In the midst of the film awards season, I was reflecting on the boom in home cinemas, and how many I have photographed over the years. About 10 years ago I designed a home cinema demo room for Grahams Hifi, a north London specialist in home entertainment. At the time, it was an unheard of extravagance, and to me at least, a complete novelty. Latterly it seems no house is complete without one. But as impressive as some of the following examples are, I fear that the level of comfort would have me drifting off to sleep before the opening credits were through.