These theaters had to overcome tough challenges to become reality.
Garage Becomes Theater: Before
Garage Becomes Theater: After
Ping-Pong Basement: Before
Ping-Pong Basement: After
DIY Theater: Before
DIY Theater: After
Old Theater Updated: Before
Old Theater Updated: After
Indoor Pool Becomes Theater: Before
Indoor Pool Becomes Theater: After
Flooded Basement: Before
Flooded Basement: After
Retro Basement: Before
Retro Basement: After
Odd-Shaped Room: Before
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Ping-Pong Basement: After

Big-screen viewing in the space now consists of an 8.75-foot-wide Stewart Filmscreen CinemaScope 2.35:1 screen, with images fed by a Runco RS900 projector. A panel hides the front channels and subwoofer in the Triad surround system, while rear and side speakers are concealed by acoustical fabric. Toward the rear of the room, the theater’s left side was existing, but a rear wall and right wall were constructed. A door in the rear provides access to the back of the equipment rack. An RTI T4 universal controller commands all the fancy new A/V.

Read more: Goodbye Ping-Pong, Hello Widescreen