About The Cinema Company

Crafting Cinematic Experiences Since 2007

The Cinema Company, previously known as Strictly AV LTD, was established in 2007.

Founder James Brown, with extensive experience in the UK’s audio-visual sector, envisioned a company that transcends traditional product installations. He aimed to create a business providing integrated, bespoke design and installation services. The focus was on offering clients a complete turn-key solution for home cinema and smart homes, emphasising service and aftercare.

Over the past 15 years, James has curated a team of knowledgeable engineers, each specialising in distinct areas such as Home Cinema Installation, Smart Home technology integration, CCTV and security, Lighting Design and control, and bespoke carpentry and joinery. This diverse expertise uniquely positions The Cinema Company to handle almost every aspect of projects of varying scales.

As a longstanding member of CEDIA (The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association), The Cinema Company ensures that all installations adhere to the highest standards set by the industry’s governing body.

Clients can contact The Cinema Company to arrange a site survey or visit the Control4 Certified Showroom in Wickford, Essex. Explore the best in Home Cinema, Home Automation, Multi-Room Audio, HD Video Distribution, Lighting Design & Control, Automated Blinds, CCTV Security, and Heating Control.

The Cinema company installed a media room in my new extension, featuring a 75″ TV, Dolby Atmos surround sound, Blue Ray DVD, AV Receiver, and Sky Box… Working with them was a pleasure; they were highly competent, professional, and flexible… Their knowledge and understanding of my needs led to excellent recommendations… They seamlessly collaborated with my builders and electrician despite shifting timelines due to construction delays… Importantly, they patiently guided me in using the system, addressing every question with care… Their commitment showed when they returned to resolve minor issues and provide additional guidance… I highly recommend them for their fabulous work and exceptional service.
Caroline Thomson


Cedia Outreach Instructor
Control 4 | Authorised Gold Dealer 2021
Control 4 ISE Award Winner 2016
Pakedge PCNA Professional
Sony Professional Specialist | Professional Displays and Solutions
Kaleidescape Experience Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much does a home cinema cost?

The pricing of a home cinema system can fluctuate significantly based on the scale and intricacy of the setup. For instance, a basic configuration with essentials like a large flat-screen TV, a soundbar, and a DVD player may represent a more economical option, while a more sophisticated setup featuring a projector, surround sound speakers, and added features could represent a higher-end investment.

What are the top 5 elements to consider when planning a home cinema?

1. Room and speaker layout: Making sure the room is laid out properly and equipped with the appropriate speakers for an optimal audio experience.

2. Display technology: Choosing the right display technology such as LED, LCD, or OLED TV’s, DLP or Laser 4K Projectors for your budget and desired viewing experience.

3. Sound system: Investing in a surround sound system is essential for any home cinema.

4. Seating: Choosing comfortable and stylish seating that is optimally positioned for the best viewing experience.

5. Lighting: Installing lighting that can be dimmed and adjusted to suit the movie being watched.

What is acoustic treatment and how does it work in a cinema room?

Acoustic treatment is a method of soundproofing a room to reduce unwanted noise and reverberation. In a cinema room, acoustic treatment works by using acoustic panels, diffusers, and absorbers to absorb, reflect, and diffuse sound waves. Acoustic panels are used to absorb sound energy, diffusers reduce reverberation and echo, and absorbers reduce the level of echo and reverberation in the room. All of these treatments work together to create a more enjoyable listening experience in your cinema room.

What makes a smart home?

A smart home is a home that is equipped with technology to provide automated, intuitive control over the home’s security, climate, lighting, appliances, and other systems. By connecting compatible devices and appliances to a home network, you can control them remotely through a smartphone, tablet, or computer, or even through voice commands. This allows you to automate your home’s functions, making it more secure, energy efficient, and convenient.

Is Control4 the best choice for a smart home system?

Control4 is a popular choice for a smart home system, as it offers a comprehensive range of features and is easy to install and use. It also has a wide range of compatible devices, allowing you to customize your system to your needs. Additionally, Control4 offers a wide range of support options, making it a great choice for those who want a reliable and secure smart home system. Ultimately, whether Control4 is the best choice for a smart home system depends on your needs and preferences.