We began to hang drywall on the walls of the theater. The bottom sheets were hung about 1/2" off the floor. This is supposedly to keep the drywall from absorbing moisture from the floor, should any be present. These joints will be filled with acoustical caulking. Some will remember that I caulked the space where the bottom plate meets the floor (I did this in the entire basement).
Here are photos of the back corner of the theater (the plumbing access point and electrical panel will be covered with plugs).
Back of the theater:
Also hung sheetrock on the underside of the soffit where the screen wall will be:
We also hung drywall in the equipment closet (only have these two areas to go).
In addition, we pulled speaker wire through the blue smurf tubes. This was done with my wife helping. She maintained a steady pulling pressure on the wire while I pushed it into the tubes from the wiring closet. This worked much better than me pulling it myself. I nearly had to run out for some wire lube. The 250' roll of 12 gauge wire from Monoprice was barely enough for the 7 wires that I ran. The left, center, and right wires were run through the gray conduit that we ran from the wiring closet to the screen wall.
We nearly had an emergency in the theater at the end of the day. I had pulled a batt of insulation down and left it hanging on the floor while I worked to secure an electrical wire. At the end of the day, I started cleaning up the entire basement. I had vacuumed the theater and had dragged the shop vac into the rest of the basement to continue the cleanup. The vacuum hung up on something and I pulled it free. Apparently, when I pulled the vacuum free, the cord was wrapped around the twin temporary work light that I was using in the theater. When I pulled the vacuum, the cord pulled the light over onto the insulation batt that was laying on the floor. Only one light was on, but it was pointed directly into the paper facing of the insulation. These lights get very hot. I smelled something funny, but didn't think anything about it. The wife even came down from the ground floor and asked if anything was burning. It was then that I turned off the vacuum and began to look around. When I went into the theater, I saw the work light laying directly on the paper facing of the batt. The large black mark was too hot to touch, and the basement had the scent of burning tar paper.
I do not know why it did not catch on fire, but I'm certainly glad that it didn't. If it had, the fire would have traveled up the paper facing and engulfed the entire area before I could have done anything to stop it. My entire family was in the house, and in course of hanging the ceiling in the main portion of the basement, I had turned off the smoke alarm electrical circuit in the basement and even removed the unit in the basement!
Thank God for small favors.