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post #1 of 11 Old 01-01-2007, 08:55 AM - Thread Starter
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I finally got around to posting a writeup, photo-link and gear list for our now finished theater. I finished it in August after 13months and have been enjoying it daily ever since.

Thanks to everyone in this forum for answering all the questions I've had over the last three years. You are an extremely fun and valuable group to be involved with.

www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=778878

Best Regards on this New Year's Day!
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-01-2007, 05:44 PM
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Great job, I bet your family is enjoying the space.

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Thanks, weekends are really theater focused it seems. With my kids off from school there's been a lot of pre-teen gatherings. My 12 yr old son has two girls over right now watching Heros tonight. Man, that kid has got it made.

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Very very beautiful theater. Easily in my top 3 now. I love the detail in the room especially the the walls and the ceiling (tins?). I tried for the gold top and black bottom like you did in mine, but in the end all i could think of was Charlie Brown. With yours I don't see it at all. Awesome.
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I really like how yours turned out! It seems like the room was meant to be that way. I have a few design questions as I am just getting started. What is the distance from the 'front' of the chairs to the screen? I'm guessing about 2 feet less than the 10ft listed in the layout picture, but the pictures don't look that way. What is the distance between your rows from back of seat to front of other and are you happy with this distance? What size screen did you end up going with?

I hope you can answer these. Awesome job. Yours is definitely one of my favorites.
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Great Job! Is that Tin on the walls and ceilings? If so, how are the acoustics?

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Hello Jim,

The ceiling is a fake tin. It is actually pressed/formed plastic sheets in 2x4ft sizes that is glued to the drywall. No movement with the bass I have. I'm planning on increasing my bass effects so time will tell but there isn't much mass to rattle.

The walls are anaglypta wallpaper. Essentially, its textured wallpaper that comes white and is meant to be painted. I could have used the same for the ceiling but the plastic panels had more texture.

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I really like the light fixtures. Did you get them from Revuvenations?


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Looks very nice. Good combination of colors, carpet, and the ceiling.
I love the HOLLYWOODLAND mural / picture in the bathroom.
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Hello Jim and Pete,

Yes, the light fixtures are from rejuvination.com. It took a long time to find a matching assortment of lights in the style we envisioned. I didn't want to go with can lights since this is too modern for the style we were going for. Therefore, our long search ended with some pretty unique and relatively expensive lights. That being said with lighting you get the quality you are willing to pay for.

The mural was made from a picture from a photo I purchased single time rights to replicate. Some very cool archives are out there and producing mural wallpaper isn't terribly expensive. The only tricky part is getting a high resolution scan from an older photo. The scan on the photo was 96meg.

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Grant, great job. We have lots of lights from Rejuvenatuions.com. We own a 1920 crafstman and have spent alot of time and money renovating to towards period style.

Enjoy the show!

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