Ever since I worked in a movie theater as a teenager (where I met my lovely wife - more on her in a minute), I have wanted a Dedicated Home Theater room. Even back then I talked about finding seats from a closed theater, maybe a 16 or 35mm projector, and creating a gosh-darn real home movie theater. It's now a little over 20 years later, and I recently came to the brilliant realization that our unused basement is the right size to fit the bill. Moreover, today's low price video projectors make this dream do-able. And, most important of all, my wife and soul mate of 20 years has not vetoed the project. She has, however, made the following "suggestions" as to other uses for this dedicated space: It's a good place for the treadmill; It's a good place to set up a conversation area around the unused fireplace that, in my plan, will be unseen behind the screen wall; Instead of blacking out the glass sliding doors on one wall, let's replace them so we can have picnics that go directly from the theater to the outside; and, It's a good place for a desk to do bills. (Other suggestions are sure to follow. I'm only a week or two into the project.) My question to you, dear friends, is how dedicated is dedicated? Has anyone incorporated (or hidden) uses you normally wouldn't find at the Bijou without detracting from the supposed purpose of the room?