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I am planning on going with a 140" 2.35 screen at the moment. I was swayed by visitors to this thread.
My guess, budget willing, is that I will try to do the star ceiling at the time of construction. Being that I have never done one, it's probably going to be better that way in case I run into snags along the way.
Updates on my project:
My sump pump recently failed after working intermittently - seems like they last about 3.5 years. I've got a new primary and backup sump installed both with their own pipe running to the exterior. Just need to extend the run of the backup pump away from the house. I'm going to put the backup sump on its own circuit breaker just in case the first pops for some reason. You can never be too safe.
The plumber also put a silencer check valve on my ejector pump which is right next to the future theater...so now it's nice and quiet.
Also, had a natural gas line routed to the outside where our grill sits. It'll be nice not to have to swap propane tanks.
Met with the HVAC guy to see about zoning the basement and insulated ducts to the theater room. Also met with a Generac installer.
My pocketbook is getting banged around just prepping the basement for the future theater.
After meeting with the construction crew about the theater, they said it wouldn't take much to frame out the whole basement while they are here. So the plot thickens.