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1) Is the HT space too big? Or too wide & too short?

2) Which wall would you put the screen on? Looking at the pic, I was going to put it on the right side wall. So enter from the back of the theater, and you see the screen in front as you walk in.

3) Is there any reason for the boxed down HVAC runs (around the room perimeter) in most theaters? The HVAC runs to the first floor are going to run between the floor trusses so I can have 10' ceilings. Any reason not to run the HT HVAC lines in the same space?

4) Where on the back wall should I put the door?
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It would help to know what your seating plans are (number and type) to evaluate the space plan and make a layout recommendation
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Personally I would use the 25' wall as the side walls and use most the 22' width (16' or so of finished floor space). This would leave you with plenty of extra space for equipment or a wetbar on a side.
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BIG,

I haven't decided on 1 or 2 rows of seats. If I do 2 rows, it will be a loveseat for me & the wife, and a couch for guests. If I do 1 row, which is all I really need, I would want to leave some room for expansion.

Regardless of seating rows, I want space behind seating for a minimalistic desk so I can use a PC with the projector (games).

I know just about everyone here likes authentic theater seating, but to me it's like sticky floors and jujy fruits stuck to the screen – a level of authenticity that I would rather leave in the theater and not replicate in my home.

 

 

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I know just about everyone here likes authentic theater seating, but to me it's like sticky floors and jujy fruits stuck to the screen – a level of authenticity that I would rather leave in the theater and not replicate in my home.

Not sure what threads you have been reading in this forum we like authentic overstuffed reclining seats, not fold up theater seats with gum attached.

This is the model seat in my theater.



As for your space plan the room is way too big for your planned use.
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Not sure what threads you have been reading in this forum we like authentic overstuffed reclining seats, not fold up theater seats with gum attached.

This is the model seat in my theater.



As for your space plan the room is way too big for your planned use.

Hey Big, I've been looking at them as well. Would you change anything after having time to enjoy them? Sorry OP but kinda on topic.
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Unless you can find some used ones you are out of luck. These are the Berkline 45099s and were made to order in your choice of fabric/leather in the good ol USA.....................until the plant closed.
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Unless you can find some used ones you are out of luck. These are the Berkline 45099s and were made to order in your choice of fabric/leather in the good ol USA.....................until the plant closed.

Huh, thats too bad because they are still on their website. Oh well they have a bunch to choose from that look very similar

OMG I didnt even know they are going out of business. I guess I need to find some place that has some still in stock.

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