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How to figure out the screen size 04 May 2011 19:10 #35936

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Hello i could not find this in the forums

but im looking at design a 4 screen movie theater but i can not figure out how to find out the right screen for each theater

Theater 1 & 2 are 200 seat each
Theater 3 & 4 are 100 seat each

we are building new so layout isnt a total issue
we are doing stadium seating

Any ideas?

and how do you figure this out?
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Re: How to figure out the screen size 04 May 2011 20:01 #35939

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The bigness of the screen it what makes us different than home. In your bigger rooms I would want at least a 30'W screen. My biggest screen right now is 28.5'. I wish it is bigger, especially in a competitive market. In your smaller rooms I would not go smaller than 24'W.
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Re: How to figure out the screen size 04 May 2011 22:28 #35943

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Whatever size you make it you should keep the aspect ratios - 2.35 for 'scope, 1.85 for flat. Movable masking makes it possible to show both on the same screen. Make the screens as big as possible while keeping the correct ratios.
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Re: How to figure out the screen size 05 May 2011 01:41 #35946

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make sure to keep sight lines clear, meaning keep it off the floor high enough that somebody standing up in the front row won't be blocking the picture. four to five feet off the floor is necessary. Keep the front row one screen height away. keep the width of the room 2/3 of the depth as well. How high are the ceilings?
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Re: How to figure out the screen size 05 May 2011 12:03 #35950

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call cliff anderson 210-269-3505
independent theater supply
has been building and designing small town theaters for 30 years
saved me in three different construction projects..
the architects were a problem and Cliff saved me before finals
were drawn and implemented...one architect was going to give up
and said it could not be done...cliff helped him figure it out
when converting existing retail building to stadium
also knows stadium designer with cost effective building plans
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