Originally Posted by BllDo
By open do you mean that your room will have no doors, completely open concept?
It will have two doors. One door going to my bedroom. I plan to use MDF layers with GG on it to thicken it up. That is the common wall I was most concerned about.
The second door is the guest entrance or main entrance to the theater which will be a staircase and hall way up to the theater. The entrance is in the back of the theater on the left side if you are looking at the screen. It's all one big 34x24 room above my garage.
I want to do a false screen wall about 30" from the front. I want to start my first row about 12 feet back. I want a second row perhaps 4 or 5 feet more back ( A couch flanked by non recliner type chairs on side ) All my chairs will be black leather. If I have lots of room I would consider doing a shallow row of "cheap" seats like a commercial movie theater folder types. If I don't have room I would skip it. Behind the last row would be a counter top that you could eat or drink at watching the main screen. Behind that is the bar - against the back wall. I'd like to do a 10 foot wide bar I think that could wrap around. I'd like the entrance side to be a candy counter display glass box and popcorn machine for the effect of it.
Something like this:
I did not take too much time to be accurate but you get the idea ^
I'm thinking first row 12 feet back (column on side for sides)
Second row about 5 feet back more (another column for more sides) Second row will probably be a couch so I can be lazy and sleep or lay on it for non critical personal viewing.
I 'm having a tough concept with the back two speakers. I could either build them into the counter top on the sides or into it and have the curtains close between the bar and counter behind them. Or- I could put them in the back and just have them get blocked but the curtains closed- but that defeats the purpose of having backs and curtains for critical viewing.
Other option would be a drop down center curtain I guess.
Perhaps the whole idea is stupid ???