8 Screening Rooms for the Ultimate Halloween Movie Night In
Host a hair-raising Halloween movie night in one of these home theaters to die for
Host a hair-raising Halloween movie night in one of these home theaters to die for
Who doesn’t love a really scary movie at Halloween time? John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 film, Halloween, is one of the most influential (and scariest) films in the horror genre. More than 40 years later, its undying villain is still wreaking havoc upon its original “scream queen,” Jamie Lee Curtis in the latest installment of the Halloween franchise, Halloween Kills. In the spirit of the season, Luxury Defined presents eight homes with movie theaters to watch your favorite scary movies, whether your armchair thriller is a creature feature, old-fashioned ghost story, pale-faced Gothic horror, or a fun, family-friendly Halloween classic. These tricked-out home theaters are a treat: all custom-built, acoustically tuned, and kitted with cutting-edge technology: high-definition digital displays and surround-sound technology, concession stands for intermission, and decadent recliner chairs to hide behind—for a Halloween movie night to die for!
East Hill Estate in Englewood, New Jersey
This Georgian-inspired mansion sits atop a private gated four-acre knoll in the prestigious East Hill section of Englewood, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York City. East Hill Estate offers 25,000 square feet of exquisitely decorated, grandly appointed living space. The creature comforts offer luxury that’s almost otherworldly: The home theater with seating for eight; a dedicated art gallery for the display of large-scale sculptures and paintings; a glass-roofed indoor pool pavilion with 40-foot swimming pool; an automated, two-lane bowling alley; and a professional recording studio, featuring a multi-track sound board, piano room, and expansive listening lounge. Two elevators serve the north and south wings of the house. The owner’s suite offers seating before its fireplace, an enormous Art Deco-inspired bathroom and two-story closet with a spiral staircase and attached walk-in cedar closet. Five additional bedrooms are in the adjoining wing, two on the dormered third level. The gourmet kitchen features radiant floors, top-of-the-line appliances, and a stunning breakfast room with walls of windows. The elegant outdoor spaces are composed of grand patios and landscaping, a sitting area with gas fireplace, front and rear motor courts, a porte cochere, and gardens. An adjacent two-story carriage house connected to the five-car garage—with home gym and steam room—is an ideal separate space for guests or extended family.
Post Oak Boulevard Penthouse in Houston, Texas
This exclusive penthouse by Laura U Design Collective offers an “elevated” lifestyle atop Houston’s Astoria tower. Residents step inside a private elevator entrance with Italian Bardiglio marble flooring, a four-screen video wall, and custom lighting. The home extends to nearly 10,000 square feet with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a living room, dining room, chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, office, and glass-enclosed 600-bottle wine room. The resort-worthy amenities include a movie room with big-screen digital display, acoustic wall treatments and surround sound; a golf simulator; and wellness area with sauna, steam room, gym. There’s also more than 1,300 square feet of landscaped outdoor space with a private pool overlooking the city skyline, as well as 24-hour concierge service and valet parking.
Palatial Estate in Turtle Lake, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Entertain a royal family—or two—in this opulent Italian-inspired villa in a tranquil setting overlooking Turtle Lake in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The 17,000-square-foot residence abounds with artisanal touches, including custom moldings and millwork, imported marble, frescoes, and mosaics. The main level features a two-story study/library, formal living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen, and multiple lounges. The lower level is dedicated to entertainment and leisure. Highlights include a decadent movie theater, bar, game room, rec. room, kitchen, a sauna, and a fully equipped fitness room. The eight-bay garage is a treat for car collectors with its car wash and heated driveway. Six bedrooms and eight bathrooms offer comfortable accommodations for residents and guests. The grounds are equally opulent, from the sweeping lake-view terraces and covered balconies to the formal gardens and ivy-clad pool terrace with submerged sun loungers and log-burning fireplace.
Private Mansion on Square de l’Avenue Foch, Paris, France
This grand private mansion in Paris’s 16th Arrondissement has a secure, ultra-private setting on Square de l’Avenue Foch, just a mile from the Champs-Élysées. Behind the building’s historic façade lies a chic interior with the very latest luxury amenities. Three floors are dedicated to recreation and relaxation, including a spectacular private cinema with a 4K projector and Dolby Atmos sound. There’s also a temperature-controlled wine cellar with tasting space, a private nightclub with a cocktail bar and dance floor, and a 52.5-foot lap pool on the home’s lower-level along with a fully equipped gym, steam, sauna, and massage rooms. The private quarters include a full-floor primary suite and several guest suites. This one-of-a-kind home in the City of Light also includes a library, dining room, La Cornue kitchen, staff apartment, music room, and playroom.
East Lake Village Retreat in Yorba Linda, California
This 3,144-square-foot home in Yorba Linda’s East Lake Village was remodeled with resort-worthy amenities for recreation and entertaining. Among the stellar features is a deluxe 10-seat movie theater with seven-speaker surround-sound system, a vast digital screen, blackout curtains, and back-lit movie posters. The focal point of the formal living room is a floor-to-ceiling marble and mosaic-tiled fireplace. The main floor continues with a formal dining room and spacious chef’s kitchen. Six original bedrooms have been reconfigured into four spacious bedrooms, including a main-floor suite with shower. All three bathrooms were upgraded with new fixtures, finishes, cabinetry, and lighting. Another highlight is the resort-inspired rear garden with lush landscaping, fruit trees, raised garden beds, two covered gazebos, and a built-in barbecue grill. The centerpiece is a lagoon-style pool with waterslide, rock waterfall, and spa.
Sea-View Mansion in Californie, Cannes, France
This charming contemporary mansion is beautifully situated in the Côte d’Azur’s residential district of Californie. The glamorous, five-story home offers 7,530 square feet of living space with nine large bedrooms, six full and four half bathrooms. An elevator serves all levels, including a plush movie theater for the ultimate in-home viewing experience. Overlooking the sea and the Massif de l’Esterel coastal mountain, the three-quarter acre property faces south-south-west for optimal sunshine, letting in light through its large bay windows opening onto the bi-level terraces, infinity pool, fully landscaped grounds, and the sea. Despite its great privacy and peace, the home is just minutes from the city center of Cannes, its Promenade de la Croisette and legendary beaches.
Luxury Villa in Marrakesh, Morocco
This luxurious villa in a private, gated enclave of Marrakesh combines bold elements of contemporary and traditional architecture. Exquisite use of earth-toned stucco, brick, and stone throughout the house creates a welcoming atmosphere of privacy and tranquility. The home boasts 10,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms (each with its own private, terraced garden) and five sumptuous full bathrooms. In addition to its vast chef’s kitchen and movie theater, the home offers a private spa with a hammam and massage room, and a heated outdoor pool. The owner’s suite garden has its own private pool.
Waterside Estate in Mooresville, North Carolina
A fanciful, light-filled lakefront chateau on North Carolina’s Lake Norman, this house wraps the fun of the waterside lifestyle home in luxury and elegant comfort. There are five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms. There’s a wine cellar, custom-built pub with bar billiards room, a workout room, and a sumptuous home theater. Just outside the home is a resort-inspired pool terrace, teardrop pool, and a lakeside pool house with foldaway doors on three sides, a stone fireplace, vaulted wood ceiling, and sensational lake views. An outdoor bar and kitchen, a circular driveway with a tiered fountain and rose bushes, and tree-lined lawns leading down to a boat dock and float are further delights.