Bold. Powerful. Dynamic
Award Winning Theater Designers
Co-founder / Partner
Keith Willis began his career in the music industry. He worked with such artists as Prince, Chick Corea, and Lee Ritenour to name a few.
As a Principal and Co-founder of Innovative Theatres, Keith has accomplished a wide range of commercial and residential projects.
Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA -Art and Design) and THX/Lucas Film.
He is the main creative force in design and engineering at Innovative Theatres.
a recognized industry leader in private & commercial theater design/installation.
Our award-winning team of designers, technicians, and skilled production professionals combine to provide our clients with complete project support from concept to completion.
What We Do
Today it is now possible to get the same performance level from a private home theater as public cinemas. This includes ultra high performing home theaters to home cinemas such as IMAX..
Innovative Theatres is a world-class, private cinema design and build firm with extensive experience in customized installations for the discerning client.. Innovative Theatres provides state-of-the-art home theater equipment with complete installation services. In addition, we offer comprehensive interior planning and fabrication,
We transform any room into a beautiful new home theater with our design services and installation.
Screening Room technology has never been more advanced and accessible to private institutions and the public than right now.
The technology of commercial cinema presentation is currently at historic crossroads. Digital Cinema, or D Cinema, has replaced film projection technology for the presentation of visual media. Delivered via hard-drive, the program content (movie) is then accessed by a digitally encrypted “key”.
Also, there has been a considerable evolution in audio as we move from legacy 5.1 and 7.1 to Auro 3D, Dolby ATMOS, and the upcoming DTS X. These audio formats allow for the installation of additional layers of speakers to create” immersive audio” or Auro 3D,
Inspired by current technology, the private home theater has become an essential addition to today’s home remodel and new home construction. It is a ‘must-have’ for modern luxury homes.
Our home theater services provide an all-inclusive and turnkey home theater design and build experience. Services include Initial design, procurement, fabrication and installation.
In Addition, we offer top-flite electronics systems throughout the home. By design, it ensures a seemless and finished look that compliments your existing interior design.
Theater Design & Planning
Innovative Theatres has designed and produced extensive projects the world over. Evaluation and Design is an essential first step in any project. Whether a plan review for a new structure or a job-walk of an existing site, this early understanding of the theater project and its unique details will determine a host of decisions down the line.
Further, a well-rounded theater interior design program addresses motif and style elements:, color, materials, and personal comfort.. Many design elements to be addressed and blended into a cohesive, well-functioning concept for any private theater or commercial screening room.
Procurement & Project Management
Project Management and Skilled Installation is the center point of Innovative Theatres’ unique single-source approach to Theater Design and Construction. Upon completing and approving project plans, Innovative Theatres’ management team starts and organizes all construction phases, procurement, custom fabrication, and on-site materials installation.
We fabricate and finish many of the Innovative Theatres custom products ‘off site’ for fast and efficient installation and minimal disruption on site. Upon project completion, our designers and technicians provide a complete and through esthetic and technical walk-through with hands-on instruction for complete theater operations.
Theater Technical Installation
Technology behind screening room and home theater sound differs from other forms of sound reproduction. The current standard for high-quality theater audio is 5.1 and 7.1 logic (surround) sound. This system distributes five distinct channels from the movie soundtrack to a series of front, side, and rear speakers throughout the theater.
Quantum Logic 3D (immersive) sound and other surround sounds codecs are now appearing on the technology horizon. QLS technology involves a further separation of the sound field .
Acoustics play an essential role in each theater project and have two special applications. First, Acoustical Isolation:. This term refers to the control of sound produced by the home theater system to limit or eliminate its intrusion into adjacent areas and keep noise from adjacent areas from entering the private theater. A wealth of products and techniques are available to address Acoustical Isolation; Next: Acoustical Treatment, which refers to the control and “shaping” of sound within the Screening Room or Home Theater. The goal is to eliminate the unwanted echoes and reverberations that compromise the broadcast material’s true, intended fidelity. As with isolation, a host of products and applications are available to use.
Lighting & Technology
Commercial and residential Theater Lighting and Control Systems are essential in the finish’ of any project. Innovative Theatres actively strives to fashion a lighting plan appropriate to the design and architecture. Theater Sound, Electronics, and Projection are, without a doubt, the fastest developing segment in the theater design business. This can be a moving target, so each new project requires a thorough review of product specifications to assure that the component selection is the most advanced and appropriate to fit the clients’ needs.
What Defines Us
Innovative Theatres began as an exclusive boutique home theater design firm serving the elite residences of Southern California. Our unique single-point design, engineering, and management approach have attracted residential and commercial theater clients from all corners of the globe. As frequently noted by Innovative Theatres principal Keith Willis, “We are one of the few firms that have architectural and interior designers and audio and video electronics engineers working together.”. Solving the inherent challenges of seamlessly blending fine design details with constantly developing electronics technology has proven to be a key element to our success.
Hall of Fame Award
America Society of Interior Design (ASID)
Each year the Los Angeles chapter of ASID selects one company within the interior design industry for inclusion into their Hall Of Fame.
Innovative Theatres Film Festival
Innovative Theatres will conduct its yearly Innovative Film Festival July 16/17/18 2021
Most Creative Design
Los Angeles Design Mart
The prestigious Los Angeles Design Mart presented Innovative Theatres the Most Creative for its Titanic themed movie theater.
Best of L.A.
Best Theater Design Company
LA’s channel KTLA entertainment series “Best of LA” recognized Innovative Theatres as a leader in Home Cinema Design. Featured in this Best of LA segment, Caroline discusses our process and her experience collaborating with us.