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The Grouse Theater Is Now Showing!

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After a long while, The Grouse Theater is now open. The theater features the following:

- 106" Stewart Filmscreen Horizontal Masking System
- Mavromedia Custom Screen Controller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OjohlX82tM)
- B&W Loudspeakers
- Mackie THX 15" HRS150 Subwoofers (two total)
- 7.1 Surround Sound/THX Ultra via Pioneer 59TXi with Swapped out Burr-Brown Op Amps
- Custom Velvet Curtains
- BTX motorized curtain system with Low Voltage Interface
- Eight Acoustic Innovation Seating with velvet fabric and black welting
- JVC DLA-RS32 DILA Projector (updated from RS2)
- Peerless Mount with vibration isolation mounting kit
- Fosi Fiber Optic Ceiling, featuring a September sky & Shooting Star
- Rope Lighting
- Lutron GrafikEye 4-Zone Lighting System (with additional Lightolier Compose zones)
- Windows Media Center (Win7) with HD DVD & Blu-ray player
- Guilford Of Maine wall coverings
- Custom Cherry Woodwork with Aluminum inlays
post #2 of 63
Beautiful!

Any more pics? How about a couple with the lights on and the obligatory rack shot?
post #3 of 63
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Beautiful!

Any more pics? How about a couple with the lights on and the obligatory rack shot?

Will do! Look for them soon...

Danny
post #4 of 63
Looks nice. Are the strands of fiber actually hanging down out of the ceiling?

Regards,
Tim
post #5 of 63
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Tim,

No, they are only sticking out at most 1/4". I think the long exposure combined with the twinkling causes them to "bloom". The effect in the theater is pretty close to the photo... there is lots of depth and can make a boring movie worth sitting through.

Danny
post #6 of 63
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I have added more pictures... see first post.
post #7 of 63
VERY nice! Was it DIY? Impressive...
post #8 of 63
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VERY nice! Was it DIY? Impressive...

Thanks!

Yes, it was a DIY project, well, kind of, my dad is a finish carpenter/contractor. I did have the luxury of designing everything during the construction of the house, so it was easier than trying to fit and design everything in an existing space.

Danny
post #9 of 63
suuuuuuwheat! Would like to see a little more of the side wall detail and how you did your fabric.
post #10 of 63
Hello Danny,
very impressive indeed!
What about room dimensions?
Regards
Claudio
post #11 of 63
Beautiful room Dude. Very nice work. You should be proud.

More pics?
post #12 of 63
Awesome! Nice clean design. Room dims would be nice to know, don't forget ceiling height.
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Awesome! Nice clean design. Room dims would be nice to know, don't forget ceiling height.

Thanks!

The room dimensions are:
15'(w) x 21'(l) x 9'(h) (middle of ceiling)

The back row is on a 12" riser so the ceiling height is 8'. The double drop soffits around are about a 12" drop. So if you stand under the first soffit on the upper riser, its about an inch over 7' and about 18" deep. Then the next step, is 6" up and 18" deep until it hits the star sky.

Danny
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suuuuuuwheat! Would like to see a little more of the side wall detail and how you did your fabric.

I posted another photo to show the side detail, see first post, image #5.

Danny
post #15 of 63
Danny

I'm interested on how you guys went about doing the star ceiling. Did you build panels or is it open to the attic and you just popped holes in the drywall from above ?
post #16 of 63
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Danny

I'm interested on how you guys went about doing the star ceiling. Did you build panels or is it open to the attic and you just popped holes in the drywall from above ?

W00lly,

I used the system by FOSI. Since there is no attic or access above, we dropped the ceiling 1/2" and used 1/4" MDF 10'x4' panels (3) and laid the template (provided by FOSI) on these boards and drilled all holes. Then strung each fiber to each hole (2 different sized fibers). Once a panel was completed, started from back of room, we raised and fastened to the ceiling. Leaving the fibers hanging, I finished the seams and sprayed the ceiling (if full light you can still see the seams, but in normal lighting you can't). Then you cut each fiber, I left them about 1/4"+ so I can repaint and cut again in the future if needed.

Danny
post #17 of 63
Did you take any photo's of the panel build. I do believe I will do mine the same way
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Did you take any photo's of the panel build. I do believe I will do mine the same way

Here is a link from a while back... small pictures but should give you an idea.

DIY: Fiber Optic Star Ceiling

Danny
post #19 of 63
Very Nice theater! Love the look.

do you have a link to the FOSI star ceiling you used? I would like to add a star ceiling to my theater one day. Yours really came out nice.
Old.
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Very Nice theater! Love the look.

do you have a link to the FOSI star ceiling you used? I would like to add a star ceiling to my theater one day. Yours really came out nice.
Old.

Just call FOSI, here is their website (http://www.fosi.com/). Cyr is the guy that helped me... he's awesome!
post #21 of 63
Thanks for the link, I'll certainly check them out.
Old
post #22 of 63
can you tell us about the seating?
post #23 of 63
Great work! Congratulations...
post #24 of 63
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can you tell us about the seating?

Yes, those are Acoustic Innovation Bridgepointe seating (http://www.mavromedia.com/tofrom/bridgepointe.pdf). You can customized the fabric options, but not much on the width or seating heights like you can with their other line (even though the brochure state that you can -- however I bet they can if your budget allows) . These are considered their "budget" seating but don't let that fool you, they are still really expensive (compared to other companies "budget" seating). I love the look and feeling of them. I'm a dealer for AI and can give you a quote, not sure if that is allowed on this forum.

Cheers!
post #25 of 63
A few questions:
1. I always hear people saying choosing darker color for HT. Your color choices are pretty light to me.
2. I don't see recepticals on your walls. How did you pass the inspection?
3. Can you give some more photos and details of the side walls?

Thanks,
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A few questions:
1. I always hear people saying choosing darker color for HT. Your color choices are pretty light to me.

The whole dark color deal is so you don't get reflections that alter the image on the screen. I have my projector calibrated to REC 709 specs and don't have any issues with reflections on my screen. The colors in this theater aren't light, but they aren't black either (except for ceiling and front wall). I wouldn't get too hung up on color choices, of course, don't go white. The theater goes black when a black scene is projected.

I am a huge fan of Theo Kalomirakis and consider him the king of home theaters and his theaters are not dark colors either.

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2. I don't see recepticals on your walls. How did you pass the inspection?

There are receptacles in the baseboards (horizontally). The lower stretch which you see in the photos have receptacles in the riser and left and right (behind) the proscenium. They fall within code -- now no windows in a living space is the biggest issue with code.

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3. Can you give some more photos and details of the side walls?

Sure, I'll have to take some more photos.
post #27 of 63
Danny,

Great looking theater !

I know you built your masking controller to work with the Stewart Filmscreens, will it control a DIY motorized masking system ? If so, what would be the requirements for it to control a home made setup & the cost of your controller system ?

Thanks for sharing your beautiful theater !


John
post #28 of 63
Wow, awesome theater!!!
post #29 of 63
Danny,

Awsome looking room. Do you have some pictures with more light? I would like to see the actual colors of the fabric you used.

Jorge
post #30 of 63
Gorgeous theater....she's a bute
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