Progress is taking place. I am about 1 week out from drywall. Keep in mind I am doing the whole basement, not just the theater. I am subbing out the drywall btw. Its well over 1200 sq feet and the dywall guys are charging me ~$3500. Money well spent in my opinion.
Here some some pics. I will post more pics of the theater itself when I get home. I took pictures of EVERY square inch of the basement before I began putting up insulation this weekend. I put R19 in the ceiling and R13 in the walls. I did this for the whole basement. I know doing the ceiling serves no purpose for heat/cooling, but it does help with sound, so I did it. I did 80% of the insulation this weekend.
I also now have all my wires run. I am running some last minute Cat6 cables so that I can distribute HDMI via balums if need be. Not sure if I will or not, but I want to run the wires now. I have 7.2 wired. I used Belden cable for the 2 subwoofer runs (the same kind used by Blue Jeans). Luckily, I had l spool I bought 7 years ago which was mostly unused. I used monoprice 14 gauge for the speaker wire. No run was more than 30 feet, and most were considerably less.
Here are some pics to keep you tied over.
This is the half wall and column that seperates the kitchen(ette) from the play area. This way we can make food but still watch the kids. I made the column and wall myself. Came out nice!
This is the 5.1 system we have outside the theater. I have a MAME computer console with a 40" 1080p LCD that will be wall mounted here.
This is a shot of the celing of the theater. Notice the super sweet backer boxes for the projector run. I will bu running a strip of 3/4 plywood between the 2 runs of HAT rack. I will then cut little wholes in the plywood to gain acess into the back box. I have one box at ~15 and one at abouy 18~. This keeps my options open for the future.