Steve Mize is a man who feels much the same way I do about the movies. Growing up, we both regarded them the same way, as a special treat. See, we didn’t have Netflix back when I was a kid. We didn’t have hundreds of cable channels. We had some, yeah, but not that many. Cartoon Network was still a gleam in Ted Turner’s eye. One of my earliest movie memories is my father packing me in his old pickup truck and the two of us driving a town over to catch Robocop 2 at the local small movie house while my mother was at bingo. Needless to say, I went to bed late that night, and it was fantastic.
Steve Mize brought this same kind of emotion into his home theater setup. He built his theater around a ticket stand, concession area (I love theaters that remember the concession stand) and a “walk of fame” featuring stars of the past, like Hepburn and Bacall.
But it’s not all about the nostalgia, no sir. There’s also some prime hardware in here too, like a JVC projector, Pioneer blu-ray player, Screen Research hundred and ten inch screen, and the ability to play almost every format ever released. He’s got an HD DVD and a VCR in there, as well as a straight Denon DVD.
Steve Mize’s home theater setup brings the best of the past and present together, and must therefore always be called sweet.