Lots of progress this weekend -
I committed to framing the ducts and giving up a little height there:
I'll take some better pics during the day, but here's another of the screen wall. The soffit is framed out around that pvc pipe, I've got my projector conduit mocked up and all the coax and speaker cable is run. I'm not sure how most people do it, but I'm running all my projector cables outside of the conduit...