Finally our home theater is underway! I have always wanted a dedicated theater. Now I get the chance. My wife and I were fortunate enough to build a new home, and while she was looking at plans to see how the kitchen, master bedroom, ect., was laid out, the first thing I wanted to see was the basement and how the theater layout would be :0). We found the floor plan we both like, and our house is beautiful. So I finally get to start our home theater!!
I am so grateful to the amazing people here on AVS. Some of the theaters that you see here are simply amazing! I always knew the basic layout, equipment, ect I wanted (again, thanks to all the amazing ideas and minds here) but could never really nail down a theme for the room. Well last October we were in Disneyland riding Pirates of the Carribean, and that is when it just hit me. I have always loved that ride as a kid. It has a feel that nothing else can bring. I know some of you may think It is weird, but that is the feeling I would like to have in the theater. I would like to have some elements from the movies (this is a movie theater after all) but mostly from the ride. Some ideas we wanted to create are: first, we wanted to have scenes from the ride and the movie. I decided to have arches on each side of the theater where we cold have an artist come and paint some murals in them. Then we want to create an outside feeling. Kind of like when you first get on the ride you feel like you are floating down the bayou at night. So I want to have a star field in the ceiling and have some pants, moss, etc. to try to recreate that somehow.
The room is in the basement. It is about 16'x37'x8'. I want to have a theater and a lobby in this space. So the theater is about 16x27 and the rest is the lobby. There was a window on the plans for the room where the theater is, but I convinced them to get rid of it (no easy task). There is one window in the lobby area. I am going to get some pics up soon.
So far I have the framing, wiring, and some of the Sheetrock. I am in a race with our first born! He is due at the end of November and I have been given the ultimatum to have it done by then. I have the arches done and ready to paint I just need to give the artist some ideas on which scenes from the ride and the movie to paint. We are thinking about 2 arches for the movie and the other 4 for the ride. Anyway I feel I have rambled along. Please any ideas comments are more then welcome!