The Stag: Skywalker-inspired Home Theater


If you've ever watched MTV's Cribs you know fabulous home theaters are a dime a dozen - or maybe it's a bagillion dimes a dozen. I'm usually not that impressed (I mean, they usually just look like dark rooms with leather chairs and a big screen, so if you can't actually watch a movie in it how can you tell how spectacular it is?)

I changed my mind after I got a second look at this doozy of a theater, which is demo based on "The Stag" - the theater at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch. Created by Johann Peters of Charisma Productions, the 16-seat demo theater features THX home components and speakers, a pro-grade JVC digital projector, JBL subs and Crown amps and a Mackie mixing console. It's not exactly like the original, which seats 300, but it has the same clean Art Deco lines, color scheme and obligatory Star Wars paraphernalia. The theater cost $100,000 to put together.

"I originally came up with the idea after I attended THX Certification training at Skywalker Ranch in 2000," said Peters. "You only have to see a film once to know why I decided to model our room after 'The Stag' on Skywalker Ranch."

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