Home theaters are the new must-have for house buyers

If your invitation to Sunday night's Academy Awards presentation at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre has mysteriously gone missing, you might not mind terribly much watching on a state-of-the-art projection and sound system at your very own exclusive party.

For the sellers of the homes featured on these pages, these in-house theaters have been the setting for cozy confabs with family and friends.

As he has done year after year, Christian Lavoie says he plans to watch the Oscars with his family in the theater at the Shoreham home he is selling because the show has "so many cameras, so many microphones, you feel like you're right in the hall listening to the applause, listening to the music, the dancing and whatever production they put on. It's the best live program all year."

Read more: http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/real-estate/long-island-real-estate-home-theaters-are-the-new-must-have-for-house-buyers-1.9935741

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