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.
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
Titan 1080p/3D-P projector with TheaterScope lens package
155-inch CineCurve screen
Radiance XE-3D video processor
with Isys TPS-6X 5.7-inch touchscreen controller
JBL SYNTHESIS system with:
(3) K2 S9900 front speakers
(4) S1S-EX 18-inch subwoofers
(4) S820 subwoofer amps
SDEC4500P / SDEC4500X equalization
(4) REVEL Gem 2 surround speakers
No502 surround-sound preamplifier and (3) No53 monoblock front-channel amplifiers
Evolution 402 stereo amplifiers (for surround channels)
video servers and (7) M500 video players
Also: Blu-ray Disc player, DirecTV satellite receiver, Cablevision cable receiver, Apple TV, laserdisc and D-VHS players, and Sirius XM Radio tuner
PowerPlay IPC-9000 power conditioner
SUA 1500RM2U uninterruptible power supply
network access points