A Moviegoer’s Dream!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 | Category: Color, Commercial Spaces, Designers

There are a lot of commercial interior designers out there, but it is rare to find someone who specializes specifically in commercial movie theater design.  I discovered this when working for Montague Design Group, a Dallas-based movie theater design firm.

For almost two years, I worked for Melissa Montague (the founder, owner and very talented designer).  Although she was my boss, she also played the role of mentor and friend.  I really did learn so much from her about the business and interior design.  Her creative, entrepreneurial spirit definitely rubbed off on me!


MDG has designed more than 350 movie theaters around the world- so I guess you can say Melissa has pretty much perfected the art of designing theaters.

Every theater she designs has such a distinct personality.  One in particular, is the Cinemafusion theater in Anaheim California.  I had to share this one as it is my favorite!


Rotating colored lights and electronic movie posters attract moviegoers to the entertainment venue.


Natural stone columns, modern pendant lighting, glass tiles, and a custom designed wallcovering make the box office so unique!



A bright and stylish color palette of orange, turquoise, chocolate brown, and green encompass Cinemafusion.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a movie theater this up-to-date anywhere near me!


More glass tile and colorful seating pods in the bar/lounge area.



There is even a swanky lounge here called the Sky Lobby where you can purchase drinks to enjoy in the lounge area or even in your seat!   They did an amazing job with the lighting design in here.  Notice the cool 3-form elements that hang from the ceiling.



The entrances to the theaters have large numbers covered in colored plexiglass.  These oversized elements make it so much easier (for people like me, who get lost easily) to find the right theater they need to get to.

If you are a theater owner and yours needs a facelift or you are planning on building a new one, contact Melissa– she can help!  She is the best in the business… I can vouch for that 🙂

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1 Comments to 'A Moviegoer’s Dream!'

Down Pillow 11 Aug 09 at 10:09 pm

Great-looking work 🙂 This seems like such a fun line of work – the sky’s the limit when it comes to the design.

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