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Make-a-Wish Kid Gets His Dream Home Theater

Along with other ProSource vendors and members, SI contributes to a $20,000 custom home theater and makes a child’s entertainment wish come true.

Make a Wish Theater
SI’s acoustically transparent Zero Edge Slate screen in the home theater.

Screen Innovations (SI) has contributed a 110-inch, 16:9 Zero Edge Pro Slate acoustically transparent screen with LED kit for a custom theater installed in the home of a Make-a-Wish kid. An effort spearheaded by custom integration buying group ProSource, the soup-to-nuts theater features a wide variety of AV equipment from member companies, including SI, Origin Acoustics, Control4/SnapAV, Marantz, Sony Electronics, and others. Austin-based AV integrator Macauley Technologies donated its time and labor to complete the transformation of an existing bonus room into a full-fledge theater in five days.

“It was an honor and privilege to be involved with such a wonderful organization as the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas,” says SI VP of residential sales Jason Russell. “We were able to turn a child’s dream into a reality, creating a special space that Miles could enjoy with family and friends while he recovers from treatments. As a Make-a-Wish kid, Miles could have asked for any number of things, but more than anything he wanted a ‘movie theater’ in this house. We were happy to help make that happen by providing a larger-than-life projection screen.”

Make a Wish Theater
The theater’s seats and Sony VPL-HW45es projector.

SI collaborated closely with the integration team a Macauley Technologies to customize a screen for optimal performance and seamless integration into the space. “It was a pleasure working with the Make-a-Wish Foundation on this project and giving back to our community,” adds Ian Shaw, vice president of business development at Macauley Technologies. “They let us do what we do best and make this a special room for Miles where he can watch all his favorite movies and play Xbox in a fun, immersive environment capped off with movie posters, theater seats, popcorn machine, and more.

Other organizations to which SI has donated in the past include Cure 4 the Kids, local food banks and blood drives, and support for the victims of the Australian wildfires.

Miles and his family enjoying the new theater, which was installed by Macauley Technologies.

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