Home Cinemas in times of COVID-19

Updated: May 20

Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on how we watch movies. Cinemas have been closed, film festivals have been cancelled or postponed, and film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. With cinemas closing and millions of people around the world trapped at home in quarantine, what affect has it had on our viewing habits?



The coronavirus outbreak has put much of the world on lockdown, with many resorting to exploring new hobbies and activities, or rekindling familiar ones. However, a handful of entertainment platforms, such as Netflix and Disney+ have been among the few companies experiencing an increase in demand. The beginning of the new decade has been marked with a sudden shock in the way media is being consumed among all demographics.


As society becomes temporarily withdrawn, TV and movies have been there for us all as a source of trusted information and much-needed distraction. Viewers have most likely broaden their tastes, tried new things, and fit watching into times of the day it wasn’t before. TV has been there to satisfy our need for comfort, to connect and to escape.


With high-profile movie releases being postponed, such as the latest James Bond instalment, No Time to Die, Peter Rabbit 2, A Quiet Place Part II and Fast & Furious 9 as well as people self-isolating, we’re now trapped at home with hours to fill like never before. In other words, conditions are perfect for a marathon binge-watch of old or new favourites.


It also creates the perfect opportunity for film lovers and movie goers to create their very own home cinema, perfect for binge-watching series or falling in love with old or new blockbusters in the comfort of their own home. It is a space that brings families together and enables them to connect and escape from what is going on in the outside world.


With the current global situation, going to your local cinema may not be an option in the near future. A home cinema negates all of that and brings the experience of cinema to your home, without the issue of closed movie theatres and social distancing rules. It also allows you to relax and even watch movies in your pyjamas. With Universal even stating they may be releasing movies on-demand at the same time as in theatres, you won’t even have to wait which means, premiere screenings in the comfort of your own home!


In addition to all the obvious advantages, luxury home cinemas are undoubtedly on trend. An interior designed media room is a functional space guaranteed to improve and add value to your home as well as bring joy and fun to family and friends, movie-lovers or gamers, sports watchers and TV series bingers.


If you’ve an idea or design in mind, or want to learn more about how Vanilla Sky can help make your home cinema design ideas into reality, contact us on 0330 058 8200 or drop us an email at info@vanillasky.co.uk.


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