Hollywood, CA–On the morning of April, 13, 2006 patients at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children woke up to find five of their playrooms magically transformed into private entertainment theaters and education centers. Thanks to the Elf Foundation, a non-profit organization that creates Room of Magic theaters across the country, Winter Garden, Florida-based managing partner Anika Ruff, of Integrated Electronic Interiors, and several consumer electronics manufacturers, these magical spaces for the kids and their families have become a reality.
The five new Rooms of Magic are part of the Elf Foundation’s and Integrated Electronics Interiors’ Phase I project work for the hospital, and a new 80-seat capacity theater will be incorporated as part of Phase II when the hospital undergoes a remodel scheduled for completion in 2007. Additionally, the Elf Foundation celebrates a milestone with the realization that more than 50 magical theaters have been opened since the foundation’s July 2001 incorporation.
The theaters have seen constant use since Integrated Electronic Interiors completed each one. The three entertainment theaters feature flat-panel plasma televisions from Runco International. Klipsch Audio donated the audio speakers that enable surround sound effects, and the electronics are from Denon Electronics. Toshiba flat-panel LCD monitors were incorporated into two additional areas to provide education and gaming accessibility.
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