Well, its a theater, and its big, and I have five kids. Hence, the Big Daddy theater. We love watching movies together and this will hopefully be the place to be for movies and parties. I'd say it will be used for about 60% movies and about 20% gaming and 20% sports parties. No music happening here.
So here is my diagram:
The room is about 29 feet long and 24.5 feet wide. It has double sliding telescoping doors in the back of the room that can close it up movies, or be kept open for sports parties.
You can see on one side of the room is a kitchenette area, really just a sink with a mini-fridge. I wanted a place to set the snacks and drinks during movies and parties.
Two rows of seating and right now I'm thinking couches rather than theater chairs. They are more versatile because you can pack them full for large groups or spread out in comfort with small groups. Then there is a bar with chairs so people can eat and watch the game. I like to have parties with food and sports, and it isn't fun to eat with a plate in your lap, so the bar will be nice.
One thing the diagram doesn't show is the area behind the bar will be LVP flooring. Everything forward will be carpet.
Screen: 160” diagonal Screen Innovations Fixed Frame screen, Slate 1.2 ALR material
Speakers: Paradigm CI Elite E7-LCR https://www.paradigm.com/en/in-wall-...i-elite-e7-lcr
For the surrounds, Paradigm Elite E80-IW and for the ceiling Atmos: Paradigme Elite E80-R.
Projector: Epson 6050 UB
Receiver: Anthem MRX 1120
Subwoofers: Facing the screen, looking to the right, you can see a recessed black box area that will house my subwoofers. It is basically an area that is framed in. I'm thinking of stacking two SVS PB-3000s there. They will sit on the concrete footing, but I'll surround them tight with 3/4 mdf with just a minimal gap for air cooling. In the back of the room, behind the chair, I'd like to put a SVS PC-4000, but due to aesthetic considerations my wife might only allow the SVS PC-2000, since it is lower in height and will hide behind the chair. Yes, I know that co-locating two subwoofers in one place up front isn't ideal for sound. But my wife wants them off the floor and out of the way, so that is the likely location. I've had a few conversations with the SVS guys and they have said that the dual PB-3000s up front just might be enough for this room, but putting the PC-2000 in the back wouldn't hurt. They even talked me out of spending even more on dual SB-16 Ultras, they said the PB3000s will be much better low end for movies, my main use (I can't fit PB-16 Ultras).
Sound isolation? Nah. I spent a bunch of time and money on my last theater, and it ended up being super sound proof, but it wasn't worth the money or effort. No bedrooms share walls with the theater and above it is a kitchen with a gypcrete floor. We only watch movies at night and sound just isn't an issue. It would be pretty tough anyway with those big sliding doors in the back.
I'll post some more pics of the actual space soon.