Happy Thanksgiving! My 16.5 month old daughter came down with the stomach flu last night. So the wife and I really did not celebrate Thanksgiving with family. My parents did drop of some lunch which was great! While the two of them were napping I was able to sneak down and work on the theater a bit.
I completed the 2x4 ladder so to speak. It was make to extend the screen wall ceiling down to meet the bottom of the soffit. I think it will work out really well.
I also made some return air boots for the two return air lines in the room. I plan on lining them with 2 layers of duct liner and maybe some 3 mil plastic in between. I thought I read this method somewhere that it would help try to contain certain frequencies, regardless it cannot hurt anything. I will add some 2x2's to the back that will allow me to attach them to the wall in the soffit. I will also probably attach them to the front of the faucet. The bottom will be resting on the drywall where the vent will go.
The return HVAC lines in the rear of the room.
That will probably be it until Sunday. Going to see if my brother, and brother in law can help hang the remainder of the bottom drywall panels around the room. At that point I will be running my speaker wires, and romex through the soffit.