“Pirates” Theme Theater Unveiled By Elite Home Theater Seating

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Private Batcaves and Pirate Lairs: $2.5 Million Theme Theater in Florida Reflects a Growing Trend in Moviegoing

Pirate Theme Theater Back View

Pirate Themed Home Theater Designed by Elite HTS

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the raucous pounding of mugs to tabletops and “Yo-ho-ho” sing-alongs.

Jack Sparrow and the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film have created such a furor that one homeowner in southern Florida has done something of an extreme makeover on his property. With the assistance of Elite Home Theater Seating, he will be converting a sizeable portion of his residence into a luxurious theater complex intended to harken back to the days of high-seas swashbuckling. $2.5 million in the making, the complex includes a paved entrance way (complete with ticket booth), a Pirate tavern, and a theater that is situated on the deck of a Pirate Ship—the whole looking as if it were conjured out of Treasure Island.

And this Florida film enthusiast isn’t alone. Bobby Bala, President and CEO of Elite Home Theater Seating has conceptualized and designed other similar projects for other clients, his first foray into theme theaters being a Batcave. “The Batcave was originally just a fun side project. With my previous background in computer animation and video game design, it was right up my alley. Some of our clients saw the Batcave design, and they requested us to create and design original theme theaters for them. Though our primary focus is still the manufacturing of Custom Home Theater Seats, our new Theme Theater division has evolved into a supplementary part of our business, with our new “Pirates” design being our latest creation.”

The entrance to the Florida theater will be captivatingly Old World, a cross between a 17th -century drinking hole for the Most Wanted of the High Seas, and a box office. The gas lanterns wink torch-like, casting a faint glow that adds a warmth and dramatic contrast to the heavy, embossed double doors, and the rough-hewn stone of the floor and walls. The hand-painted ceiling canvases simulate a stormy Caribbean sky even though the complex is completely indoors. As one approaches the ticket booth, it isn’t clear whether admission is being gained to an upscale home outside Palm Beach or a 17th-century stockade.

The tavern/theater lobby inside the entrance is almost entirely in candlelight, which the heavy dark wood of the bar, tables and chairs, seems to enfeeble. Just the sort of dusky ambiance one associates with fugitives and anonymously greedy rum guzzling, yet so utterly warm and charming as to temper even the most savage soul. “I believe our designers have managed to strike just the right note for the client’s requests which include a room filled with character and soul, yet still warm and inviting.” adds Bala.

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the raucous pounding of mugs to tabletops and “Yo-ho-ho” sing-alongs.

And then there is the magnificent theater itself—with spacious and plush theater chairs filling up the deck, white sails draped overhead, the heavy lines of the rigging profusely networked and knotted throughout, and the beautifully weathered timbers on all sides of a “vessel” apparently buffeted more than once by sea, storm, and the strain of battle. “We wanted it to be a complete experience. We want our client to feel like a kid again, and escape into the fantasy world of their favorite films so that the cinematic experience may be vastly deepened.”

Note : Included with this article are 2 images of the theater/ship deck. To view additional images including the Pirate Tavern, Theater Entrance and our previous Batcave project, please visit the Elite Home Theater Seating website at http://www.elitehometheaterseating.com

About Elite Home Theater Seating – Elite Home Theater Seating, founded in 2003, is a manufacturer of custom, hand made theater seating. To learn more about the company and their offerings, visit http://www.elitehometheaterseating.com or contact them directly at 1-800-490-1595. Direct line: 604-575-8310


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