Also have done some work on figuring out the style of the theater. With apologies to Mario, I'm going to borrow heavily from the Cinemar build. However, I would like to use two inch thick acoustic panels in between the columns instead of column-to-column GOM covering. The panels will be framed and mounted above chair rail. As of now, they will be a deep navy blue to match the navy blue drywall, with the moulding and chair rail providing the contrast. Bryan's plan calls for 2' x 4' panels, but I am worried that might look too busy. I have mocked up the side wall for both 2' x 4' and 4' x 4' panels:
Any opinions as to which is aesthetically better? Also, any thoughts as to the navy-on-navy look of the panels? Should I build the columns as stained wood veneer -- other option would be to paint them navy as well. Keep in mind that the recliners will be a beachwood brown color
Also mocked up the rear wall, which will be OC703 covered in fabric to match the dry wall at the sides:
The two panels at the sides would not be real panels, but rather just moulding to mirror the framed panels on the side panels. Is there a good way to mount the mouldings on top of the fabric, or would I have to work the fabric in around the trim pieces?
Finally, here is a diagram of the soffit and lighting. I really like what Mario did with his ceilling, so I am essentially going to copy it (sorry!). But I am going to keep the wood light tray a stained wood color, and have it go all the way up to the ceiling, where it will be attached with crown.
Question here is: is that enough lighting for the room (assuming 50 W halogens)? Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions/queries/criticisms!