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December 03, 2001
Lions wideout Herman Moore is sidelined for the season with a bruised hip, but you won't find him sulking in his 12,000-square-foot suburban Detroit crib. The 11-year vet has the perfect antidote for armchair ennui: Herman's Place. The $200,000 screening room is equipped with a wall-mounted 12-by-10-foot projection screen, a state-of-the-art sound system and eight reclining seats wide enough to accommodate the bulkiest NFL lineman. Outside is a mock ticket booth, manned by a mock Denzel Washington (above). "When I come in, I grab my touch-screen remote," says Moore, whose movie library boasts 3,000 titles. "I hit it, and it fires everything up. The curtain opens, the lights come on and then dim at the 2�-minute mark, just as they do in a theater. Under the floor are little tremor packs, so if you're watching Jurassic Park, you feel the shaking."
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December 03, 2001

Toy Story

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Lions wideout Herman Moore is sidelined for the season with a bruised hip, but you won't find him sulking in his 12,000-square-foot suburban Detroit crib. The 11-year vet has the perfect antidote for armchair ennui: Herman's Place. The $200,000 screening room is equipped with a wall-mounted 12-by-10-foot projection screen, a state-of-the-art sound system and eight reclining seats wide enough to accommodate the bulkiest NFL lineman. Outside is a mock ticket booth, manned by a mock Denzel Washington (above). "When I come in, I grab my touch-screen remote," says Moore, whose movie library boasts 3,000 titles. "I hit it, and it fires everything up. The curtain opens, the lights come on and then dim at the 2�-minute mark, just as they do in a theater. Under the floor are little tremor packs, so if you're watching Jurassic Park, you feel the shaking."

Moore sometimes slips out to the megaplex with his wife, Angii, and their two sons, Aaron, 9, and Ashton, 7. "The environment is more social there," he says. "My wife and I consider it our date night." Still, his home theater is no passing fancy. "I wanted my own private room for watching movies uninterrupted," he says. Why not? Besides, the man has his own popcorn cart. How cool is that?

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