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We have some house guests in town this weekend so I cleaned up the theater mid build, borrowed a projector and tied up some loose ends and tuned the audio. I am really happy with how things are shaping up. The audio is really sounding amazing. I was really worried about not having enough bass absorption, but that doesn't seem to be a big problem. I definitely have a lot of work left to do, but it is good to see it coming together. Anyway, since it was all cleaned up, I finally took some decent pictures.

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It's been a long time since I updated this thread. Fortunately, I have actually been making progress, but it's getting past my bed time so it's mostly pictures.

First some progress on the false screen wall. The tower speakers necessitated a narrow frame so it didn't block the mid range drivers. I used some aluminum angle since it was small and straighter than wood.





I also picked up a projector (Epson 8500UB) and installed the back row of seats.




Up next, more trim work, finish the screen wall, curtains and the candy counter.
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I am continuing to make headway. As you can see from these picture the screen wall is done (I need to get some more detailed shots of this) and I have hung 2 of the 3 curtains. I'm waiting for the panel for by the door. This will be split so you can walk through and will have some killer tie backs to hold them in place.

Before the pictures, here the big todo list.


Projection booth - design and build
Air vent - source and install
Side speakers columns - design and build
Back speaker brackets - design and build
Rear wall adornments - design and build
Candy counter - design and build
Front right cup rail - mill, cut, stain and install
Outlet covers - buy, stain and install
Front right base board - repair
Proscenium moulding - stain and install
Door curtain - install
Threshold - source and install
Stage trim - design and install
Touch up stain and paint
Chair bolts - cut and cap
Snack trays - design and build
Subwoofer - repair or replace
Clean up cable in equipment rack
Patch ceiling by equipment rack
IR Receiver - Find a good place and install it



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Looking good! The front end is really starting to tie the color scheme together.
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Ok, more pictures as promised.

The false screen wall is done (nearly.) Now when you walk in you go through a short black hallway. I think I need to add an floor light in here and do some black touch up paint.



Some detail of top. I need to stain and install the trim on the bottom of the "beam"


As you can see below, I need to put some screws in the front of the false wall.


Next up, I need to fix trim out the front of the stage. I wasn't originally planing to put carpet on it, so there was no lip. No the carpet just folds over and I have to figure out how to cover the front.



Any ideas?
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Astounding!

Great work! I love the old styled look.

note: "FantIstico" should be "FantAstico" in italian language if you mean "wonderful" as is your theater
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Massimagnus,

Thanks for the compliments and the pointing out the misspelling. I have been spelling it with an A and never noticed that it had an i in the thread title.

I have been wondering, do the genders match? My wife was thinking (based on her Spanish) that it should be Cinema Fantastica. That just doesn't have the right ring though.

Now I just have to figure out how to change the thread title.
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I love the decor scheme! Hat's off for sticking it out through a long build. Mine is on year three.

The "Twinseltown" Theater
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hmm, looks like it's been 2 years since I've posted.

It's true what they say about getting 90% there. It's hard to get motivated to work on the theater when it's usable.

I've done a few things along the way. First and foremost is a working implementation of OpenRemote. It's taken a lot of work and required my software engineering skills, but I now have serial control of my projector, surround process, x10 lighting and IR control for everything else. Everything is controlled from my iDevices. I still need to work on some of the graphics and layout, but functionality is good.



Looking at all the new work is motivating me though. Hopefully, I'll knock out some more of the todo list.
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Ok, so I'm revising the todo list. 2 years later and I can only cross a few things off. Not to mention a few new ones added. I need to get motivated.

Projection booth - design and build
Air vent - source and install
Side speakers columns - design and build
Back speaker brackets - design and build
Rear wall adornments - design and build
Candy counter - design and build
Front right cup rail - mill, cut, stain and install
Outlet covers - buy, stain and install
Front right base board - repair
Proscenium moulding - stain and install
Door curtain - install
Threshold - source and install
Stage trim - design and install
Touch up stain and paint
Chair bolts - cut and cap
Snack trays - design and build
Subwoofer - replace
Clean up cable in equipment rack
Patch ceiling by equipment rack
IR Receiver - Find a good place and install it
OpenRemote - Finish Components and add graphics
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