Design - Build - Service

An Exemplary End Result

“We engaged Innovative Theatres at the design phase so they could interact with our architect from the start. This worked perfectly and was highly advantageous for Innovative Theatres to design, fabricate, and install the entire project within their single company. They have experts in architecture to interiors, electronics to automation.  We have found the Innovative in-house coordinated approach to be exceedingly efficient” 

Paul Tyler James – Hollywood Hills

Our Expertise


Design and Procurement

Our team of craftsmen takes premium care of all the interior details.  After theater drawings are complete and approved by the owner, we begin production on all the necessary items for the theater. They include the interior fabrication and build-out, acoustics, theater seating, automation and procurement of all electronics needed for a successful project. 

Innovative Theatres has designed and produced extensive projects the world over.

Project locations include:  Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Ventura County, Bel Air, Calabasas, Newport CoastNewport Beach, Santa Monica, Culver City, El Segundo, West Los Angeles, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Laguna Beach, South Pasadena, San Marino, Orange County, Los Angeles, Glendale, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, West Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Agoura, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village. San Diego,  Napa Valley, and Las Vegas. Aspen, Telluride, Vail, Chicago, New York City. 

Our international projects have included: Toronto, London,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and China, among many other locations.



Acoustics, the science related to the behavior and control of sound, is an essential component in the design and construction of modern cinemas. Techniques of Acoustic Isolation are crucial to contain the powerful sound waves generated by today’s sophisticated audio systems. 

Similarly, different techniques of Acoustic Reinforcement are necessary within the theater area to control and/or eliminate those sound waves that would conflict with the optimum enjoyment of the [in theater] sound. 

A final element of Acoustics is Integration.  Acoustical Integration involves the careful design of functional acoustics into the architectural structure of the theater in order to create a well performing technical space without compromise to interior architecture. 

Custom designed room acoustics are an integral element of each project.  Crafted into each interior, properly designed acoustics can reduce the transmission of theater sound to adjacent areas and also shape the sound quality within the theater to optimize the overall performance of the cinema sound.


Audio and Video


Cinema electronics are the heart of fine theaters.  From audio and video to full ‘smart ‘ automation, it is an ongoing focus to provide state-of-the-art technology that accurately and appropriately reflects the wishes of the client and best satisfies the finished project.   

Within the Audio / Video industry there are several standards by which we design cinema sound and image quality.  To maintain these high standards, the following associations provide guidelines and certification for the performance of public and private cinemas.

 DOLBY: Dolby Laboratories Inc. Founded by Ray Dolby in 1965; Created technology for audio noise reduction, encoding, and compression.  Dolby currently licenses its technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers.

THX: THX Ltd. Founded by George Lucas in 1983 and named after its developer Tomlinson Holman (X stands for crossover) THX is a high-fidelity audio and video reproduction standard used for commercial cinemas, screening rooms and home heaters.

ISF: Founded by Joe Kane in 1994, the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), is dedicated to quality review of new products, training and certification in color rendition and ISF technical licensing.



Architecture provides an essential cornerstone for each project. Every job is carefully reviewed by our design team to address elements such as existing structure, style, desired features and potential challenges. 

Additionally, our design staff is well-versed in collaborating with project architects and designers; with the goal to create functioning and meticulously crafted theaters that fulfill the clients’ unique vision.  

Architectural and Interior 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.



Amazing as they are, the stunning sights and sounds of a modern high-tech cinema are not without complexity.  It is the goal and purpose of System Automation to combine and organize many commands and functions into an easy and convenient operating system that will fulfill the clients’ specific needs.  It is the job of an experienced integrator / programmer to understand the requirements of the automation system and to assemble the most appropriate and easy to use custom solution.



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