How to Create the Ultimate Home Cinematic Experience for the Family

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Home Cinema has really taken off in the last few years. As much as we all LOVE the sound of rustling popcorn, people whispering, a phone going off and the feeling of being squashed like sardines in a tin, there is something extra special about cuddling up on the sofa with your little ones and watching a nice film. Especially with young kids, going to the cinema can end up being an absolute nightmare. So, why not bring the cinema home with these fun easy steps. As long as you can fit a TV and some seating in your lounge, you can create a home cinema.

The Lighting

Lighting is very important if you want to create that dark auditorium vibe that we all love at the cinema. Start by closing the curtains and dimming the lights. A dimmer switch will help create an authentic movie ambience. If you don’t have a dimmer switch, just install little lamps around the room or some garden lights where you can control the strength of the light coming in. Curtain-wise, if you want to go all out, you can install theatre style ones that open and close at the beginning and end of the movie.

The Telly

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We live in a technological world, so there are umpteen different styles and makes of TVs that you can choose from. Obviously, the bigger you go, the more of a cinematic experience you will receive. But, if you want to feel like you are literally watching your movie on the big screen, 4K is the only way to go. Tuned by Hollywood filmmakers, the Panasonic 4K TV range is out of this world. Panasonic have just released Pro, which combines an HCX+ Processor and Professional Cinema Display to deliver outstanding colour clarity, contrast and brightness. It’s Art and Interior design looks beautiful in any room, too. Check out the whole range for yourself – it truly is a masterpiece in television!

The Popcorn.

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This ultimate cinema snack has become so synonymous with going to the pictures that it would be a travesty to not give it its own step J So, yeah, get the popcorn, Haribo, Häagen-Dazs, and any other cinema treats you can think of out to share with your little ones (or keep them all to yourself ;))

And there you have it! Now, did someone say popcorn?

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Leyla Preston (583 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: