You can pretty much ignore everything on this thread up until now because I have made a lot of changes to my initial plans, but it is now official. The construction of the Sunset Rose Cinema has begun. I have cleaned out the area for the HT and have begun framing it in. The floor plan for the area has changed a lot from the initial ideas. Attached is the newest version. thanks go out to several people, especially Art for his insight into seating arrangements. Initially I wanted to have seating for 6 people but the room is just too small for that many people. I settled on seating for 5 as you can see on the floor plan. I am using Berkline 099s with wedges on the ends and armless seats in the center (my 3 year old will occupy the center seat) I considered having armrests on the center seat but it just makes it too wide for my taste as I am afraid that the outer seat viewing angle will be too extreme. Right now seating will be a 1X the screen size for 2.35:1 material and more for 16:9 material should it should provide a pretty immersive experience. I had originally planned on looking down the long axis at the screen but turned it 90 degrees since the room is only 10'-9" wide.
The screen is set off the front wall about 9" to allow for the fronts and center to be behind the screen since it is going to be microperf. The ceiling will be soffited with recessed lighting above the stage and screen, 4 sconces on the walls and a starfield ceiling in the ceiling recess with a light tray below. Then plan is to have 3 zones of lighting (Sconces and recessed, Starfield, and Light tray) with different scenes (entry/exit, movie intro, and main feature).
My equipment list, although minimal compared to some, is as follows:
PJ: Sanyo PLV-Z4 with a prismasonic anamorphic lense (already have/LOVE IT!!!!)
Reciever: Harman Kardon (HK) AVR 635 or similar
DVD Player: HK DVD 47 w/HDMI out or similar
Video Scaler: DVDO IScan VP20
HD Cable Box
Philip Pronto Pro remote or similar
Monster Power HTS 2600 MK II Power Center
10' 2.35:1 SMX screen once I get it with a recessed pull down 16:9 Da-lite as well
Ascend 340s for front and center with Ascend 170s for surrounds, Ascend sub
All my AV equipment will go in the AV closet next to the bathroom which will double as a fake ticket office. I have pulled my permits since there is going to be a new 100A subpanel for the basement in the model railroad room. I have most of the wall framing done and up but still need to anchor it down. I will take some pictures tonight of what has been framed so far.
Here are a couple pictures of the existing view towards the screen
and the view towards the back wall
so you can see what it looks like now. The moisture probelm you see on the one wall has been taken care of already. I had a broken sprinkler pipe right next to the foundation wall.
I am also rendering up the space to get a feel for the lighting and materials so once those are done I will post them as well