How Much Does a Home Theater Cost?

When we first started this business in 2005, home theaters were somewhat rare and only the very expense homes had them. Today home theaters are much more common and many people have at least visited one in a store demo, or in the home of a friend. Home theaters are sometimes called “media rooms” since they are used for watching media other than movies, like sporting events, video games, music videos, television programs, etc.

One of the first questions people asks is how much does a home theater cost? That is like asking how much a boat costs, or how much an automobile costs. I have built theater rooms from the mid teens to over $100,000. The best approach is to figure out how much you would like to invest and then work with a company that can help you make the most of your budget. Elegant Home Theaters can work with a wide variety of budgets.

Back to the question of cost, (16’W x 20’L x 9’H room example) for a dedicated Private Home Theater or Cinema using high end professional equipment, project design and management, acoustical wall panels on all walls, ceiling panels, AV equipment rack, RF remote control system with lighting control, audio and video calibration, all labor and training of your family to us the theater.

  • For a Media Room the cost starts at $18,000 (Front Acoustical Panels Only)
  • For a Private Home Theater the cost starts around $40,000
  • For a Private Cinema the cost starts around $75,000

Elegant Home Theaters specializes in custom home theaters and private Cinemas. That means the theater is customized to fit your desires and your budget. We don’t try to cookie cutter something that doesn’t really fit. Every customer is different. We have an interview process to find out what matters to you and custom design the system that fits you perfectly.

We have the experience, the tools and the training to design and install even the very high-­‐end state of the art home theaters. No matter what size your job is, give us a call today and setup an appointment, then let us know what your dreams are!

For more information about Room Acoustic’s, Sound Proofing, AC System Design and HVAC Systems for home theaters please visit our Home Theater Resource Page.