Ok several updates - I bought the SMX 2:35 150" wide Proline CineWeave!! It's gonna be awesome
It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but I figured it was a smart move because it allows me the most flexibility in the future, ie if I ever wanted to go 2:35 and I only had a 16:9, I'd have to buy yet another screen.
And If I set this up and for whatever reason don't like the 2:35 zoomed, I can always just leave it masked all the time as a 16:9 and it would be the same as a 16:9 screen with the advantage of looking much cooler when the projector is off
So thank you to all that helped me go with the scope!! I'm already glad I did
And today I bought a roll of linacoustic! I had to drive like 1 1/2 hours there and back, but I think it'll be worth it.
They also tore down my old front wall, kind of sad actually, but I think the end product is going to be so much better!! Tomorrow is framing, wiring, and insulating the new back and side dead walls, then drywall!
A couple questions though - is there anything I need to do special on this back wall? I wanna do it right the first time (actually the second but who's counting).
And second, that false wall that is there now is actually from the old front wall. So we might just keep that one there and remove a few of the vertical 2x4's. My question is, that space behind the false wall is 27" from the back of the 2x4 to the front of the concrete. So once the back wall is framed it will be about a 23" space, or 27" if you count to the back side of the screen. Is that enough dead space?