New home new cinema

#1 by Will Fleming , Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:34 pm

So i have not been around for a while due to moving house and business keeping me busy. Anyhoo now that i am settled i need to set up my new cinema and lucky for me my wife has donated the entire top floor to this. It consists of two rooms not the largest but hoping will do i want to turn one into a foyer where i will have a drinks vending machine as well as a shop stall serving popcorn,sweets and candyfloss etc the children will love this bit :) . Now this is all easy enough to do but my question is this what would you say is the minimum length of a room to set up allowing for showing scope etc as i said it is not the largest room i have had to work with. Thanks in advance and glad to be back around :)


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RE: New home new cinema

#2 by Eivind Mork , Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:46 pm

I am afraid I can't answer what a minimum room should be. I don't have enough experience, although I guess it will depend a lot on the lens of the projector. But I would just say it sounds super cool to get a whole floor for this! Good luck with that, and I hope you will post pictures when you are done!



 
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#3 by Mats Abelli , Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:11 pm

bion 2015-08-15 005.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)bion 2015-08-15 012.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)As Eivind says, it depends of the lens you use. And how many seats . My home cinema is about 20 feet long ( projection boot excluded ) and seats 22 people


 
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#4 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:31 pm

Superb cinema room Mats! You should be very proud.


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#5 by Michael Lattavo , Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:08 am

Mats, that looks incredible!


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#6 by Michael Lattavo , Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:19 am

Will, my room is 21 feet long by 12 feet wide. In other words, not big enough! I have a hallway so the projector can sit back an extra 15 feet, making my scope screen 10 feet wide. As I'm in the basement, I can't do tiered seating like Mats did, which would really be ideal as it maximizes space.


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#7 by Andrew Woodcock , Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:03 am

Michael, which type of projector and lens set up requires you to have to go back further than 21ft to fill a screen width of 10ft?

I only site my own projector around 23ft away from the screen and its only on mid zoom range to fill an image 8ft wide. I can actually get a image well over 12ft wide from this distance if I had a room and screen to accommodate anything bigger than the screen I have, from this distance.


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RE: New home new cinema

#8 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:31 am

WOW Mats, that was always my dream in the 80's having a home cinema like that, that's a dream come true, well done on a truly fantastic home cinema


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#9 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:30 am

Hi Will,
The idea for a concessions area is great! It will really give it an authentic feel of a theater.


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RE: New home new cinema

#10 by Tyler Hatwell , Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:52 pm

Quote: Timothy Duncan wrote in post #9
Hi Will,
The idea for a concessions area is great! It will really give it an authentic feel of a theater.




Now all you need is sticky, uncleaned floors, over-priced sweets and a tall couple talking in front of you and it'll be just like my local multiplex!

(The joy of cinema without having to deal with the problems of a cinema is one of my favourite things about this hobby)


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RE: New home new cinema

#11 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:30 pm

Haha Tyler, now I know why I watch my super 8 films on my own, you forgot the constant messing about with mobile phones too


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#12 by Michael Lattavo , Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:10 am

I'm sorry, I mis-spoke Andrew, I'm only back 21 feet for scope screen, then go back the extra 15 feet for my regular 80in w x 60in h screen. My brain was running a little bit on auto pilot last night!


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RE: New home new cinema

#13 by Will Fleming , Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:54 pm

Hey guys thanks for the replies all very helpful will get to measuring etc. Mats wow how amazing your home cinema looks maybe i need to ask if i can build extension to house haha.


 
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RE: New home new cinema

#14 by Mats Abelli , Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:16 pm

¨Will! We built a second floor!


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#15 by Mats Abelli , Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:17 pm

And I was lucky to find the seats, free to collect, from a lokal cinema.


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#16 by Will Fleming , Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:15 pm

then you got very lucky :) i can find on ebay but not cheap :(


 
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RE: New home new cinema

#17 by Mats Abelli , Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:33 pm

Just keep your eyes open Will. I watched adds for a year or so. Some people asks £100/chair.


 
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#18 by Will Fleming , Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:07 pm

Thats pretty much what im getting quoted at moment.


 
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RE: New home new cinema

#19 by Eivind Mork , Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:11 am

Now I get it. This is exactly what the small livingroom at the cabin misses: Cinema seats! :-) I better start convincing my wife :-)



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