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Has anyone built a theater without a stage or seating riser?

My second row of seating will be on bar stools with a bar.


links to thread or pics would be great.


thanks


room size is 22'x24'x9'
 

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Dunragit,


My HT only has a stage. I still haven't decided if I want to build a riser for my second row. My original plan was to build a bar as the second row, because I don't have enough room for a riser with recliners. Then I saw risers with consumer style cinema seats and it made me think I want a riser. So for right now I'm still a single row HT until I make up my mind.
 

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I say that a stage is completely optional. Only if you want the looks (or a buffer area to discourage kids from getting close to the screen.)


If you have a second row that is already elevated (bar stools) a riser isn't really needed either.


Remember, the most important thing is that it suits *your* needs.


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I have a riser and a counter height bar with stools.... which gives me 3 rows of seats with only one, approx. 9-1/2" riser.


Not exactly what you asked but I thought my use of the bar and stools was close enough.
 

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I got no riser or stage...
 

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I don't have a stage because of the 8' ceiling and a soffit right above the screen. The lack of a stage also helps keep the tweeters of the floor standing speakers at ear height.






With the dark front wall and bright screen, taking a picture of it does not turn out well. Here is a shot mid way through the construction that gives you and idea of the way it looks.

 

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Originally Posted by tlllava /forum/post/16968526


I don't have a stage because of the 8' ceiling and a soffit right above the screen. The lack of a stage also helps keep the tweeters of the floor standing speakers at ear height.






With the dark front wall and bright screen, taking a picture of it does not turn out well. Here is a shot mid way through the construction that gives you and idea of the way it looks.


looks good
 

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Originally Posted by tlllava /forum/post/16968526


I don't have a stage because of the 8' ceiling and a soffit right above the screen. The lack of a stage also helps keep the tweeters of the floor standing speakers at ear height.






With the dark front wall and bright screen, taking a picture of it does not turn out well. Here is a shot mid way through the construction that gives you and idea of the way it looks.


I would love to see the finished theater. Got more pics?
 

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I have no stage.




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Thats cause you have no ROOM for a stage



just razzing ya from one Canuck to another
 

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My room is 21' 7" L x 13' 10" W x 8' 6" H


I don't have a front stage. I only have one row of three recliners at the moment. If I add more seating it would be a bar and stools.


John



 

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I've been debating the same issue. I certainly think a stage can give a build that "theater" look. Is there another function? Sound dampening perhaps? If I end up putting in an equipment rack recessed into the left wall, I may indeed build a small stage.


I plan on building a riser and putting the couch on it. That is, when I can afford the rocker/recliners I want for the front row.

 

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Originally Posted by John H /forum/post/16973012


My room is 21' 7" L x 13' 10" W x 8' 6" H


I don't have a front stage. I only have one row of three recliners at the moment. If I add more seating it would be a bar and stools.


John




I think your subs could count as a stage.



I have a stage and a riser... and a bar. I agree that stages are optional, but if you want a second row of regualr (non-bar height) seating, then the riser is definitely the way to go.
 
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