I've been perusing the forum for a while now, and I just moved into a house which can accommodate a decent theater. The basement is mostly unfinished, with 7' 6" ceilings; I know, lower than I'd like.
Anyway, here is a picture of the current layout. The room in the top left is the only finished room.
Edit: Newest plan:
It's also narrower than I'd like, but I'm not moving the cement block wall. The good news is that most of the walls of the proposed theater are cement block. The "H"s represent support beams, next to which there is a lot of ductwork, so that's why I'm not planning the theater on the right hand side of the basement.
I plan on a 9'-wide screen, probably 2.35:1, and two rows of theater recliners, seating 5. Also, I plan on having bar seating in the back, and an AT screen. I feel I have the length for it, even if the width is limited.
A few questions:
How do you propose I orient the room? I've been assuming that I'd have the screen on the wall to the left, but I prefer to walk in at the front of the theater than the rear. Also, where do you recommend I put the door?
I'm sure I'll have a ton more questions as we progress, and I've set myself a deadline of Superbowl 2013
, so if I start falling behind I'll probably give BigmouthinDC a call.
Thanks for any input!