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I don't think your seating is shown to proper scale... Grabbing dimensions for my Berklines, your back row is about 16' wide, leaving only 1' on each side. Double check all those measurements! My 16' room fits a IOIOOIOI configuration with barely enough width for an 18" aisle on each side. You'll also need at least 5.5', probably 6' or more, between rows to get proper reclining without hitting the chairs in front. Especially if you get that many seats across, all the middle folks will be trapped if others are reclining. A 5' depth is certainly not enough...
Echoing willscam's comment, you should definitely consider pulling the rows forward a few feet to get the back row away from the rear wall (and the surround speakers).
As for screen size, for example, my front row is at 10', middle row at 15.5', with a 136" diagonal 2.35 screen. I wouldn't go any bigger for my dimensions. As willscam said, in the front row, it's *almost* overwhelming. I prefer sitting in my middle row, but many folks prefer the front row, too!
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