Back when I was still in the information gathering stage, April 2016, I went ahead and bought the rack I wanted to use. This is a Middle Atlantic Essex RCS-4224:
I had ordered the rack, and a whole bunch of accessories, from customavrack.com on a Thursday afternoon and didn't expect to receive it for a couple of weeks. The following Monday I received an email with the tracking info from Oakharbor Freight, went to their website, and they had tried to deliver earlier that day! Less than two working days from SoCal. It then sat in my garage for 6 months till the room was ready to receive it.
Although I don't really need all that rack space at the moment, I'd rather plan for the future and not rebuild again. However, although I knew I would remove a folding door I also knew I'd have to pull both out and raise the header by 4" to get the rack in:
We didn't want to have mismatched doors, or replace the entrance or bathroom doors, and thankfully Jeldwen still sold the same model (the house was built in 2006, and the model name was still visible on the top of the door where the painters didn't spray) and in the desired height. I had to order from Home Depot, and it took 3 weeks to come in. I still need to caulk and paint, but here it is installed:
Previously I had 4 Ikea Billy CD racks for movie storage beside the closet, and these remain now. Extending the "rear" wall of the theater allowed me to embed 3 more in that wall:
The wood artwork from The Craft I found at a cafe in Portland, Or in 2015 and is called "We are the wierdos, Mister". The Craft has a special place in my heart as it is where I discovered Heather Nova (singing a cover of Peter Gabriel's I Have the Touch during the closing credits), whose music since has been a huge part of my life for the past 20+ years. When she played Seattle last year, I got to chat with her and we talked about that session among other things.
Every speaker in my room, and the projector is fed with conduit that runs from the equipment closet through a soffit in the equipment/media room, and then through soffits and the ceiling in the theater. For the front of the room and the projector, 2" is used and then 0.75" elsewhere. A single conduit is used for each pair of ceiling speakers, with two cables pulled through. The ceiling boxes holding the speakers are then connected with conduit and the second wire is then pulled through one box to the other:
Just this past weekend I was so thankful for conduit, as in addition to the Monoprice Cabernet HDMI cables that were already run I had need to pull a RuiPro fiber optical HDMI cable.