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So as many of you know I have been working on my theater for over a year and waited to post a thread, well we are in the home stretches now of at least the theater proper so I figure I will start posting the thread now, some of you have seen various pics in some other threads along the way, but this will be the official thread.

Edit to add particulars of finished room:

the room dimensions are 19' by 14.5' overall, 91" high.
the faux wall comes out 24" into that 19', the stage [in front of screen] is 144" wide by 62" deep.
Distance from Projector lens to screen surface is exactly 16'
Screen is 120" x 51" 2.35:1 aspect Smx acoustic screen.
my seating is first row 9.5' from screen, second row 12.5' from screen

EQUIPMENT CURRENTLY IS:
Optoma H77 720p projector
Panamorph UH380 lens self made slide.
REVEL front L & R M22's plus REVEL C52 center, sides are REVEL S 30's plus REVEL B12x2
all three fronts are behind the Smx screen.
4 Bass shakers in riser, riser height is 15"
Lexicon RV8 Receiver
Toshiba A20 HD DVD player
Panasonic BD 10a Blu ray DVD player
Monster power conditioner
Lights controlled by Lutron Maestro system.
seats are Concorde rocker theater seat anatomical model in Mauve

So this is what I started with:









more coming:

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Moving along:
looking into what will become the concession area and equipment room and you can see the mock ups for the seating.


working on the side wall between theater and concession and a bit of back wall.


Here we have an early shot of the pre existing stage area that is a closet on the left of picture. window being walled up and on the right you can see what will also be walled up but what ill become the media room which you will enter from the concession room


This is what will become the Equipment area.

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Here we have early paint job


moving along here is work on riser


Here we have Aura Bass shaker Pro's installed in riser

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My DIY SMX screen finished and wrapped in plastic awaiting being put up


Thought I just posted this but I don't see it, so here it is again, picture of my faux screen wall and wall behind it now that window is gone and before I cover it in black velvel and put up the Smx screen.

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Here we have screen wall covered in stretch velvet and Smx screen in place. screen is 120" by 51" 2.35:1 aspect.


another lighter view:


this is not the greatest picture , better will be coming but this is from sitting in the second row

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here is a view of my seating, again once I take final picts they will be better, I hope, LOL



Here is the Projection box with the Panamorph UH380 in place but not yet complete obviously



and here is another view of it:

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Here we have my riser carpeting, notice that it is a purple pattern while my aisle is a deep blue.


Here if you look closely you can see the blue aisle th purple riser and the black on the stage


Here we see the plug in theater step light on one of my riser steps.

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Good to see you got your thread started! I wanted to be the first to reply, and beat you to the punch, as it's usually you that gets the first reply You really do live here! Need a neighbor?

I'll read and look throughlly now

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Here is the Projector and back speaker area finally done:


this is the right side of the theater looking toward the concession area through curtain at this point , doors not up yet. The circle stenciling is really a mauve color that matches the seats even though it looks white here, and you don't see it at all when the theater lights are out.



This is my left wall just beyond picture is the back where you enter the theater.

This is a close-up of my sconces with stained glass light bulbs in them.


Here is my equipment area, not done yet, we made rotating shelves for the components.

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Oh! Smart idea putting an fire extinquisher in the equipment room. I'm adding that to my mental check list. Chemical, not water, right?

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McCall, I really like the rotating shelves idea. How far do they rotate, 90 or 180? Did you build them yourself, and if so could you PM me so I could get a little more detail?

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So that is the Micklodeon Theater so far. It is as you can see an Art Deco theme and there will be more to come, including the concession area, media area and eventually the long hall leading to the theater, but I figured I would go ahead with showing what I have now.
Here are a couple family pics too
Me standing with my sons, daughter taking the picture.


Here is the complete family minus granddaughter:


and of course my own Capt Jack Sparrow and Will Turner

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McCall, I really like the rotating shelves idea. How far do they rotate, 90 or 180? Did you build them yourself, and if so could you PM me so I could get a little more detail?

They are each on a lazy susan so they would rotate completely except for the wiring of course.
used these between two layers of shelf.
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...r=lazy%20susan

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Lookin' forward to more pics...great job!

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I like the stained glass light bulbs, nice touch. It adds interest and probably keeps the light from being too harsh when bright enough to help, or too dim to be useful. I've seen them somewhere before, just wasn't sure what it'd look like in use. I still wonder if they'd look good in my craftsman style fixtures.

