The closest most of us will get to the Oscars is watching them on TV at home come Sunday. But some Washingtonians take that idea to new heights thanks to outrageous home theaters. From plush stadium seating to projector screens and surround sound, these in-house cinemas have our vote.
1) Pour yourself a drink at the bar and sink into one of the plush leather seats for the showing. 730 Old Hunt Way in Herndon is listed at $663,900. Find the complete listing here.
2) This screen may not be the size of a public theater screen, but from the front row, the effect is pretty close. 1031 Carper St. in McLean is listed at $2.399 million. Find the complete listing here.
3) With dart boards on the wall and a retractable screen, this room is more man cave than home theater but still pretty sleek. 3876 Wertz Dr. in Woodbridge is listed at $374,900. Find the complete listing here.
4) This home theater wins for the best use of stylish built-ins around the massive flat-screen. 5949 2nd St. S. in Arlington is listed at $699,900. Find the complete listing here.
5) Thanks to the forest green walls and banner, this room feels straight out of Hogwarts, but we’re loving the wide leather armchairs parked in front of the wide projection screen. 6500 Old Dominion Dr. in McLean is listed at $1.125 million. Find the complete listing here.
6) This home’s use of stadium seating and surround sound is totally award-worthy. 7121 Natelli Woods La. in Bethesda is listed at $3.699 million. Find the complete listing here.
7) We’re giving this home cinema the Best Imitation of a Real Theater award for its use of floor lights, dark carpeting, and columns. 8200 Kingsgate Rd. in Potomac is listed at $1.898 million. Find the compete listing here.
8) The ceiling projector and classic movie posters set the scene for this home cinema.11513 Dalyn Ter. in Potomac is listed at $21 million. Find the complete listing here.
9) Stadium seating is made better when “seating” means cushy leather armchairs. 17204 Silver Charm Pl., in Leesburg is listed at $1.149 million. Find the complete listing here.
10) There’s plenty of floor space in this spacious home theater for blankets, pillows, and large bowls of popcorn. 19684 Stanford Hall Pl. in Ashburn is listed at $875,000. Find the complete listing here.