During construction, my 9 year old got in what was to be the front of the theater and started to sing and dance.
He thought it would be cool to perform on stage.
That sealed it for me. I ended up positioning 2 can light eyeballs toward the stage area, on a different circuit than rest of the lights of course.
Also, as stated above, it keeps the kids away from the screen.
The rule in the house is "Don't go on the stage!".