Monday, May 24, 2004

Your room with a view

U.S. NewsMovie stars and moguls were among the first to own screening rooms back in the 1920s and 1930s: The 50-seat theater was the largest room in William Randolph Hearst's castle at San Simeon, Calif. When big-screen TV s emerged in the mid-1980s, a few wealthy folks began building special rooms to house them. Twenty years later, it no longer seems a fad--with custom installations growing at about 20 percent a year, to around 55,000 in 2003, according to market analysts at Parks Associates.

From the article "Your room with a view," by David Lagesse.

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