We all love to go to the movie theater to relax after a long day of work. Even if you have to wade through traffic jams, you would be more than willing to endure it just so you can go to a movie theater and enjoy a movie. Obviously, there is more to a movie theater than simply the movie being shown. The pull of the movie theater must have something to do with how you can lose yourself in each movie scene shown. The bigger than life pictures and the surround sound booming from the speakers transport you right inside the silver screen, making you feel as though you’re right beside the characters in the movie.

However, inasmuch as watching a movie in theaters is an awesome experience, there is one hitch – the cost of watching movies. Just imagine how much you would pay for tickets to the latest blockbuster movie if you have a family of five. The cost would probably be enough to put food on the table (with a few dollars left for some dessert!). This is where a home movie theater fits the bill.

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popcorn time!

A home movie theater would allow you to enjoy the thrills and chills of watching a movie on the big screen with a few conveniences to boot. Are you thinking it’s utterly impossible? Well, think again. This is 2013, which means that (almost) nothing is impossible. Manufacturers of electronics are coming up with state-of-the-art gadgets and gizmos all for the sole purpose of satisfying the need of avid movie watchers who want to set up their own home theater system. Hence, if you know the basic components of a home movie theater, you won’t be thinking twice; you would head out to the nearest shop to buy the things you need.

It doesn’t matter where in the budget spectrum you are. Even with your meager budget, you could still purchase the basic stuff needed to set up the home theater. If you have an extra room in your house that you rarely use, you can convert it into a theater room. A 32-inch high-definition television set would suffice for a small room. Invest on a good DVD player, preferably one with some of the latest features. In addition, invest on at least three high-quality speakers – left, right, and center (or rear). Once you have these basic components, you’re well on your way to enjoying your home theater.

Of course, if you have a bigger budget and a bigger room that you can turn into a home theater, then you could go all out on your purchases. Buy sophisticated appliances – add a subwoofer to your speaker system, buy a projector, install home theater seating, and a plasma TV that almost covers an entire wall of your TV room.

The possibilities are endless, but one fact remains. You can enjoy a movie theater experience right in the comfort of your own home complete with all the snacks you can scour from your pantry. You can even enjoy a movie even while you’re in your pyjamas!

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the kids in pyjamas on a theater night out