Over 20 Years of Creating the

Finest Home Cinema Experience

  • 1998

    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.

  • 1999

    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.

  • 2003

    CinemaTech Introduces Its 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 arrangement and sound quality to create the finest experience.

  • 2005

    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 it’s world-class design services around a product that provides the absolute best acoustic performance with endless design potential.

  • 2008

    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 offering with a reduced lead time. 

  • 2012

    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.

  • 2014

    CinemaTech Launches Ready-to-Order M3

    With the success of the ACT I and ACT II seat offering, 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.

  • 2017

    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.

  • 2017

    CinemaTech Opens Its California Showroom

    By opening it’s California showroom in Los Angeles, 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.

  • 2017

    CinemaTech Opens Its Florida Showroom

    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 Plannar’s world-class screens.

  • 2018

    CinemaTech Opens its 4th Showroom

    Partnering with Moment Group, in Denver, CO, CinemaTech established its 4th experience center. End-users, designers and dealers can visit the Denver CO location to not only experience CinemaTech products, but also a full line of technology represented by Momentum Group.

  • 2019

    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.


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