Screen is 8' wide. It sits about 30" off the ground and the top about 72". Distance is about 12' to row 1 and 16' to row 2. The bar is around 20'.
In a previous room, we used an 8" riser with reclining couches. It was only an issue for viewing if the second row reclined or slouched and the first row did not. No issue if noone was sitting in the first row.
I would consider a 12" riser, but I'm concerned about the low ceiling. The soffit is only 7'4" off the floor and it cannot be moved. (I tore the sheet rock off it to see if I could move the ducting and plumbing, but its three main ducts and a gas line which is two much to hide elsewhere.) Right now, on an 8" riser you get 6'8" to the soffit and 7'4" to the "high" ceiling. After my last house with 10'+ ceilings, most anything will feel low, but at under 8' it seems a bad idea to go tighter. Thoughts?
One door on the back wall, left corner when facing the back wall. Second door is on the right wall when facing the screen. We are building that section of wall as it is currently open so we have some lattitude on the door placement. Somewhere in the 8-12' back from the screen range is what we are thinking right now.