South Park family portrait is hilarious, who's the artist in the family?

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That would be the one in the baseball cap at the far end. LOL or Capt. Jack. He made the pictures with some program online.

Actually both he and the Will turner look alike are artists, Will even more so.
I am the costume maker. They wore them to Disney world to humor me. It was a great trip.

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Oh! Smart idea putting an fire extinquisher in the equipment room. I'm adding that to my mental check list. Chemical, not water, right?

Yup chemical of course, what you can't see in the picture is that just to the left in the picture is the Popcorn machine so it does double duty there.
I have another one right at the theater exit.

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Wow McCall, glad to see you finally got your thread started. I always see you posting around the home theater section and always wondered why you didn't have a thread.

I see you have a very talented family doing an amazing job on your theater. I always loved Art Decco style theaters and you are doing an amazing job! You must feel proud of what you are accomplishing!!! I love the Lexicon and gold trim!

How well do your bass shakers work in the platform?

Keep the pictures coming!

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Awesome stuff McCall. Well done...

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Very nice. It was worth the wait to see the pics.

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Wow McCall, glad to see you finally got your thread started. I always see you posting around the home theater section and always wondered why you didn't have a thread.

I see you have a very talented family doing an amazing job on your theater. I always loved Art Decco style theaters and you are doing an amazing job! You must feel proud of what you are accomplishing!!! I love the Lexicon and gold trim!

How well do your bass shakers work in the platform?

Keep the pictures coming!

Ruben

The Bass Shakers are ok but it really got much better when I added my second sub and placed it on the platform, adds greatly to the tactile response. Also we will probably replace the bass shakers with platinum Clark Synthesizer. and then use the bass shakers on the first row.

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Nice to see your pics finally! Great job! I love seeing what one can do with the research at this forum.

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Where did you get your seats? I like those!!!


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Where did you get your seats? I like those!!!

I actually got them from seatsandchairs.com they were used theater seats. and so they no longer have those ones but they have some similiar used ones and other new type.
the exact same seating is available NEW at
http://www.enhancedht.com/page/EHT/PROD/TSS/CONR

They will send you a complete swatch card with many color choices on these.
Mine are the anatomical in a mauve which I think they call heather on the card.

Oh and as to holding up. the seats you see in my theater came out of the theater where they had been for over 7 years.
they rock and they are very very comfortable the arm rests go up out of the way if you like.

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Glad to see your setup, looks great!!!

Equipment closet looks nice with the rotating shelves, smart idea.
I also like the height of the second row. No cocerns on bumping heads?


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Glad to see your setup, looks great!!!

Equipment closet looks nice with the rotating shelves, smart idea.
I also like the height of the second row. No cocerns on bumping heads?


There is no problem with bumping heads by anyone in my family, now my son's have a friend who is about 7 feet tall if he comes over some time he is going in the front row. LOL

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no one has peaked in this thread and harassed you about more accoustic treatments or accoustic isolation


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McCall, seems everytime I reply in a thread I say something to the effect of, "I completely agree with McCall on this one...". Seriously though, you have contributed so much to this forum and its great to see your HT taking shape. It looks great - love the sconces! Keep the pics coming

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So McCall, who's idea was it to build a theater in your home? Was it originally yours or a family member that influenced it? I know you mentioned in a thread your husband was into high end A/V, was that part of the influence? I ask because you don't see to many women opting to build a dedicated theater but in your case I think it's different.

I see so many people building theaters in here now it is crazy. I can't believe how many people are building actual dedicated theaters in their homes now. I know when I started my build in 2005 (can you believe it's been 2 years already?) there were only a few people actively in the AVS dedicated theater construction section and now there are hundreds.

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We have both been interested in someday having a home theater ever since we first saw one in a High end store back several years ago. Then after POTC came out and I went to the theater 42 times to see it till I could not because it was no longer there, I decided I REALLY wanted that home theater.

Then in May of last year I decided to start building it, or rather get husband to start building since I in fact can do very little. The fact we were building a Home theater did I think have some influence on his getting his current postiion, as it showed an interest in the industry. He was not then in that industry.

But while we both share the interest and desire for a theater I was the driving force, [the one behind him with the pitchfork! He he!] that got it going, that is why we named it the Mickelodeon, for McCall.

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