This over-the-top home theater is located in an Indianapolis, IN mansion and has it all! Modeled after the Mayfair theater in Asbury Park, NJ, this exquisite setup includes a box office, lobby, restroom and concession stand. The lobby boasts limestone steps, limestone walls, a fiber-optic ceiling, antique-style marquee and a ticket booth. The concession stand features a display case with candy, antique cash register and a 1940s Manley popcorn machine. One of the most unique features of this home theater, which sets it aside from most, is that is also has a restroom!  The restroom features two-way mirrors with 19-inch Sharp LCD TVs behind them so that guests don’t have to miss the movie. The theater room itself measures 20″ x 20″ and features 12 plush seats, a gallery and a bar area.

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  • Kenny Forder

    Love the layout of this home theater! Also, having a restroom is a great amenity. You don’t see many restrooms in private home theaters!




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  • Sean

    Amazing theater and attention to detail by Mr. Von Grimmenstein. Maybe the 2nd best authentic style theater in the region. Obviously Scott Jones’ theater is the top dog and one of the best in the world (see below for more info). A lot of money went into this amazing theater if you consider it sits on Geist reservoir (Thunder Bay) with the potential for flooding. Big risk.
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    Scott Jones home (his son Andrew gives a tour on MTV Cribs) The house is in the 1st video.
    http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/332959/all-automatic.jhtml#id=1602338

    2nd video is also more about the house with the theater showing up at the 11:15 mark
    http://www.mtv.com/videos/mtv-cribs-teen-cribs-ep-1-and-2/1602338/playlist.jhtml#vid=332960




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  • Oliver

    SUCH a sweet home theatre!!! Probably one of the, if not THE, best home theatre i have ever seen.

    However, 20″ x 20″ is kind of small unless you’re a Barbie, dont you think Kenny? 🙂




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    • Kenny Forder

      Haha, it’s not THAT small.




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  • Mark

    Someone has a fetish for theatres lately…




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    • Kenny Forder

      LOL I sure do 😉




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  • Iemand

    Nothing beats a night out in watching a peace of movie history on a big screen, great sound and some nice snacks.




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  • Daniel

    It’s pretty 😀




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    • NOVA Ben

      You really need to condense your comments more, they’re way too rambling 😉




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  • richvanc

    It’s pretty…f%*#^^g outrageous! 😉




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  • Brian

    This is truly spectacular, but I wonder how often it is actually used. But it’s probably worth it just for showing visitors on the house tour. And Kenny, let me put in a request for future research: Conservatories. Maybe you could post some on a slow mansion day sometime.




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  • T Man

    Is this Michael Bolton’s place? I heard he was a real cinephile…




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  • NOVA Ben

    Pretty amazing theater, but for me it has the same problem many other home theaters have. A theater needs a wet bar or snack bar inside it, but many of the other features of high-end theaters include things like a “ticket booth” and a “concession stand” and antique popcorn machines…it all just comes across as extremely cheesy to me. Nobody actually USES a ticket booth or concession stand in their home theater, it’s just a visual flourish. I know, I know, these things are major parts of a theater’s decor, but I just think it’s a little too cheesy.




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  • Onions

    I’m going to give this a nice 9.75/10. It is absolutely gorgeous with near flawless functionality. The only things I would alter are:

    1. making the concession stand a combo concession/wet bar. There’s way too much candy and it would just look a lot better with some nice bottles in those shelves. If you wanna enjoy a nice bottle of wine or a cold brew with your flick then you shouldn’t have to venture through the whole house to fetch it.

    2. putting flat screens in the bathroom to avoid missing scenes in a movie is a great idea but, along those lines, might as well add a few more along the walls on the way to the bathroom. This way you don’t miss anything. If you’re a first-time Godfather (1 or 2) watcher or viewing an episode of 24 then all it takes is a few lost seconds to throw you off.




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  • Joejoe509

    Very nice!! Throw in some comfier chairs or sofas here and there (I would like the option to snuggle) and I’m sold. It’s opulent without being too over the top. I love the antique touches. The bathroom is a great idea simply for the true feel of a real theater. One does not need to leave the cozy theater area to use the facilities. I could give or take the TV in bathroom – big whoop. If you’re watching a movie while on the toilet, you’re taking way too long. I agree that the ticket booth and the concession stand concept could use some tweaking by someone far more creative than myself. But I don’t think you should replace them – just make them more “practical” and usable.

    Nice work Kenny!

    P.S. My wife and I were dreaming of our mansion including a theater like this one. We thought it would be fun to have a whole basement that looks like an typical antique main street.




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    • NOVA Ben

      It’s been featured on this site before, but check out the virtual tour of this property located in Potomac, MD. I’m referring mainly to the basement of the home, it has a pretty neat theme along the lines of what you were describing in your “p.s.” 😉
      All of it is completely pointless, of course, but cool nonetheless.




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      • Kenny Forder

        Where’s the link?? lol




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  • Critic

    Wowza…
    Certainly over the top, but it works
    http://realestated.blogspot.com/




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