What would you put in this theater?
I'm in the final stages of turning an unfinished basement storage room into a raging inferno of auditory and visual ecstasy, or at least a nice place to watch a movie
I'm kinda stumped on which way to go for a screen. Still debating between 16:9 and 2.35:1. Also not sure if I want to go with an AT material like the seymour XT in order to get better speaker placement or a solid screen. My current thought is either a 110" 16:9 or a 120" 2.35:1, but I'm worried that might be too big. Also worried I might see the texture of an AT screen from the front row. I'm willing to spend up to about $600 but if I can get good results with $200 and a little work I'd just as soon do that. Here's what I have so far:
The screen will be mounted on a false wall about 30" in from the front wall.
11'x23' room, almost 8' ceilings, 10" stage, 12" riser for the back row.
Flat Black ceiling, nearly black carpet, side walls are a medium tan.
Dedicated room, no windows, controlled light via cans, sconces, rope light.
Epson 1080UB projector with 500 hours on the bulb (1600 ANSI lumens, 50,000:1 contrast)
Projector is ceiling mounted 14' from screen.
Two rows of seating at 9'6" and about 13'.
Room is intended for 30% movies, 50%HDTV/sports, 20% gaming
What do you suggest?