Home cinema install: Making movie Majik

UK install company Majik House was commissioned to create this stunning-looking cinema for a family home, making use of a space that had previously served as a games room. 
The demand was for a system that looked and performed well, but was also easy to use. Majik House delivered a 7.2.2 Dolby Atmos setup, with KEF, Arcam and JVC hardware.

'The brief was to create a home cinema and bar within the same space, and for it to look and feel completely different to the rest of the house,' explains installer Neil Taylor.

The design includes two coffered Starscape ceilings, a curved row of cinema seats, additional raised seating area and feature LED lighting. Motorised blackout blinds manage light levels from windows on the rear wall, and an in-wall recess was created to house a slide-out equipment rack. For operation, a Control4 system was implemented.

Speakers are from KEF: three Ci3160RL-THX in-walls mounted behind the screen, and six Ci200RR-THX units in the ceiling (the front two for Dolby Atmos). Fine-tuning, including bass management of the theatre's dual Velodyne subwoofers, was achieved through Dirac Live room calibration via an Arcam AVR550. Content is provided by a Sky Q PVR, Apple TV 4K box and an Arcam Blu-ray player.

The generous room size allowed for a curved front row of six Palladio recliners, plus extra seating space around the bar area

The cinema's smart lighting system includes bias lighting for the fixed-frame projector screen, and a twin star ceiling separated by a ceiling coffer that's also used to house downlighters

With the family's children now teenagers, this former 'games room' now has a bespoke bar

Installer Info

Majik House

Kit Checklist

JVC: DLA-X5500 projector
ISS: 3m-wide fixed-frame projector screen with acoustic fabric
Arcam: AVR550 AV receiver; FMJ P429 power amplifier; FMJ UDP411 disc player
Velodyne: 2 x SPL-1200 Ultra subwoofers
KEF: 3 x Ci3160RL-THX in-wall speakers; 6 x Ci200RR-THX in-ceiling speakers
Apple: Apple TV 4K
Sky: Sky Q Silver PVR
QMotion: 2 x Zigbee controlled blackout blinds
Middle Atlantic:Slide-out kit rack
Control4: Room control and automation
Palladio: Seating
Hollianna Interiors: Custom designed bar