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Dedicated vs Open theater room

I have this in the other section too but wanted the dedicated theater guys opinions on space I have and light problems. Here is a video of my basement form last week




the kitchen is now gone and the middle wall is just about gone making it a complete open basement. Here is a sketch of what I will have for dimensions. Im guessing either way (open or closed room) I'm going to have to remove a window or two. Id really like something 100"+ as i have a 75" TV in the living room upstairs.



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What's the layout of the bath room? Could the door be moved over?


If so, then you could create an aisle space outside of the columns (assuming that is what they are).
So you could have a dedicated room that is about 13' wide by 22.5' long. And you could employ an
acoustically transparent screen to accommodate a large screen.
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door cannot be moved

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Ok.


Then something along these lines perhaps?
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Ok.


Then something along these lines perhaps?
maybe I should have put the staircase.....woops. Lower right is the stairs into the basement from the 1st floor




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Well that just doesn't work.....

So what is on the other side of the south wall? More information
beyond the room itself, sometimes is helpful with relocating an entry,
or reworking circulation space.

And what is your seating wants and your seating needs?


And while I am at it, how tall is the room? And is there any restricted
headroom due to ductwork or other obstacles?
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Could you see yourself with a high performance four seat room?


A baffle wall and scope AT screen wouldn't eat up much room depth,
and could be the basis for a high output sound system, in the smaller space.

Of course you could widen the space, and/or rotate it ninety degrees, but I was
trying to keep the second sliding door. Another thought is to remove the sliding
door and take 3-4' of width, and then install a window.

And then there's a "remove the sliding door and plug the windows" monster version.
Not sure how deep that space is, though.
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Well that just doesn't work.....

So what is on the other side of the south wall? More information
beyond the room itself, sometimes is helpful with relocating an entry,
or reworking circulation space.

And what is your seating wants and your seating needs?


And while I am at it, how tall is the room? And is there any restricted
headroom due to ductwork or other obstacles?
this is why I wanted to post in here. I didn't realize the options I would have and that you really needed to see EVERYTHING to get a good idea of what to do. Let me do a full basement layout as the utilities are down there also behind that south wall.

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What are you trying to accomplish?

A sporting/party room with a bar?

Or a dedicated HT space, with soundproofing and appropriate acoustic treatments to give you a subperb cinema experience at home?

I say this because back in 2007 I was all set to go to a dedicated HT space, then went to a friends home and he had a huge basement sporting/party room with a bar and HT in a open corner.

I decided to have a 6 foot door opening to my rec room, that was 2008 thru now,
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I'm just now going to a 4 foot door because we do like the sporting/party room for big events and rest of the time the dedicated HT we desire to better contain the sound, both lower noise floor inside and less sound coming up stairs.


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I think there is enough room for both and over the last few days looking at HT setups on here Im leaning towards the dedicated setup. There is working plubing down there which I don't mind plugging up but could be useful. I also have a pool table in another part of the house I'd like to put down there. Here is a complete layout of the basement floor. Where the posts are there is a beam the whole length of the basement. Right now the closet hides 1 post and the beam in that part. But between the closet and the bathroom the beam is hanging down form the ceiling. Ceiling is 7.5' and the beam hangs down 11"



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the 2nd and 3rd images that Tedd posted is what I first had in mind for the space but was looking at every option. Do i have the space for 2 rows and a riser? How about 2 rows and a sit bar in the back? Thats all Im really unsure on i guess.

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What software are you using to make these pictures?

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What software are you using to make these pictures?
did a google search and found a couple online. Thats Homestyler

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relocate the water?
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