Small Theater Build Threads - Page 10 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #271 of 298 Old 12-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Member
 
fooks213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Equipment List:
Epson 3010 Projector
Pioneer VSX-1122 Receiver
Panasonic DMP-BDT110 3D Blu-ray
Pioneer SP-C21 (LCR)
Infinity Classia C255ESBK (Surrounds)
Snell 550 Sub
Elite Rocker Theater Chairs (7)
Seymour Center Stage XD DIY 110" Diagonal Screen

Room size: 11 X 13





















krakhen likes this.
fooks213 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #272 of 298 Old 12-18-2012, 06:53 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Verge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: arkansas
Posts: 1,551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 20
That's awesome in 10x13
Verge2 is offline  
post #273 of 298 Old 12-18-2012, 06:58 AM
Member
 
Chimera2345's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Barre, VT
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
That's really nice! I really should post pictures of mine in here now that it's finished.
Chimera2345 is offline  
post #274 of 298 Old 12-18-2012, 09:50 AM
Advanced Member
 
design1stcode2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 827
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Great job Fooks! Can't wait until I can post mine (many months away I'm sure). How are you handling your Marquee? As in the movie name.

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

Play like a Raven

design1stcode2nd is online now  
post #275 of 298 Old 12-18-2012, 10:58 AM
Member
 
fooks213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Just printing on transparencies. I would eventually like to get a small monitor/tv and run it to my computer. It would be a lot easier to change and it wouldn't have to be just the static image.
fooks213 is offline  
post #276 of 298 Old 12-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Advanced Member
 
design1stcode2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 827
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Eventually I’m planning on using a TV and either a thumbdrive with poster images or something like an Apple TV to send poster images to it. Or if the TV supports wifi maybe just stream them from my PC. That is far down the road and is just a “nice to have feature” for me. Same with popcorn machine and other things that aren’t important to the viewing experience.

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

Play like a Raven

design1stcode2nd is online now  
post #277 of 298 Old 12-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Member
 
fooks213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I'm with you 100%. I was thinking of a thumbdrive as well.

If I had a lobby, a popcorn machine would be first on my wish list.
fooks213 is offline  
post #278 of 298 Old 12-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Advanced Member
 
design1stcode2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 827
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 33
With your's being where a living room would go you are a bit limited in that respect. You did a great job with a very small space.

I've allocated a six foot section outside the basement theater for cabinets and a countertop so at some point I may put a popcorn machine there. As of right now the $$$ for cabinets and top isn't there so those will be the last part of my build. That's with getting contractor pricing on the cabinets and DIYing the countertop. eek.gif

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

Play like a Raven

design1stcode2nd is online now  
post #279 of 298 Old 03-18-2013, 11:08 AM
Advanced Member
 
design1stcode2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 827
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 33
This thread gave me a lot of inspiration that I could have a serviceable theater in my small space so I want to give back now that it is complete.

Stats:
  • Room dimensions are 12’ 1” x 15’ 3” drywall to dry wall (at the widest point).
  • With treatments it is 11’ 10.5” left to right and 14’ 10.5” from back wall to screen or 15’ 1.75” to screen wall (the screen is off the front wall some 3 inches or so).
  • Screen size is 120” diagonal, 2.35:1
  • First row eyes reclined is 9’ give or take an inch or two depending on occupant height.
  • Second row eyes reclined about 14’ 4” give or take
  • Riser depth 6’
  • Riser height 9.75” (I intend to raise the chairs another 1-2 inches as short people have an obstructed view if the front seats aren’t reclined slightly (ideal height for the riser would have been 12” if I had the ceiling height to accommodate it.


Ideally I’d like another foot of riser depth and 2-3 inches of riser height and if I had the money the relocation of the main HVAC lines outside the theater. Riser to soffit height is only 5’ 7”. If I were to build a new theater in the future I’d make sure I had a space at least 13’ x 20’ to accommodate two rows and a false front wall.

Overall I’m pleased with the results given the limitations I had to work with.

100_0693_zps71048e75.jpg
P1120506_zps90995d40.jpg
P1120504_zps9871f2dc.jpg
P1120512_zps05625754.jpg
P1120509_zps19a03121.jpg

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

Play like a Raven

design1stcode2nd is online now  
post #280 of 298 Old 03-18-2013, 11:11 AM
Member
 
Ryan T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Wow, looks amazing! Congratulations!
Ryan T. is offline  
post #281 of 298 Old 03-25-2013, 12:23 PM
Member
 
PeterB123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Here is my 8.5' by 16' theater:

It started as an unfinished attic area on the second floor without walls, ceiling, electrical or HVAC. As I posted in my build thread, I found this site way too late into the build (essentially when all of the room basics were finished).

Although I would have done many things different, I'm still overjoyed every time I go into it to watch a movie.

