My house is being built and due to circumstances beyond my control, the main HVAC trunk has to go down one wall of the theater. It is an 8" X 14" duct and my soffit design called for 10" X 20" with tray ceiling and rope lights. Well, that will work fine, but with a duct taking up the soffit, my light cans will not work. The opposite wall, the front, and the back soffit are free and clear for light cans.
My room will pretty much be a batcave, black walls and ceiling, dark grey pattern and black carpet, some stainless steel sconces. 17' X 25' dimensions.
My thoughts were to put cans in the rear and the front soffits, to frame the screen and illuminate the back row bar area.
The sconces on the side should help, but I am thinking I need to get a couple of cans in here somewhere to be able to illuminate a place this big for when you need it. The only way to put cans in this HVAC soffit would be to go at the inside edge or make the soffit wider. Doesn't seem reasonable. I thought about low voltage pucks but I doubt they will do any more than be decorative.