This just in! Rich dudes like having ostentatious outdoor home theatre setups to wow their guests and make up for the fact that all the money in the world can't erase their bottomless pits of loneliness and self-loathing.

In one of the cooler examples of this phenomena, a giant projection screen was placed in the ground at the foot of a pool, able to be raised up and ready for viewing at the push of a button. The price for such an over-the-top setup? $50,000. Being able to watch Must Love Dogs by yourself in your pool whenever you want? Priceless.

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Peep some shots of the screen coming out of the ground after the jump.

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