A movie theater and a media room—they’re technically the same thing, right? You can watch a movie in a media room, and you consume media (movies) in a movie theater. So why do professionals in the audio visual industry like Audferworld use two different terms to talk about the same thing?

Well, because in reality, media rooms and movie theaters aren’t the same. While they may serve a similar purpose, their construction and designs make them respectively useful for different businesses. Aufderworld, providers of both movie theater projection rooms and media rooms, has the scoop below. Read on to find out which one is the right fit for you.

Movie Theaters: Cozy and Technical

Movie theaters, as their name suggests, are quite similar to their big-screen counterparts. Specialized and sophisticated, they boast top-notch audio visual design, rows of seats, and a general comfortable feel. They’re spaces solely to enjoy the latest flick or television episode, meaning they can go all out on that purpose—think no windows, soundproof walls, the works.

Media Rooms: Warm Gathering Spaces

Whereas movie theaters are the specialized experts, media rooms are the jacks of all trades. Sure, you can watch a movie in them and have a grand old time, but you can also use them to casually gather, entertain, or simply to hang out by yourself. Media rooms tend to double as living spaces; envision a living room but on a grander, more luxurious scale.

What’s Right for me?

That depends on what your business needs out of the tech! Aufderworld can provide the pinnacle of excellence in installation for both, so don’t fret on that front, but here’s our take on these two tech-laden “twins:”

Media Rooms: For Those Looking for Community

Not that you can’t make a community using a movie theater—that’s perfectly possible too! But the openness and multi-use potential of a media room lend it to a variety of local events. Set up donuts there for an office party or rent it out to your college-age tenants for their club events. If you’ve got groups raring to use the space, a media room is perfect.

Movie Theaters: For Those Looking for a Luxurious Experience

Not that media rooms can’t provide that, of course. Leather upholstery and awesome control panels do wonders for a place’s pizazz! But if you’re looking to provide tenants or guests with that true ritzy experience, with a space that’s fit for date nights, your space is just begging for a movie theater.

Can’t Decide? Aufderworld Is Here to Help

Our talented team of audio-visual consultants and commercial TV installation pros will revamp your space into a perfectly business-boosting hub! Give our Minneapolis office a call today at 763-233-7700.