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Home Theater Curtain Guide

Home theater curtains are a great way of keeping light out of your dedicated home theater room or providing a dramatic covering to your screen like the old style cinemas. If you want to keep light you will need to order black out lined curtains for use in front of a screen you can go with unlined curtains.

Make your home theater more like the theaters of yesterday with quick ship and custom home theater drapes in velvet. Choose from over 60 fabric colors. These drapes are custom made to your specifications with a 3 prong pinch pleat. We offer microfiber suede and velour at 100% fullness or 50% fullness. Fullness is the number pleats in the drape at 50% you would have less pleats. You can order samples right on our site. You will need either the motorized drape kits or the manual curtain rods to complete your drape installation.
Learn About Home Theater Drapes
Watch and learn on how to measure and order home theater drapes. HTmarket.com talks about drapes used in home theaters that bring a touch of nostalgia into your theater room. Our drape quality is unsurpassed.
Learn About Black Out Drapes
Take home theater to the next level by controlling light with black out drapes by HTmarket.com. We recommend black out lined curtains versus normal curtains as it will increase your room performance to that of a commercial theater. You will see for yourself the quality of our quick ship drapes.

Measuring Instructions:
Measure the rod length and specify if you would like a 1 way draw (one drape) or a 2 way draw (two drapes spit in the middle.) We will automatically add 6" of material for a one way draw and 12" of material for a two way draw so that the drape is properly fitted.
  • Remember to add on enough length to your curtain rod so that when the drapes are open, the stackback does not cover the screen. Read the section below on stackback to achieve the proper fitting.
  • If you are measuring for a floor to ceiling curtain, you will need to subtract at least 1" from the total height to keep the bottom hem from the floor.
  • For window applications, as a general rule, end brackets should be mounted at least 4" from the side of the window and at least 4" above the window to conceal the hooks and pleats from outside.
  • For wall to wall curtains, mount the end brackets 1" from the side walls to allow for drapery returns.


Custom Theater Drape Motorization
Take home theater to the next level by motorizing your theater drapes with BTX custom tracks. HTmarket.com recommends BTX tracks as they can handle heavy velour theatre drapes versus the cheaper imported tracks that we tested. We tested a popular imported model and found the motor to weak to move the drapes we sell.
BTX Tumo Excel Intall over Stewart Filmscreen
Intalling custom BTX motorized rods could not be easier. Our video shows a 1 hour installation sped up to about 3 minutes. It's a very easy process with very few parts. A competent do it yourselfer could handle the job easily. There is no fancy wiring needed by expensive electricians.

Figuring Stackback
Stackback is the amount of space occupied by your draperies when they're open. This must be determined before buying your traverse rods and ordering your draperies. The stackback will vary depending on screen (or window) size, fullness and fabric. The chart below is a guide for determining your rod face if you want to leave the screen exposed when the draperies are opened. The chart is for average fullness and fabric for two-way draw draperies. You will want to make adjustments accordingly. For one way draws, deduct 7" from the stackback dimensions.

STACKBACK CHART

Screen Width
(not diagonal)

The stackback should be

Your rod width and drapery coverage should be

20"

20"

40"

26"

22"

48"

32"

24"

56"

38"

26"

64"

44"

28"

72"

50"

30"

80"

56"

32"

88"

62"

34"

96"

68"

36"

104"

75"

37"

112"

81"

39"

120"

87"

41"

128"

94"

42"

136"

100"

44"

144"

106"

46"

152"

112"

48"

160"

119"

49"

168"

125"

51"

176"

131"

53"

184"

137"

55"

192"

144"

56"

200"

150"

58"

208"

156"

60"

216"

162"

62"

224"

169"

63"

232"

175"

65"

240"

181"

67"

248"

187"

69"

256"

194"

70"

264"

200"

72"

272"

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