Over 20 Years of Creating the
Finest Home Cinema Experience
CinemaTech is Founded
In 1998, when a neighbor of CinemaTech’s founder, Michael Murphy, was looking for a quality seat for his home cinema, little did Michael know that this would turn into a 20-year success story. Michael and his business partner traveled to Germany, meeting the famed designer to create what soon became the Valentino.
Valentino Makes its CEDIA Debut
CinemaTech debuts the legendary Valentino German Incliner at CEDIA, receiving rave reviews. It is believed that this was the start of the luxury home cinema seating industry.
CinemaTech Introduces Its Theater Design Department
With the introduction of the Theater Design Department, CinemaTech was able to provide expert design services, specifically for the home cinema. CinemaTech’s Theater Design Department was created to help A/V Integrators, Architects and Designers properly plan for correct sight-lines, seating arrangements and sound quality to create the finest experience.
Acoustic Room Systems (ARS) Joins the CinemaTech Family
After years of partnering on numerous home cinema installations, CinemaTech acquires ARS and becomes the exclusive supplier of the patented acoustical treatment. The acquisition of ARS was another game-changing moment for CinemaTech; as it was able to offer its world-class design services around a product that provides the absolute best acoustic performance with endless design potential.
CinemaTech Launches ACT II Incliners
CinemaTech expands its product offering to include incliners made in the USA. This expansion allowed CinemaTech to offer unique customization to its Incliner collection with a reduced lead time.
CinemaTech's Design Service Program is Created
With many successful theater designs completed for projects around the world, CinemaTech introduced an innovative way for homeowners to create and visualize their home theater. The Design Service Program enables clients to see their theater in 2D CAD drawings and photo realistic 3D renderings before making the complete theater room purchase.
CinemaTech Launches ACT II Sofas
CinemaTech continues its US expansion with the addition of luxury home-cinema sofas. By offering luxury, performance, home-cinema sofas, CinemaTech is able to offer a complete seating arrangement for any type of theater or media room.
CinemaTech Launches Ready-to-Order M3
With the success of the Act I and Act II seat offerings, CinemaTech launched an “in-stock” seating program. This highly successful seat, modeled after the Act II Mezzanine, is offered in black or brown top-grain leather within a simple configuration while still maintaining the same build quality of the Act II line.
CinemaTech Introduces the Estrella
CinemaTech’s introduction of the German Estella Sofa changed the game, again, for the home-cinema industry. Featuring a separate motorized headrest, exclusive European styling, built on German engineering, the Estrella quickly became a crowd favorite.
CinemaTech Opens Its California Experience Center
By opening its California showroom in the prestigious Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CinemaTech was able to provide stronger, first-hand support to the West-Coast market. Since opening the showroom in 2017, CinemaTech has been become the preferred seating, acoustical treatment and design partner in California.
CinemaTech Opens Its Florida Experience Center
CinemaTech’s Florida showroom at DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas) was long awaited! Responding to an exceptionally high demand for its legendary seating, acoustical treatment and design services, CinemaTech’s Florida showroom presents its expansive seating offering in conjunction with Planar’s world-class screens.
CinemaTech Opens its 4th Experience Center
Partnering with Momentum Group, in Denver, CO, CinemaTech established its 4th experience center. Clients, Designers and AV Integrators can visit the Denver, CO location to not only experience CinemaTech products, but also a full line of technology represented by Momentum Group.
CinemaTech Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
When CinemaTech brought the Valentino to market 20 years ago, it became the start of a revolution within the home theater market. Never before had a high-quality, performance theater seat, with stunning looks been created for a home cinema. 20 years later, CinemaTech continues to be the leader in creating the world’s finest home cinema experiences.
CinemaTech Launches Chorus Open Space Acoustical Treatments
After spending the first 20 years mainly in the theater room, CinemaTech continues to get requests for treatments for other rooms in the home to hide large, high performance speakers as well as reduce the annoying echo that is created with hardwood and tile floors, large windows and hard surfaces. With the addition of Chorus, CinemaTech can now treat areas that are 16’ tall by 50’ wide without a seam.
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