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Okay, I'm back with new dimensions from my builder. Photo is below. The theater is now 15 3 1/2 by a nice 27 foot 2 feet long. Wasn't able to get any wider and I realize that's a bit on the long side, but given that I want to do a false wall in the front for an AT screen (I assume 2 feet lost there?) and a back bar, and probably start the first row back at least 11 feet, I think this will work for 2 rows of seating and a back bar, and still have some room at the rear...
Sweet spot seating is definitely important. I'm envisioning a 2 person loveseat style setup for front row center for the wife and I (or just me to strech out) and then singles on either side, then 4 individual seats in row 2, followed by the back bar. We've got the room dimensions up to a more comfortable 15' 3 1/2" wide by 27' 2" long (but the length will lose a couple once we have the false front wall up for the acoustic screen). I'll post full dimensions as well as a...
Thanks Jeff, I have been sponging up tons from the forum over the past few days as we get closer to reality. The information you have provided to so many across the board here is phenomenal. Just wanted to say thanks for all you have done to further the hobby and the dream.
NYGIantsFan, Just wanted to say congratulations and that your thread above so many others has been my inspiration for my own build as well. I'm in a similiar situation in that I have a unfinished basement with a similar plan of an acoustic wall, 2 rows, and a back bar. So this has been a great start. I'm not sure if you have this buried in the thread somewhere (I do intend to read it all cover to cover) but would be curious to know what you went with as far as the...
Jeff, Given that The Rawlinsway Theater is really my inspiration and represents very closely what I want my builder to do, if there are any plans you might be willing or able to share, regarding most especially the spacing you used as far as the front wall and speaker space, stage spacing, riser spacing...I'd really appreciate any detail that I might be able to pass onto my builder. At this point I'd say we are still a month away from breaking ground, but the home...
Oooh you know what I like that idea, center love seat and that will give me more space, plus it looks like I was only at around 9.5 feet with my current seating and all armrests...So maybe we can get there. I appreciate your information, this has been really helpful to avoid any immediate problems before the first saw is picked up and the first nail put into place!
Jeff, You know what, that's a really good point. So what's the solution? How much space do I need on the left and right side of the room in order to make a 4-seat row (10 feet wide) work properly for everyone?
I'm back, after some uncertainty around the build process it's looking again like it's on, so discussions with my builder around the theater are about to resume. And I've got a more current version of the plan as it stands. He doesn't think there's any way to widen the room due to the stairs, but he CAN lengthen the room a bit to allow me room for the acoustic screen and speakers behind as well as to compensate for what looks like an odd cut in at the lower right corner...
Jeff, First of all, thanks a ton for taking the time to respond. I appreciate you taking the time to help out! Your initial 3 tips are great, especially #2 and #3 which my builder may already know, but that I need to make sure I inform on, in case a HT room isn't one of his usual extras. One other interesting point someone came up to me with -- Some real estate agents seem to think that hiring an independent contractor (HT specialist or otherwise) to finish the...
From one fellow northeasterner to another, thanks. This winter probably had you loving being inside watching your own theater. You are asking all the right / tough questions and I appreciate it. Now before my builder gives me any final plans for this whole house is the time I need to at least be sure I have this room's dimensions right. It's funny, I could care less about the bedroom dimensions, but this theater room needs the right planning. Good point about the...
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