How Would You Like To Own a Private IMAX Theater in Your Home?

April 30, 2013
Source: IMAX


If you're sick of paying an arm and a leg to take your family to the movies every week, maybe there's a solid investment you can make that will pay off over the years. Everyone dreams of having a movie theater in their home, and nowadays, that might not be that bad of an idea. Now IMAX is making that dream even sweeter as the big, big screen company responsible for the biggest, clearest and loudest movie theaters in the world wants to bring that experience to home theaters. This will surely cost you more than a few thousand dollars, but for the ultimate, financially comfortable cinephile, it just makes sense. More below!

We're not sure just how much this installation costs, but in order to find out, you have to "request a personal introduction," which means, "If you're not rich, don't waste our time." Here's what IMAX says about their newly unveiled private theater plan:

With breathtaking 2D & 3D images, flawless sound and special theatre design to create a more immersive effect, everything about the IMAX Private Theatre is state of the art and custom-designed to deliver the ultimate in-home entertainment experience.

IMAX designs every aspect of the IMAX Private Theatre – from our renowned projection and sound technology to the room acoustics and theatre geometry – to work as a fully integrated solution that is optimized specifically for your home.

IMAX’s team of specialists play an integral role in the entire process, working directly with your architects, developers, interior designers, and custom installers to ensure everything is built to IMAX’s exacting performance standards while catering to your specific design preferences.

While this is only something the super wealthy will enjoy, could this be a sign of things to come for home entertainment? Things like VOD and streaming are gaining ground everyday, and maybe in the future people will have their own theaters projecting onto a big screen whatever content they choose. If better quality, higher definition TV's keep growing in size and quality, then that could be where we're headed. In the meantime, if there's any rich readers out there looking to throw some money around, I'll be glad to give out my address so we can get to work on my own IMAX theater.

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why are they trying so hard to dilute their own brand :S

Matthew Sam Russell on Apr 30, 2013



DAVIDPD on Apr 30, 2013


You mean like LieMax? (a.k.a. Digital IMax)

Akirakorn on Apr 30, 2013


LieMax is actually worth it if you catch the first showing of the day. I think the price is 12 bucks 🙂 That's how I caught The Hobbit in 48fps 😀

Chris Amaya on Apr 30, 2013


I wish I was Rich! 🙁

N. on Apr 30, 2013


Who are you quoting when you say "If you're not rich, don't waste our time." ? I highly doubt IMAX actually said that or wrote it anywhere

Hazedmind on Apr 30, 2013


I'm not quoting anyone. It's me putting quotes around words meant to be said out loud. That's why it says "which means" in the article and not "IMAX says."

Ethan Anderton on Apr 30, 2013



JBrotsis on Apr 30, 2013


I would rather just have a 4K Projector and a nice THX sound system.

DAVIDPD on Apr 30, 2013


I'll put that on my Christmas wish list along with a private jet and a golden jacuzzi. Oh wait, my father isn't Tom Cruise... Back to trips to the theater!

Isildur_of_Numenor on Apr 30, 2013


Imax 3D doth sucketh

Linkfx on Apr 30, 2013


You can put together an awesome home theater on your own for a fraction of the cost that IMAX is no doubt going to charge you.

racquetman on Apr 30, 2013


Yea Id like a ferrari in my driveway and Jennifer Lawrence laying in my bed naked right now too pfffft

Cody W on Apr 30, 2013


I KNOW! SAME HERE! I have to deal with my ferrari out by the street like a PEASANT, just because some 'foreign minister' is 'staying' at our mansion. Plus, naked Jennifer Lawrence NEEEEVER goes to my bed. Naked Jennifer Lawrence HAS TO stay on the couch. The COUCH. Times have really changed. Sigh.

Greg dinskisk on Apr 30, 2013


Wait, wut? You think you can buy Jennifer? Why would you bring slavery into this?

David Banner on May 1, 2013


When I become a very wealthy individual and am having my own house built...I am 100% going after this.

Chris Groves on Apr 30, 2013


So does this include IMAX releases of movies or do they expect me to upscale the BluRay?

Neuromancer on Apr 30, 2013


Ugh. Fuckin' rich people. on May 1, 2013


At least it's a floor-to-ceiling screen 😉

David Banner on May 1, 2013


"If you're not rich, don't waste our time." My favorite part! Genius. Made me smile 😀

DavideCoppola on May 1, 2013

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