Forgot I had these photos.
This is the framing around the rear left side of the theater. I had to do a bump out of about a foot on the last 3 feet from the rear due to the PVC pipe. I did a similar bump out on the other side, just to keep things symmetric.
Riser taking shape. This was of course filled with batting before I secured the top. The cement wall in behind the rear wall is the start of my crawl space. When I bought the house in 2003 I was given the opportunity for a full basement or half. A full was $10k more. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! I opted for the half, never thinking I would do something like this. What I wouldn't give for that extra space.
This is the rear again with the area that will hold the projector. With ceiling at 7.5 feet, I didn't want a ceiling mount. Plus, I'm able to get into the crawl from the other side of the basement for access to the rear of the projector.
This is looking into the entrance of the theater, where my double maple doors would eventually go. The entrance way is about 2 feet deep, which I purposely made that deep to close in the steel beam. I then used that causeway, which I can access from the crawl, to run all the wires from my media closet (on right) over the doorway, between the walls, and around to the back of the theater. Everything is pretty much supper easy access.
This is the media closet to the right, outside the entrance way. I first designed it with a slider, but trashed it in favor of just rolling the rack out. Notice the over sized gang box, ready for the Lutron connections.
There's the one foot bump out (or is it bump in?) on the other side. Notice the cut outs on the stairs. My initial plan was to install stair lights, but I didn't care for how it looked and I spent the extra money for the vinyl theater lighting strips along the edges.
Rear wall with opening for projector and speakers. I was indecisive on whether to make the theater (given it's size) a 5.1 and omit the rears, or 7.1. I ended up with 7.1 dipole Axioms.
Maple doors are hung and I couldn't resist putting the new Mid Atlantic rack into it's reserved spot ahead of time.