I've been meaning to do this for a while - time to add McTheatre II to the list of small theater builds. It started out as a 10'6"W x 13'8"L x 9'H 2nd floor bedroom with a bump-out for the entry door at the left-rear. With a room this size, my project is a shoe-horning of extreme proportions....
Build thread: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-de...ld-thread.html
Here are the high points:
- Seating: 2 rows of 3 seats each with an aisle on the left. Due to size constraints (both row width and recline depth) and lack of recliners that would fit, I was originally going with couches - but by pure luck found commercial recliners in a local theater that met my requirements. I tracked down the vendor (Camatic) and have ordered from them.
- Video: ~104" width 2.35:1 DIY spandex AT screen, lit by a Panasonic PT-AE8000U. (Not biting on 4K just yet.)
- Audio: 9.2 to start with, but installed one pair of ceiling speakers (M8-C) for future Atmos top-middle and 9.2.2. Dual-opposed 18" subs are built into the attic, and 6 surround channels are infinity RS-2 series bookshelves built into custom enclosures that are part of the columns. Front LCR will be infinity RS-3s similarly built into in-wall boxes.
- Misc: I have been told my attic pull-down stair integration with the soffit is awesome and likely one-of-a-kind.
Build is still in progress, and I hope to be in the class of 2019 completed theaters. It is not far off from being in that "operational, but needs detail work" state that takes forever to finish. Some twists and turns (added features) have lengthened the project but I'm glad I'm doing it all. (AT screen/hidden LCR, hidden/attic subs, Camatic seats, and HVAC rework were all deviations.)
Here are a couple sketchups to visualize the end product. Walls will be DMD burgundy fabric on a GPowers-inspired fabric frame setup. Front 1/3 of the room will be black velvet on frames.
An older one with couches -
And a couple older pics where the columns were still in place for reference. (I'm painting now, so nothing's in its home.)
The attic access still works (pics to prove it are in my build thread
And a couple fun-house panoramas that make it look bigger than it is.