Major construction and trim work is done. I gotta figure out how to finish off the bottoms of the front columns. My two subs are tucked in there so the front needs to be removeable. I was hoping to build out the bottom of the columns similar to the others by using chair rail and trim. However, I have just enough room to fit a 120" 2.35 screen between the two speaker columns (124.5" total spacing). If I use any sort of trim to wrap around the corner to the screen, id have to drop down to a 115". This is based on screen frame sizes listed on the internets. Not sure what im gonna do and I keep putting it off to work on other stuff.
Current front speakers are old DIYs that sound OK but I plan on replacing them with a set of Fusions. I can fit Fusion 12's in the columns and an Alchemy MTM for the center. Just need to trim the openings for the L&R and build a support for the center.
As far as the paneling, ive decided to end it at the front column as shown. The blank space between the column and speakers will get a full length acoustic panel. The walls above the paneling will get frames and fabric. Thinking of going with a dark blue on the flats of the ceiling and keeping the trim/molding and coffer beams black. Walls would be similar blue and bottom paneling would be all black. Gonna try to pick out colors soon and get some painting done soon.
Current plan is for two rows of seats but all our friends think we are nuts building a theater. They just don't get it. So with the 4 of us, I keep thinking of adding a bar for the back row.