The only things left to do are a riser for the back seats, art on the walls (framed movie posters), a sub replacement and a player upgrade to OPPO.





Ryan T. likes this.
PeterB123 is offline  
post #282 of 298 Old 04-09-2013, 03:03 AM
Advanced Member
 
JRock3x8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 547
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Liked: 27
this thread is amazing - you guys are inspiring
JRock3x8 is offline  
post #283 of 298 Old 04-09-2013, 04:06 AM
Member
 
domz777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 22
Every single 1 of these theaters is simply awesome, but now, I think it's time to throw some 3D into this party!

*cue merry melodies cartoon intro music*

The Acme Studios 3D HT
domz777 is offline  
post #284 of 298 Old 05-31-2013, 11:52 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Mfusick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Western MA
Posts: 21,011
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Liked: 595
Is there a big theaters build thread?

-


"Too much is almost enough. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards."
Mfusick is online now  
post #285 of 298 Old 05-31-2013, 01:47 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mn_hokie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 2,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Is there a big theaters build thread?

Sure..Anywhere else other than here smile.gif
b0gus likes this.
mn_hokie is offline  
post #286 of 298 Old 05-31-2013, 02:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
bass addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: A padded room
Posts: 3,774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 210
Not finished but just a quick teaser pic of my small theater build. Size is 10'8" wide by 9' tall x 24' long

Firepower


Front


Back

Achievement Unlocked

Psychotic Episode Averted

bass addict is offline  
post #287 of 298 Old 06-09-2013, 10:27 AM
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 17
My 14x14 room:

Seat backs are approximately 3ft from the wall. Viewing distance is 11ft. The Suede acoustic panels are covering windows.


The screen is a 148in 2.35:1 Dalite 2.8 HP. Speakers are Klipsch THX ultras (7), PB13 Ultra, and an MBM12 behind seats



Panamorph & RS20


The entrance to the room. The cabinet houses the gear and the Samsung plasma is the family room display.
RobZ is offline  
post #288 of 298 Old 06-10-2013, 05:59 AM
AVS Special Member
 
cavchameleon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,516
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 50
RobZ,

Very clean looking HT, I like it!!! Question, you have all your gear in enclosed cabinets? Do you have a heat problem of is it actively vented?

Ray

 

"Listen with an open heart and mind."

 

cavchameleon is offline  
post #289 of 298 Old 06-10-2013, 08:23 AM
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavchameleon View Post

RobZ,

Very clean looking HT, I like it!!! Question, you have all your gear in enclosed cabinets? Do you have a heat problem of is it actively vented?


I have a USB fan on top of the receiver and keep the cabinet open when in use. I don't have any cooling.
RobZ is offline  
post #290 of 298 Old 06-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Member
 
ArthurVandelay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
12x16 room with just some touch-up left. Little paint, couple more fasteners, yeah, I'm probably done. smile.gif




ArthurVandelay is offline  
post #291 of 298 Old 07-06-2013, 08:38 PM
AVS Special Member
 
bass addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: A padded room
Posts: 3,774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 210
I think I'm just about done with the theater anyways. As mentioned in an earlier thread, she's on the small side at 10' 8" x 24' x 9'. With exception of carpeting, entire build was done by me alone. Not even close to what some have built, but it will suffice for me. smile.gif I suck at taking pictures, but you get the idea.

Due to the narrow width, I decided to keep the columns as narrow as humanly possible. They are only an inch deep, just enough to put some fiberglass panels behind them at strategic locations to cut down on reflections. I even chose to elevate them on top of the trim to prevent accidental tripping. Behind the screen wall resides a lot of bass trapping.













Achievement Unlocked

Psychotic Episode Averted

bass addict is offline  
post #292 of 298 Old 07-06-2013, 10:52 PM
Senior Member
 
jason4vu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by design1stcode2nd View Post

This thread gave me a lot of inspiration that I could have a serviceable theater in my small space so I want to give back now that it is complete.

Stats:
  • Room dimensions are 12’ 1” x 15’ 3” drywall to dry wall (at the widest point).
  • With treatments it is 11’ 10.5” left to right and 14’ 10.5” from back wall to screen or 15’ 1.75” to screen wall (the screen is off the front wall some 3 inches or so).
  • Screen size is 120” diagonal, 2.35:1
  • First row eyes reclined is 9’ give or take an inch or two depending on occupant height.
  • Second row eyes reclined about 14’ 4” give or take
  • Riser depth 6’
  • Riser height 9.75” (I intend to raise the chairs another 1-2 inches as short people have an obstructed view if the front seats aren’t reclined slightly (ideal height for the riser would have been 12” if I had the ceiling height to accommodate it.


Ideally I’d like another foot of riser depth and 2-3 inches of riser height and if I had the money the relocation of the main HVAC lines outside the theater. Riser to soffit height is only 5’ 7”. If I were to build a new theater in the future I’d make sure I had a space at least 13’ x 20’ to accommodate two rows and a false front wall.

