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Lowest ceiling height for HT ?

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#1 of 6 DanielH



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Posted February 04 2004 - 09:27 AM

Going to be looking for a home soon, and one of my requirments is a finished basement for a HT. I was hoping for 2 rows of seating and i wanted ot know what you think the lowest ceiling height would be in order to have a good dedicated HT ? Thanks

#2 of 6 Mike Franklin

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Posted February 04 2004 - 11:31 AM

My theater will only have a 7' ceiling, I will have two rows so seating. I my original plan my seating riser was going to be 18", for obvious reasons the riser will only be 1' which will leave me 6'. It's a small trade off for a room that will be 30' long.

#3 of 6 Ryan Tsang

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Posted February 05 2004 - 03:00 AM

I plan to build a basement with 9' ceilings. I too want two rows of seating so the second tier is about 1' higher. I wonder how much more it costs compared to the standard 8'?

#4 of 6 Orlando


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Posted February 05 2004 - 03:38 AM

My basement now has a drop ceiling and because of floor supports and such. It is about 7' and all my speakers and projector and stuff are all hanging form the ceiling. My tall friends have to watch their head when they walk around but most of my family and friends are of the under 6' tall variety.

#5 of 6 ChadLB



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Posted February 05 2004 - 07:14 AM

I have 7' ceilings and I wouldn't want them any lower than that. I wish I had at least an extra foot or 2 though.

#6 of 6 Josh~H


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Posted February 06 2004 - 03:57 AM

I've been using my 7.5' tall HT, and it's been fine. If I didn't have an HVAC duct in front of my projector, I'd be able to have the screen up a bit higher, which I'd prefer. I'm also considering a second row of seating, and because of the projector location, I'll have to make the second row as short as possible. 8' would be better, 9' would be fantastic, but 7'-8' is fine if you're willing to be a bit creative.