Published: November 25, 2019 | Updated: November 25, 2019

Lights, camera, action! Hollywood glitz for home cinema and smart technology launch

The Dacombes’ team at the in-store cinema showcase launch event. Picture: Christian Lawson/ROUTEpr
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A touch of Hollywood came to Wimborne when an electronics retailer staged an instore cinema showcase launch event.

Wimborne Mayor Cllr Shane Bartlett and the Mayoress, Tracey Bartlett, were among the guests experiencing first-hand the ever-expanding world of home cinema and smart home technology at Dacombes of Wimborne.

The premiere event, held at its Leigh Road store, showcased the new Smart Home Apartment and Dolby Atmos 4K Home Cinema complete with luxury cinema seats, popcorn, canapes and fizz.

Wimborne Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Shane Bartlett and his wife, Tracey, enjoy the home cinema experience. Picture: Christian Lawson/ROUTEpr.

Guests, who enjoyed popcorn and a movie preview, were welcomed to the event by Dacombes Usherettes, The Greatest Showgirl, and other surprise Hollywood ‘stars’ including Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers and Beetlejuice.

There were also appearances from Dacombes’ very own James Bond, The Queen, The Godfather, The Doctor and Shaun of the Dead.

Food demonstrations were provided by nutritionist Barbara Cox, who treated guests to healthy popcorn and snacks.

Nico Degrandy, local private chef and chocolatier from SALT Co, demonstrated how to temper chocolate and provided dark chocolate ganache to sample.

Dacombes celebrates its centenary next year.

The latest investment from the family-owned and run store showcases the latest in 21st century home and workplace entertainment systems which uses smart technology.

Matt Renaut, Managing Director of Dacombes of Wimborne, said: “It was great to see so many people excited about the future of smart technology in the home.”