Two years ago, when homeowners Larry and Colleen Halliday were looking to renovate their home theater, they didn't just go ho-hum. No, sir, they went for Indiana Jones!
Enter the 18-by-12-foot theater and you’ll see a familiar face: the Nazi-loving monkey from the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Guess the dates weren’t so bad after all, eh? Look up towards the top of the room, and it’s like entering a cave with the top worn out to expose the sky. Next to the door, there is a small equipment room, which also includes wiring for intercom, security, networking and sound.
There’s no giant ark to double as a bar—not that it wasn’t a thought. “[Larry] really wanted to find a full size replica of the ark and have it open and spew lots of smoke and lightning,” Charrois says. “Kind of impossible to do, and slightly no room for it.”
They scaled down the ark, and much to Indiana’s delight, there are no snakes slithering around theater seats. The room does have a few other trinkets to impress movie buffs though, including replicas of the Holy Grail, a jacket, hat, whips, torches and more—including the idol from the opening of the original movie.