like Amazon and Target. 

A popcorn machine is a great way to provide snacks and add the customary scent of this signature buttery movie theater snack to your home. Even better, you can keep it in the room so it's easy to go back for more when you run out!


Decorate The Space 

Your home theater should be personalized to your liking, if you’d like to have traditional cinema seating, go for it! You could also change things up by installing multiple couches and even decorating the walls with artistic movie posters. 

Adding personal flair to the room will make it cozier, both for you and your guests. May want to try adding candles, a mini bar, or snack bar.


Expand Your Sound

It's not a truly theatrical experience if the sound isn't optimized. Most movie theater guests enjoy feeling the thrumming beat of an intense action sequence or the suspenseful pounding of a thrilling score during a scary movie. 

There are plenty of state-of-the-art sound systems you can have installed in your own home. Forbes has ranked some of the best surround sound systems for home theater usage. It's also a good idea to find one that has a wireless headset function if you live with other people who might not always want to hear the loud noises coming from the theater room.