Started framing the walls this week for my theater. It is the last corner to finish in my basement. Size is 16 1/2' x 28' x 8'-4". Plan on doing 2 elevated platforms for a total of 3 seating rows. Will also have a stage on the viewing end of the room. Sound will be 7.2 with mix matched speakers, driven by an Onkyo 609. Projector will be an Epson 8350, ceiling mounted. I plan on having track lights on the ceiling in front of the stage. The stage will actually serve as a functional stage for my young daughters. Plan on doing some columns and having lights mounted on them. Will also have a candy shelf/popcorn maker with some pendant lights over it. All the equipment will be in a closet in the rear of the room. I guess I am looking for some tips from all you experienced DIY'ers. I do have a few questions; Without adding cost of center channel "in wall" speaker, I plan on using my infinity center channel speaker and have debated on my building it into the front of my stage or just setting it on the stage under the screen. I would like for the lights to be remote so I can dim the lights right when the movie starts. Looked at some x10 remote switches, any other suggestions? I am considering the Logitech Harmony Link to control all my remote devices. Anyone know if lights can be somehow controlled through this? Some of my speaker runs are over 40' so I will be using 12ga wire for them and 14 for the shorter runs. Any downside to doing this? Do most just run their speaker wire through a hole in the drywall or use some kind of a wall mounted jack? I do plan on using a 7.1 wall plate in the equipment closet to terminate all my speaker wires too. Any other tips or suggestions at this point would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure I am missing something.