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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Invisible Home Theaters

"In the ’80s, overhead projectors were a huge ‘wow’ factor,” says Brian Gadson, L.A. audio-visual technician. Advancements in video and sound technology have removed the bulky projector, changing the look and feel of the space. “Everybody seems to be traumatized by those old screening rooms with the ugly seats and all that black leather,” says Kishani Perera, an L.A.-based designer. Now boxy chairs are being replaced by velvet and silk sofas. “People are saying, ‘Even though we are spending over $1 million on a screening room, we don’t want it to look like that,’” says Perera. “They want it to be more of an extension of the home.”

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