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Posted July 30, 2012 by admin in Exclusive
 
 

Exclusive: Inside Theo’s HGTV “Million Dollar” Theaters

Here are exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at the two theaters featured on Theo’s most recent appearances on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms—the brand-new Paradiso and the legendary Ziegfeld. Below are video of his appearances, Theo’s reflections on the Ziegfeld, photo galleries, looks at the new tech featured in both theaters, and an exclusive sneak peek at the soon-to-be-unveiled Rugby Theater.

The Ziegfeld: Then, Now & Beyond

Theo calls the Ziegfeld his first “real” theater—the first theater where his talents and the execution matched his aspirations. Almost 25 years later, HGTV considered the Ziegfeld dazzling—and contemporary—enough to feature on Theo’s second appearance on Million Dollar Rooms. Below, he muses on the genesis and history of his first gem and offers a glimpse of the new theater he’s creating for Ziegfeld owners Barry and Isabel Knispel—the Rugby.

—Michael Gaughn

Theo Kalomirakis: The Ziegfeld was my third theater. But it was the first theater I did that I thought was worthy of photography.

Michael Gaughn: And it’s now being featured on HGTV, which means it’s stood the test of time.

TK: That’s mostly because people have become very stingy and don’t give up the space I need. If this theater was just the theater and nothing else, it would be nothing…. 
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Photos by: Tobias Morgan Studio

Equipment List

PROJECTION SYSTEM

DIGITAL PROJECTION
Titan 1080p/3D-P projector with TheaterScope lens package
digitalprojection.com 

STEWART FILMSCREEN
155-inch CineCurve screen
stewartfilmscreen.com

LUMAGEN
Radiance XE-3D video processor
lumagen.com 

CONTROL SYSTEM

CRESTRON system
with Isys TPS-6X 5.7-inch touchscreen controller
crestron.com

SPEAKER SYSTEM

JBL SYNTHESIS system with:
(3) K2 S9900 front speakers
(4) S1S-EX 18-inch subwoofers
(4) S820 subwoofer amps
SDEC4500P / SDEC4500X equalization
jblsynthesis.com

(4) REVEL Gem 2 surround speakers
revelspeakers.com

MARK LEVINSON
No502 surround-sound preamplifier and (3) No53 monoblock front-channel amplifiers
marklevinson.com 

(2) KRELL
Evolution 402 stereo amplifiers (for surround channels)
krellonline.com 

SOURCE COMPONENTS

(4) KALEIDESCAPE
video servers and (7) M500 video players
kaleidescape.com

S1DIGITAL
video server
s1digital.com 

Also: Blu-ray Disc player, DirecTV satellite receiver, Cablevision cable receiver, Apple TV, laserdisc and D-VHS players, and Sirius XM Radio tuner

MISC. GEAR

PS AUDIO
PowerPlay IPC-9000 power conditioner
psaudio.com

APC
SUA 1500RM2U uninterruptible power supply
apc.com

PAKEDGE
network access points
pakedge.com 

STRAIGHTWIRE
cables
straightwire.com 

MIDDLE ATLANTIC
equipment racks
middleatlantic.com 

LITETOUCH
lighting system
litetouch.com

CINEMATECH
theater chairs
mycinematech.com