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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    With the 87th Academy Awards this week, we'd like to nominate our own stars of the silver screen. Home theaters are a frequent indulgence on the luxury amenity spectrum, and here in the suburbs north of New York City one we see quite frequently in our listings, each one its own unique assemblage of plush seating, projection screens and decor. Here are some current favorites we think ace the role of bringing Hollywood home:

    KATONAH | 212 Mt. Holly Road | $12,750,000
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    We miss the Bedford Playhouse, but this is easily the next best thing in town. Recently spotlighted with its own CBS Living Large segment, this onetime home of a certain celebrity recording mogul boasts an immense 18-seat theater with all the fixings of its full-scale counterparts: glamorous wood paneling, plush tiered lounge chairs, even those ubiquitous floor lighting tracks to ensure you don't faceplant into your popcorn bucket in the dark—but you'll probably be noshing on oven-fresh pizza from the gourmet kitchen upstairs. See more

    PURCHASE | 3 Stone Bridge Road | $3,895,000
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    Showroom new in a freshly-constructed custom estate, this plush screening space blends big cinema feel with the intimate comforts you can't feel at the multiplex. Kick off your shoes and kick back without worry of sticky floors and view-blocking BumpIt™ hairdos with just a little too much lift. The only thing we love more than sumptuous leather seating is the starry ceiling. See more

    RYE | 3 Club Road | $11,850,000
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    Wouldn't you be disappointed if a 13,600 square foot country estate on the grounds of Rye's Apawamis Club didn't have a home theater of this grand caliber? With deluxe seating and plenty of it, we give this one two thumbs up. See more

    GREENWICH | 3 Jada Lane | $11,250,000
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    Le Mans certainly didn't win any Oscars—in fact, it flopped in American box offices despite Steve McQueen's solid record with car scenes. But we sure wouldn't mind jumping right into this scene and streaming one of this year's nominees on Netflix. The pastel hues of Grand Budapest Hotel's quintessentially Wes Anderson color palette would juxtapose well with the more monochromatic elements of these subtly elegant surroundings. See more

    SCARSDALE | 45 Colby Lane | $4,795,000
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    They might not be name-brand, but surely several faces in Dolby Theater this Sunday night will have ties to Scarsdale, a place so well known for celebrity connections it even has one of those designated "list of notable people from" Wikipedia pages. On a tree-lined lane in its Heathcote neighborhood, you'll find a stunning residence on 1.26 acres with this spacious media room. The home also boasts a Christopher Peacock kitchen and park-like backyard with pool, pergola and spa. See more