Originally Posted by Aberk
Mine is a rear entry (giggaty). I just sucked it up on on seating vs audio vs viewing positions. I rarely have too many in my theater, but when I do they're so enamored with the screen size and clarity they don't really care that they're in a corner.
You may not need a riser. You can look in to seatcraft rialto seats. They have different seat heights that act as a "natural" riser.
Thanks for the information on the seatcraft rialto and using search I was able to get some reviews/comments and it seems the front row seats would have been perfect but some reviews said they were not comfortable (just the front row)
I haven't ruled them out yet as I need to collect all my available options
Originally Posted by Tedd
How much height under the HVAC? You might be able to do a full width riser, and have the step up to this level, outside the room. And then have an island style riser, that is seating plus footrest room, on top of the full width-width riser.
You don't have your screen centered in the room. Why not?
You also want two rows of three seats, so you could get away with 13' of room width, which means that HVAC soffiting could be very small.
Build a soffit around the hvac/support beam would take the ceiling from 8' to 7'
"You don't have your screen centered in the room. Why not? "
I would love to have the screen centered but I am concerned that the screen image would be blocked by the HVAC/soffit. My screen size is going to be between 120" to 133"
59(h) x 105(w) = 120" screen
65(h) x 116(w) = 133" screen
So if I targeted the image being underneath the soffit that would mean that the bottom of the screen is between 19" to 24" ( without any screen borders/frame) Can the 2nd row still get an uninterrupted view? If so ( couldn't find an online calculator to help me with viewing angles) that would be great as my preference is to have a centered room