After living in this house that I built about 4 years ago with a plan all along to build a dedicated theater I am finally finishing the basement and getting things moving. I have been reading this site for quite a while and gone through many builds but boy is all of this confusing!
Attached I have a rough sketch of a portion of the basement where the theater will be and the surrounding rooms. The door location isn't ideal but we didn't have too many options with how the rest needed to be framed out.
I am definitely worried about soundproofing as the master suite is right above the theater and above that is my daughters bedroom. As you can see the majority of the HVAC trunk is in the theater feeding the rest of the house. The HVAC system is zoned with dampers (one thermostat for each floor).
Currently everything is framed and as you can see we lose a lot of height over the seats because of the beams and the duct work. I am at 89" and that doesn't include any DD/channel if I chose to do that. I also will need the projecter so that will bring it down even farther and I hope I can get that right behind the 2nd set of seats if possible.
My wife would like 4 seats wide but I think that will really be a problem for the doorway as to have it centered in the room you will be basically on top of the door.
I also am not sure what to do with the rear speakers - I was looking to avoid something in the ceiling but not sure what options I have.
I am debating on what to do in the front - if I should build a stage or false wall and put the speakers behind things etc.
Help! I am at this point over my head I think
I am open to all thoughts/ideas and tweaks.
The theater will be mostly for movies with some potential gaming/TV
The drawing isn't exactly perfect to scale but the room is roughly 33 x 14