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Rapallo Cinemascope Home Cinema build in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand (15 photos)(5.0) (28 ratings)
My Cinemascope home cinema was built as an extension to the rear of an 1865 Victorian Villa in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. I named it the “State” in remembrance to the art deco State theatre which once proudly stood at the entrance to the Village of Devonport . My cinema was built at the rear of the house and connected to the house by a breezeway. The construction is timber frame with exterior weather boards. Double sound GIB Board walls and ceiling are held away from the timber frame with resilient channel. Green Glue was used between the two layers of GIB on the walls and ceiling and everything is insulated with sound batts. Concrete floor construction overlaid with a floating timber floor. The raised stepped seating also floats over the timber floor and none of the timbers are anyway attached to the concrete slab.
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The breezeway leads into a small foyer with French doors out to the garden. The foyer houses all the equipment behind cupboards and the projector is installed in one large one above the equipment.
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The projector noise is isolated from the cinema from this vented cupboard and projects through a port glass.
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Screen wall with cutouts for the three front Klipsch THX speakers, above two ceiling mounted HIGH speakers when using DSX Audyssey. Front side walls show cavity with removable panels where main curtain recesses behind.
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Schneider Anamorphic M lens mounted on a Cineslide infront of the Mitsubishi HC9000 which has resently been replaced by the e-shift JVC RS65.
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The entrance to the cinema foyer is via the breezeway which is connected to the dining area of the main house. Down three stairs to the foyer which houses all the projection, automation and sound equipment behind closed doors. The foyer has three sets of doors which lead to the garden. The STATE sign is engraved on Perspex and lit with RBG LED strip lighting that slowly changes colour.
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All the equipment is housed behind a wall of cupboards in the cinema foyer adjacent to the back wall of the auditorium. The projector and lighting DMX are housed in a large vented cupboard above the AV rack. Two sets of separate stairs lead into the auditorium on either side of the cabinetry.
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The style of my cinema is modern, this I modeled from the 1958 Odeon Cinema Auckland City where I was once a projectionist. The size of the room (6M long x 4M wide) lends itself to a minimal “modern design” without too much decoration, it’s timeless and helps create a space which looks much larger than what it really is. The colours I used are dark burgundy walls and midnight blue/black ceilings. Carpets are dark chocolate brown and the wall panels are avocado green. There are four wall panels on each side wall and these are made of MDF with warm white LED tucked in behind each panel. The main curtain is crushed Velvet almond colour, which is lit by RGB LED top and bottom. As the curtain opens it disappears at right angles into the side walls, complicated yes but it does work, plus it allows for a larger ScopE screen. The curtain lighting can be set to automatically change a multitude of colours, slowly dissolving from one to the other over a period of 1.5 mins. With this setup I can do all sorts of “old fashioned” real cinema like presentations, overture, and entr’actes, colour changes and re-create the drama before the main feature. The masking is set with three auto stops, 4:3, 16:9 and 2:37 ScopE and when that is activated the anamorphic lens, sledge and stretch all happen simultaneously. Everything is operated from the ipad at the comfort of my own seat in the back row. This seamless presentation makes the magic of cinema really come alive!
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All speakers (Klipsch THX ) are concealed in the ceiling and walls as I didn’t want boxes showing to detract from the clean lines. Two Velodyne subs and two Clarke Synthesis (under two rows of seats) make up the 9.4 sound. There are three rows of stepped seating each containing four seats making a total of twelve high back tip-up seats. The screen is 140” AT scope screen with the three fronts in behind. Above the screen on the ceiling are two high speakers which really add a big sound stage, all this is powered by the Integra DCH 80.2 & DTA 70.1.
The cinema took almost twelve months to build and most certainly was a real labor of love. There were very little changes from the original designs which were planned six months before the build started.
145” acoustic 2.37 scope screen.
Automated side masking Goelst 6200 - 4:3, 16:9 & Scope
Goelst 6200 Electric Curtain track
Oppo BDP-95 x 2
Lumagen Raidiance XS
Schneider Anamorphic “M” lens
Backstage speakers 3x ea KLC-KL7800 THX
Surround speakers 4x ea KLC-KS7502 THX
Presence speakers2x pr KLC-CDT5650C
Clarke Synthesis 2x TST429 Platinum Transducer + Monoblock 5.3 Amp
2x Velodyne Subwoofers V-SCIFIC SUB
1x Velodyne V-SC1250E AMP – 1250 watt
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