The Hoste Hotel 20 Seat Cinema

ET Home Cinema recently completed
Dolby Atmos 20 seat cinema room
at The Hoste Hotel in Norfolk.

It was formally opened on Tuesday 12th July by the film guru and TV presenter Barry Norman.

Hoste B (1)

Hoste B (2)

Several months earlier , Brendan Hopkins the owner of The Hoste Hotel had visited our showroom to discuss possible options for his proposed cinema.

After a successful meeting at our showroom a site survey was arranged for the following week.

From the survey we presented some design visuals encorporating 5 tiered floor levels to accommodate up to 20 guests. An acoustic survey was also carried out to ensure the correct amount and type of acoustic treatment was specified.


The client wanted a high performing cinema experience for up to 20 guests to enjoy but it was equally important that the system was easy for his staff to operate remotely from the main reception.

With that in mind we specified Control 4 for the control system with touchscreen keypads in designated areas.

With simply a touch of button the system is designed to operate , incorporating lighting , audio , video , security . The system was also linked to the emergency lighting and fire alarm for additional customer safety.c4 tscreen 2

Another consideration was the location and type of racking required for this project.

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In addition to the cinema room we installed conference facilities in an adjacent room , all controlled by a Control4 in-wall touchscreen.

Hoste Meeting Room


Customer Comments

Colin, Everyone at The Hoste is delighted with our new cinema. We are also delighted with the superb service that you and your team at ET provided from your original design right through to the implementation of the cinema. Nothing was too much trouble and all of your suggestions were spot on. Thank you, Brendan Hopkins Owner The Hoste hotel, Burnham Market

– Brendan Hopkins


Screen Excellence 305cm HD Acoustic Screen
JVC X7000 4k Projector
Monitor Audio Platinum in-wall x 3
Monitor Audio SF2 in-wall x 4
Monitor Audio CT265 IDC in-ceiling x 4
Artcoustic Spitfire Control 2 Subwoofer x 2
Artcoustic PA750 Amplifier x 2
Integra DTR 70.6 Dolby Atmos 11.2 A/V Receiver
Parasound 2ch Amplifier
ET Bespoke acoustic 50mm absorptive panels x 40
ET Bespoke Acoustic Diffuser panels x 10
Control 4 HC250 processor
Ipad / Iphone via Control4 App
Sky HD
Panasonic Blu Ray BDT700EB
Control4 Lighting Keypad
Control 4 8 channel dimmer
Control 4 7" Touchscreens x 3
DMX IP Interface for Control 4
DMX Led Lighting x 50 m
Led Spots x 12
ET Bespoke Fibre Optic Ceiling Lighting x 9
Draytek 2760 ADSL Router
Netgear 16 Port Gbit Switch
Sanus 44U AV Rack
Video calibration utilising Calman software and Colorimeter
Audio Calibration utilising REW and Audio Tools Studio6 Software