Updated: Sep 29, 2022
Last week we talked about the world's most expensive televisions, from hundreds of thousands to millions. I decided to check out the most expensive home theaters in the world. If the cost of the TVs was overwhelming for you, wait until you read about these theaters.
For reference, our simple home theater (projector, screen, and several speakers) starts at roughly $15,000. Our average full home theater (projector, screen, speakers, furniture, sound treatment, etc.) can cost anywhere around $40,000 to $500,000. Unfortunately, most of these home theaters listed do not list specs and equipment used. Most of these theaters are costly because of the style of the room and the furniture. So, pictures are included.
We'll start with the lowest home theater to the most expensive.
8. "The Traditional" home theater - $600,000-$800,000
This home theater won a CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Award) in 2004. This theater features a projector/screen setup that rivals and often exceeds professional movie theater standards. It features 15 lounge chairs and live theatre-esque decor.
7. The Formal Theater - $850,000
This is another live theatre-esque home theater. It features a main stage, main floor seating, and a balcony seating area. This theater was intended to be used to review game films, but the owner and his teammates tend to just watch fun competition TV shows.
6. The Fabulous Canadian - $1,000,000
This home theater is controlled by a touchscreen ($8,000 each) that is hidden behind artwork and has a wine cellar that's cataloged by a computer. The chairs have arm storage and trays made of solid granite. The room has solid slab granite, solid marble and wool carpets, real gold leafing, and gold-trimmed chairs. It has a $50,000 fiber optic system and curtains that cover the screen when not in use controlled by a touchscreen.
5. The Million Dollar Home Theater - $1,500,000