Vintage-Themed Home Cinema—London

A cinema with a retro vibe

As part of a smart technology installation for the whole house, Cyberhomes created a dedicated, vintage-style cinema room at a luxury London home.

Key elements

  • Acoustic treatment of the room
  • Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 immersive 3D surround sound
  • 4K Ultra HD projector
  • 130″ screen with motorised masking for different aspect ratios
  • 4K Ultra HD media sources
  • Kaleidescape Strato 4K media server
  • Lutron lighting control
  • Motorised curtains in front of screen and bar, automated on movie play/pause

The requirements for this home cinema were exacting. The homeowner wanted the room to recall the vintage cinemas he’d visited as a child, while benefiting from the latest AV technology—and the largest screen possible. Cyberhomes worked closely with the homeowner to achieve the ideal interior design before beginning construction.

"Cyberhomes built our home cinema to the most advanced possible spec. The 4K ultra HD (UHD) picture and 3D sound combination is truly spectacular—better than the real cinema experience."

Homeowner | London, UK




London, UK


A dedicated, vintage-style cinema room at a luxury London home as part of a smart technology installation for the whole house.


Case Study

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CEDIA Best Home Cinema over £100,000 Winner 2016

Cyberhomes won the 2016 CEDIA Award for the 'Best Home Cinema over £100,000' for our Vintage Themed Cinema project. The judges announced, "The winner of the final home cinema category is Cyberhomes with their exceptionally designed project!"

The Services Provided...

Interior Design

We produced mood boards and concept visuals to establish the overall look and feel of the room, and 3D animations to allow the client to visualise how it would look and feel.

To create the atmosphere of an old-fashioned playhouse, the final design featured luxurious red velvet seating and carpets; a gold ceiling inlay; an authentic-looking, red stage curtain; and a stage area in front of the screen, complete with artificial limelights.

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Home Cinema

The cinema room has the very latest in terms of home cinema technology.

The projector supports 4K Ultra HD resolution and there are number of media sources that allow streaming of 4K content from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Video; as well as Kaleidescape Strato 4K media server.

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Audio & Video

The sound is cutting edge, with a Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 immersive surround sound system.

The use of acoustically transparent screen and fabrics ensures none of the 13 speakers in the room are visible and the interior design of the cinema room has the wow factor—and that’s before you even turn it on.

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Home Automation

The system we created makes it effortless to control.

The Savant control system allows automation, so, simply pressing play will dim the lights, open the curtains in from of the screen, close the curtains in front of the bar, turn on the projector, select the right audio and video sources and start the movie!

Need a drink, simply press pause, the movie stops, the lights fade up and the bar curtains automatically open.

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Products Used

  • Automation and Control—Savant
  • Screen—Screen Research
  • Projector—Sony and Lumagen
  • Acoustic panels—RPG Europe
  • Speakers—Triad
  • Media players—Kaleidescape and Roku
  • Amplification—Procella Audio
  • Lighting Control System—Lutron Homeworks QS

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