English Pub Theater


DelChester Contractor of the Year – Home Theater & Media Rooms

NARI- Regional Contractor of the Year – Region 1 – Home Theater & Media Rooms under $150,000

NARI – National Contractor of the Year 2013 – Home Theater & Media Rooms under $150,000


CEPro, January 2014, “Neat-O: Basement Transforms into English Pub-style Home Theater

Project Summary

Our client wanted an elegant movie palace style home theater that worked to complement the English pub theme that was to be the focus of the balance of the basement. We needed to design the theater within the space parameters developed by the architect. Our goal was to not have any audio video components visible in the room. The components were located in a hidden closet, while speakers were hidden behind acoustically transparent fabric in the proscenium and columns. The back bar counter top was constructed with a rail to conceal low voltage lights that can provide ambient light during a movie but not interfere with the video quality.

Special Construction Details

Hidden Components

We located the audio video components in an in-wall closet and fabricated an acoustical panel door to hide the components from view.

English Pub closet construction
English Pub equip closet

Theater Entrance

The entrance includes two pocket doors flanked by decorative columns; step lights accent the area.

English Pub theater entrance
English Pub theater doors

Remaining Basement Area

Our in-house cabinet shop designed and fabricated oak wainscoting and decorative oak columns covering lolly columns for the remaining 2600 sq ft basement.

English Pub basement
English Pub wainscoting