In the grand tradition of
movie palaces like the Raymond Theater and the Beaux Arts Theatre of St.
Paul, Minnesota, Dennis Felling, President of Beaux Arts Associates,
built his personal dream theatre in his basement.
This is one of my favorite home theatres. I
first saw it in a 1999 issue of the now unfortunately defunct, but
wonderful Home Theater Interiors Magazine.
striking is how realistic it looks. The illusion of genuiness, as though
you were really at a 1920's movie palace, is powerful. Felling says he has
a particular talent for making small spaces appear to be larger than they
are by using space effectively. From what I've seen, I certainly agree.
Even in photo spreads, his entrance to the Beaux Arts is totally