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It certainly is workable. You want to review the information I already posted, and consider that front projection is most adversely affected by ambient light. Whether that is light that naturally occurs, is direct lighting from lamps in the room, is reflected light from lamps bouncing off walls, ceiling, and floors, or is from light reflected off the projector screen which bounces off walls, you will get the best performance by adding a coat of paint.
Fortunately, you can truly add a coat of paint whenever you would like to. Carpets, obviously, are a bit more difficult.
The photos from my prior link were in my family room, where my wife let me go with medium grey carpet, medium grey walls and ceiling, and a dark green screen wall. When I built my rec-room in the basement, I was able to do dark grey carpet, burgundy walls, and a dark grey ceiling. There was a significant step up when I moved to the basement setup. So, in a space which calls for darkness, that will be of primary concern for image quality.
The rest is up to you, because the space will certainly work. You will have to figure out wiring to the projector, power, etc. You will also really need to think about the screen wall which, IMO, is the biggest headache you have in there. A motorized, tab-tensioned screen might work really well in there, but it'll run about $2,000 or more for a decent 106" or so model. No manual roll up or non-tensioned screen with that projector makes any sense whatsoever.
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