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Hi,

This is my first post and I must say that this forum is a true haven
for HT hobbyists. I'm currently working on turning my upstairs loft
into a theater and one of the things I want to add is a ticket booth.

Does anyone know of where I can find information on constructing
or ordering a booth? The loft is 27 x 10.10 and occupies the entire
2nd floor. Very little natural lighting, so things should go smoothly.

I'm just virgin at this type of project, so be gentle ...


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Welcome to sensory overload Colton. You will be happy and outraged at the same time with this crazy place. There are A LOT of HTs here that make me blush with envy. Everyone is SO helpful and willing to help.

To answer your question: start by looking at the following threads.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t=TICKET+BOOTH

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/show...threadid=287015
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Colton,
Hello and welcome.

I would suggest building one you'll save a lot of money compared to these ones
http://www.vintagevending.com/produc...lts.cfm?CID=78
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Colton,
Hello and welcome.

I would suggest building one you'll save a lot of money compared to these ones
http://www.vintagevending.com/produc...lts.cfm?CID=78
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OK I just got some wood working tools and I have a "crafty" mind...
Any suggestions/tips on making one of those fake door facades???
Pictures? Design Suggestions.
I'd go "modern" look over vintage or retro...

I'd want mine to be thin and light and removable... I'd attach with industrial velco or similar. My door is a hollow "fake" wood 30" door...
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HMMMM Wheels are turning...
Take my door off hinges and make a new "ticket booth door" from scratch...
I'm not sure i'm that crafty (and no pickup truck)...

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HA! You’re a funny! Sounds like your easy to get obsessed. Ok all- should we get him going on X-10 yet? Or give him a few weeks?
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HA! You’re a funny! Sounds like your easy to get obsessed. Ok all- should we get him going on X-10 yet? Or give him a few weeks?
:D :mad:
I may be easily obsessed, but that doesn't mean I go thru with everything... (Although I did buy and X1 after only 2days of research - :p )
Besides I need some thing to make with my new tools!!

Nah X-10 is over kill for now. I have a remote controlled fan, remote controlled outlet switches (see my gallery) for my black light, reading lights, and my Projector...

I DID find a AV/Fan remote from Hunter but it was not a learning remote. :(
(It was RF for the fan and IR for the AV equipment).

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I have gone insane from X-10. The wife had to sit me down and say "Ken, you have a problem." But this is now coming from someone who swore that any remote control over 50 bucks was a waste of money. Gee hun. WHERE IS MY MX-700 ANYWAY??? Oh there it is! welded to your thumb. Last time I was alowed to touch it...... I was replacing 4 AAAs. Seems she likes the backlight alot.
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Colton,

Unfortunately, the second of the two links posted by sungen99 is not valid. Must have gotten messed up as it was pasted into the response.

Here is the correct link to the Ticket Window thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=287015

As the builder, I can tell you that it was a fun project and it results in lots of fun comments from guests to my theater.

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Maybe you already saw mine but it was a lot of fun. More space would have allowed a more popped out shape but this mostly satisfied my desires .



http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...143&fullpage=1




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Great ideas, fellas. Excellent efforts on constructing your ticket booths.

My aim is a fully functional ticket booth that serves in two parts:

1. To hand out tickets (duh!) and display the movies that are showing.

2. The back of the ticket booth serves as the A/V room to hold the projector (Infocus X1) on a shelf.

A black curtain separates these two sections.

The booth would be from the floor to ceiling and using crown molding to blend it all in.

Big project, I know ... but that's my vision.

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Colton,
It doesn't sound to big of a project.
Have you considered starting with a door as the "heart" of the window?
Possibly one of those solid or hollow ones with out any insets or designs...

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Art Sonneborn you have a PM from me.
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