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The Cinema Connoisseur continuously seeks to improve the standard of excellence found in private cinemas helping build a community of those who appreciate the fine art associated with these special rooms.

Home Theater in the Spotlight

A recurring theme of my ramblings has been some version of “what can we in the private cinema industry do to attract the attention of the public?”  Oh sure, everyone knows about home theater in one form or another, but how can we get the message out about what we really offer?  Well, it seems…

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Welcome To The Private Cinema Universe – Episode 1

Who writes this stuff?  I’m not talking about this blog or even blogs in general.  I know, people with too much to say and strong opinions do that (fingers pointing at self!).  I am talking about the movies, specifically the action-adventure hero kind of movies.  Where an admirable but seemingly helpless main character finds themselves…


A Media Room by Any Other Name

Imagine if the only available version of a novel was the condensed version. The only time we heard a song was in the elevator, or a ring tone. The only sunset we experienced was on a screen. These are extreme examples, stated to make a point. We are now at a time that the experience of watching movies as…


Seeking a Cinema Sommelier

What defines unprecedented times? Upheaval? Innovation? Adversity?Awakening? How about opportunity? All of the above is happening now. Take upheaval and adversity. In our corner of the world, the movie industry has been in a state of upheaval and the pandemic has added even more adversity. Could the answers be found through innovation and an awakening? Is the turmoil, in reality, an opportunity? Seeking Cinema Sommelier…


The Cinema Connoisseur

So, I am writing a blog.  Not my favorite term but possibly close to the word some think of when I speak (blah, blah, blah…).  I’ve never written one before.  I’ve written columns, articles, even a couple of songs (in the 70’s, don’t look, they are long gone!)  I am told this is important and…


The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Private Theater

If you can answer these questions for your prospective home theater customers, then they will have the information they need to make the right decision.

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Cineluxe: 6 Questions to Ask About a Private Cinema

Kākou is the Hawaiian value of inclusiveness. It means “all of us” and “we are in this together.” I like that because the article I am posting about, “Six Questions To Ask About A Private Cinema”, can apply to all of us.


Cineluxe: Does Watching Movies Really Matter Right Now?

Aloha friends, colleagues and fellow enthusiasts of life well lived, I recently completed and submit an article for publication but when COVID-19 struck us all so dramatically, I stopped the presses. The article, which will be published at the right time, spoke to the things we love to do at Paradise Theater and provided, hopefully,…