Everyone needs an escape from the real world from time to time, even if it’s just for a few minutes, to rejuvenate from the craziness of life. A good movie can “encapsulate” a person, and take them to a place they’ve never been before and inside characters that are nothing like themselves.
To get the ultimate viewing experience, it’s best to be in a dark, quiet room, with surround sound, which is why most of us go to the movie theater. But why make a trip to the movie theater when you can have one in your own home!
In Episode 2 of Toll Lifestyle TV, Jennifer and David show us all of the perks of having a home theater – from watching a movie with the family, to giving the kids a room to relax in, and having the perfect place for a movie date night – they get to enjoy it all in their Toll Brothers home!
There are a few items that are essential to any home theater, starting with movies! Consider having a movie collection with a wide variety of options that appeal to everyone, keeping in mind the different age groups. With today’s technology, your movie collection doesn’t have to include physical DVDs; you can stream them from your cable provider, Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video®, or any online media streaming source. You can also visit a Rebbox® kiosk near you to rent movies.
Once you pick a movie, the next order of business is snacks! The most popular move night snack, of course, is popcorn. You can make a traditional bag of popcorn in the microwave or in your very own popcorn maker. To enhance the flavor, try adding different spices and toppings. For recipe ideas, watch Chef Cris Carter’s “Gourmet Popcorn” segment in Episode 2 of Toll Lifestyle TV. Other healthy snack options could include trail mix, granola, or fruit. If you want more than just a snack, and would rather have dinner and a movie, we have recipes for that too – get them on Toll Brothers’ Favorite Recipes board on Pinterest.
The final step to making your home theater every bit as good as the real thing is by implementing a way to control everything without juggling multiple remotes and light switches. Home automation takes movie watching to an entirely different level by integrating all the systems into one seamless, awe-inspiring experience. To learn more about how you can automate your home theater, please visit Toll Brothers’ partner Control4® website.
Now that your home theater is automated and stocked full of movies and snacks, you can save yourself a trip to the movie theater. So go ahead, sit down and enjoy the show – right in your own home!
For more home theater ideas, please visit Toll Brothers’ Technology in the Home board on Pinterest, and stay tuned for the next episode of Toll Lifestyle TV!