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Since it seems I'll never be finished, I thought I would go ahead and post this. Hope to have a web site up soon.


First, I have to thank the contributors to this forum. Much of what went into my room is the result of what I learned lurking around here. Thanks especially to those that pointed me to sources for art deco information.


My theater started life as a "media" room option on my new house. Just a 16wx20Lx10 room over the garage with carpet and no windows. Except for the curtains and recarpeting the stage, it is 100% DIY.


Equipment info... 110" screen, c5 snell speakers hidden up front. mirage rears hidden in columns. golden theater pre/pro w/aragon/acurus amps. sony vw10ht. front wall covered with acoustic tile. wainscot done with acoustic fabric from www.silentsource.com. velvet curtains by my wife. walls are dark burgundy... ceiling is very dark blue.


Hope to have some better pix soon for a web site, but wanted to share these for now. Thanks again to the members here.


Gary

http://www.avsforum.com/photopost/da...05dec12_17.jpg

Art Deco Molding Picture

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Very nice, Gary. Share more pics soon! Is this a design you completed yourself?
 

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Wow great molding. Where did you get that? Is that stamped tin on the underside of the sofit? More pics would be great.
 

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The molding is from Fypon (think that is spelled right). I'll post some resources used soon. Fypon sells a lot of consumer moldings through Home Depot and Lowes, but has an extensive line of stuff that I guess they sell mostly to contractors. I got it through a store that sells a lot of high end molding, mostly to builders.


Yes, it is stamped tin, and I really struggled with that decision. I wanted the look, but was really concerned about the potential for rattles. So far they haven't been a problem. I probably keep the sound levels lower than most.


The molding and the tin were "unplanned" expenses. My drywall skills were so bad, I had to have something besides paint of fabric to cover them. ;-)


The "design" was based mostly on what I have read here and a couple pictures I'd seen that had the general layout I wanted. No blue prints, just a lot of sketches on graph paper, etc. Just adapted and improvised as I went. On other key resource is a web site that features pictures of old and restored theater houses. Lots of 20's and 30's pix. I'll post that link when I have more time. Off to work for now.
 

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I would love that link:) Thanks.
 

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Gary,


Congratulations! It looks fabulous! I am looking for similar molding - glad to know what brand it is.


Pam
 

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Appreciate the kind comments. Again, I hope to have some better pix soon. Still trying to learn my digital cam.


I've put together some links that help me come up with the theme I was looking for. Warning: The Cinema Treasures link I've included consumed me for several evenings ;-)


Some Art Deco theater references on the net…

http://cinematreasures.org/index.php This site has a huge amount of historical information about theaters around the world. Be sure to check the virtual tour section.


Here are some links to restored theaters that helped motivate me. Most of these are in the ‘atmospheric’ style; some have Art Deco elements. I’ve put links directly to the pictures in some cases. You may want to go ‘back up the link’ to find out more on those sites. Most of these are on cinematreasures above, but here are some quick links.
http://www.paramounttheatre.com/ Great pix!! check the photo section – lower left of the page
http://www.wichitaorpheum.com./
http://www.fabulousfox.com/
http://www.lakewoodtheater.com/sys-tmpl/door/
http://www.parathea.org/
http://www.civictheatre.co.nz/tours/audito_01.html
http://206.102.130.10/palacetheatre/


Deco Furnishings

I wanted an Art Deco style buffet or cabinet to put in the back of my theater. This is the best source for Art Deco furnishings I’ve found. This is the real stuff, original and restored. Don't have the cabinet yet.
http://www.deco-dence.com/


Molding Sources
http://www.balmer6.com/vi-moulding/d...mouldings.html
www.casdesign.com - These are the good folks that help me find the Fypon molding I used. Also see it at:
www.fypon.com


Hope these links are helpful.


gary
 

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Thanks.

The screen shot was from "Super Speedway". It's was produced from an IMAX film about the Andretti family. It's a good demo disk with lots of extras though the story's a bit thin.


I'll work on those pictures...
 

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Cool sites,Thanks
 
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