THE CINEMA EXPERIENCE, RIGHT AT HOME
Discover How a Professionally Installed Home Theater Brings the Magic of the Movies To You
Movies have incredible power; the medium influences culture, raises our consciousness and helps us to break free, however shortly, from the stresses of the day. When the lights dim and the screen lights up, the images, sound, and story enthrall and enchant.
The 14-time Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola feels the same way, saying: “I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”
A professionally designed and installed home theater brings the excitement and thrill of the cinema right to your Lake Oswego, OR home. Are you ready to have your expectations exceeded? Then continue reading below to discover what is possible.
Regardless of your personal aesthetic, the experience of watching a film provides a sense of wonderment and anticipation when you enter the room. A dedicated space creates the ideal environment containing a perfect blending of decor and technology to transport you in ultimate comfort.
The earliest theaters have their roots in houses, like the Paris-based Theatre Robert-Houdin, which was purpose-built in 1845 for performances of stage illusions. The architects crafted every detail to delight the eyes, stir the heart, and subtly control what the audience saw and heard. The modern home theater reflects this, with audio systems orchestrating the propagation of sound waves and projectors and monitors manipulating images to take advantage of how humans see.
Georges Melies' works exemplify the deep roots of movies from magic. A professional magician and manager of the Robert-Houdin mentioned above, Melies envisioned greater application for a film. Developing techniques that are the basis of modern effects, he built ingenious sets making use of double exposures, stop motion, fade-outs, and superimposition to craft remarkable movies like his take on the Jules Verne classic A Trip to the Moon.
What stunned people in 1902 is made even more remarkable today, blurring the lines of reality and fantasy. Watching in 4K and 8K formats, you experience the mind-bending depth of field and millions of true-to-life colors that you might wonder if there is just a touch of sorcery involved by the cinematographer. Your top-shelf projection system allows you to see the director’s vision with expansive vistas and scale that a media room monitor cannot quite muster.
While early filmmakers relied on live performers to add sound, today's multidimensional audio systems directly stimulate your perceptions. Formats like DTS and Dolby Atmos trick the brain into believing and inducing those goose-pimple chills for your aural enjoyment.
MAKE MOVIES MATTER
Whether you revel in the classics of golden age Hollywood or seek out the thrill of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the moment is enhanced with a private cinema. Are you ready to lose yourself in the illusions? To find out more, call us at 503-224-9400 or fill out our contact form to start the conversation.