So what's a home theater thread without some blue tape on the walls? I like to think of it as a like a right to passage.
I admit, the photo and MS Paint job is not my best work, but sort of shows what I'm dealing with. I'm now thinking post mud and trying to plan out the stage and proscenium. I think I plan on doing this on the simpler side with a curved stage, but not overly large. I've been looking at lots of stages to get ideas.
I'm somewhat limited to how deep I can go with it due to the door to the concession area and equipment area on the left. I figure I can go about 30 inches and still have room for molding around the doorway. I'll probably built a false wall to house a 100" screen and have to pull it out far enough to hide the center channel below. Once I figure out where that wall will be, I can then position those 3 four inch cans in the soffit to the best position over the stage. Once thats done, I'll drywall the bottom of that soffit, build the stage and frame out the screen wall.
I'm thinking of the Mitsubishi HC3000U
now as an option for a projector, but it's offset may make it difficult to mount and still have the screen 30 inches off the ground and would ideally like to keep it there. The front row would be viewing right at the top of the bottom third of the screen (46" line). I may have to mount the project from the ceiling versus the soffit if I go with that machine. Still some time to figure that out.
Final coat o' mud on the HT ceiling soon (maybe by the end of this week), then I can rebuild my cove. Looking forward to seeing that completed.