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Name comes from my best buddy, my 2 yr old son Max. This is for him and me to enjoy huge movies together and double as a play room!

This will be done in a corner of my unfinished basement. I will shortly be posting mock ups and thoughts. For nowminwanted to start the thread and include all the planning and building of this project. I am very excited to start. Framing should take place in the next month or so but complete toon sold be next may or so.

The room will 100% light controlled. I am looking at about an area of 10x16 (actual walls will be on the right a bit further out....and only a half wall behind the second row of seating on a riser)
Want a 2.35 CIH screen about 110" wide (not sure what that makes it diagonal). I a thinking strongly about using AT screen and a false wall

Current PJ on my short list is the pansy AE8000

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Super before pics. This is how it sits now as a storage room for old toys and my gear boxes. First major step is putting most of this stuff in the attic. And cleaning up. This is by far the worst step hahah





Wall will come from left foundation to about 3 feet past the poles on the left. You are looking at the screen wall. If you look closely at the third pic you can see the corners of the screen in pink chalk (could t find the painters tape hah)

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Looking forward to see some pics of the area that you will be using to build your HT ("before" pics).

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Pics added to first post. Big undertaking is the clearing of space. And relocating the junk lol. Wish those support beams weren't there. The screen will actually go to the right of them. But shouldn't interfere with the back rows view.

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated! I am trying to this on as strict as a budget as possible. But at the same time want it done right

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Very quick and raw mock up

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Cool. So, is the small room (to the right) going to be used as storage area? Or, do you have any other plans for that room?
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It's where the hvac and hot water heater are. Also a but for storage and will also house the equipment rack

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It's where the hvac and hot water heater are. Also a but for storage and will also house the equipment rack

Gotcha!

I'm back home and I'm able to see the pics more clearly - looking them at my phone didn't help me to realize the HVAC and water heater were there. wink.gif
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Haha. God I hate looking at those pics. Makes me cringe thinking of cleaning that up! Hhaha

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Cool. So, is the small room (to the right) going to be used as storage area? Or, do you have any other plans for that room?
There is also already a closed off area under the stairs so that will be closed off too

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Haha. God I hate looking at those pics. Makes me cringe thinking of cleaning that up! Hhaha

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There is also already a closed off area under the stairs so that will be closed off too

Have you considered installing the screen at the opposite wall?
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Which opposite wall? You mean the direct opposite? If that's what you mean then it can't be do e because that's where the laundry hookup is. Also there are support beams there too. I just didn't draw them in. I am going to make a much more detailed and exact dimensions soon

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Which opposite wall? You mean the direct opposite? If that's what you mean then it can't be do e because that's where the laundry hookup is. Also there are support beams there too. I just didn't draw them in. I am going to make a much more detailed and exact dimensions soon

Oh, I thought the white stuff on that wall was a couch...............never mind then!
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The name of your theater caught my eye, as my son's name is Max as well (Maxwell is his full name). He is now 8, I wont tell you how old he was when I started... wink.gif Good luck with your build!
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The name of your theater caught my eye, as my son's name is Max as well (Maxwell is his full name). He is now 8, I wont tell you how old he was when I started... wink.gif Good luck with your build!
Thanks man!! Mine is just plain max smile.gif

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