Overall I’m pleased with the results given the limitations I had to work with.

100_0693_zps71048e75.jpg
P1120506_zps90995d40.jpg
P1120504_zps9871f2dc.jpg
P1120512_zps05625754.jpg
P1120509_zps19a03121.jpg
Really like this room!

jason4vu is offline  
post #293 of 298 Old 03-13-2014, 12:12 PM
Newbie
 
04silvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10

Figured this would be a good spot for my first post. Have been a long time lurker of this forum and have learned so much in the process. My room definitely fits the requirements as small at only 13' deep and 11.5' wide.    As I wouldn't call my space a complete "build"... it is a complete DIY room that the wife and I enjoy very much.  I kept the budget as small as possible and used previous A/V equipment and waited until a projector was on sale that fit the bill. I also built all of the movie poster frames and the dvd rack. This being the only spare bedroom (999sq ft 2 bedroom house) it had to be completely reversible.    

 

Equipment list:

Ben Q w710st projector  


110" DIY BOC screen

Pioneer Vsx -516 reciever (older but still has digital audio inputs..so i made it work) 

Sony ss-b1000 book shelf speakers for surround and center channel

Klipsch Synergy 12" sub

Phillips DVP-5982 DVD upconvert player

Sony PS3

XBOX 360

HTPC (well kinda) Dell Inspiron 537 .. has some upgrades, mainly used for surfing net and streaming movies


Logitech K400 wireless keyboard

Phillips Presigo SRU 8008 Universal Remote... also old...but has learned every key I've tried to program... despite being 5 years older than most of the devices it now controls.  It even controls my $40 Lutron Maestro dimmer.  

All new  cables were purchased from Monoprice.com thanks to a lot of recommendations from this site.  Was very happy with the quality, price and fast shipping.   

 

Pics below are as it is now.  Still have a little touch up but its pretty much finished.  Would like to add some tower speakers to my setup sometime though.  

BTW sorry for the picture quality..it was taken with my HTC one and the camera has been acting up.  If i get a change I'll grab a few pics with our actual camera.  



IMAG0664_zps53638d40.jpg
IMAG0665_zps63d77b74.jpg
IMAG0676_zps9bf5691e.jpg
IMAG0675_zpsaa08d1ec.jpg
IMAG0674_zpsb5c72138.jpg
IMAG0673_zpse1ed83f2.jpg
IMAG0671_zps68356e0d.jpg
IMAG0670_zps4834f53f.jpg
IMAG0668_zps740207f8.jpg
Simple poster frames ...cost less than $5 ea to make
IMAG0663_zpsbce7b192.jpg
IMAG0654_zpsf058a2f1.jpg
Picture quality is very good given the cost of projecter and BOC screen
IMAG0619_zps91f656b2.jpg

The Lutron Dimmer that controls the lighting. Funny thing is...it says nowhere in the directions that it can be programmed by another remote.  Figured it was since its IR...but strange it wasn't mentioned anywhere.  


IMAG0684_zpsab5987ea.jpg
04silvy is offline  
post #294 of 298 Old 03-13-2014, 06:07 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Verge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: arkansas
Posts: 1,551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Good work, looks great.
Verge2 is offline  
post #295 of 298 Old 03-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Newbie
 
04silvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

Good work, looks great.
Thanks! It works great for what it is. Still would like to add/replace seating. Might just try to find a microfiber HT recliner that matches our double recliner loveseat and call it good for now. I hope someday i can build a HT room from scratch. It's just not feasible at my current house. I added another pic of the screen (to show picture quality) with the lights dim as well. Hopefully my post will show back up when the mods approve it
04silvy is offline  
post #296 of 298 Old 03-16-2014, 01:56 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Reefdvr27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Liked: 275
I would like to see some more updated pictures of small theaters if anyone wants to share. Looking for ideas!!
Reefdvr27 is online now  
post #297 of 298 Old 03-17-2014, 08:48 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Verge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: arkansas
Posts: 1,551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 20
I'm about to move mine to a slightly larger room that I can keep cooler in the summer, I'll take pics, but it will be a bit I'm essentially starting over.
Verge2 is offline  
post #298 of 298 Old 03-19-2014, 09:51 AM
Advanced Member
 
design1stcode2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 827
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reefdvr27 View Post

I would like to see some more updated pictures of small theaters if anyone wants to share. Looking for ideas!!

I'd add some but nothing has changed except re-hanging my screen on a french cleat. I do intend to replace my sub cabinet cloth as the the acoustic fabric I have now is too restrictive and I have to leave the sub door open for action movies. May also upgrade my blu-ray player finally, that doesn't make for an exciting picture though.

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

Play like a Raven

design1stcode2nd is online now  
Reply Dedicated Theater Design & Construction

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off