Is my garage big enough?

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  1. bsw1981

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    We have a garage attached to our house. 5.8m wide vs 6m long.

    I am considering splitting it into a single garage and cinema room.

    I think I need around 3m to comfortably open the car door which leaves probably 2.5m width for the cinema after stud wall.

    Is that too narrow? Has anyone done anything with similar dimensions?
     
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    Our bedroom cinema is approximately 2.5 meters wide, and we love it[emoji106]
     
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    As long as you have enough room to take your seating the width of 2.5 m wide should be fine. If you are considering a projector the length is more critical as the throw length (distance between lens and screen) affects the projector you buy. With 6m of length you wouldn't have any problems in this respect.
    What's more you could fill the whole width with a screen and get a very immersive cinema room. Speaker placement would need some thought but lots of people have created very successful rooms using the space you have.
     
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    How many seats are you considering?
     
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    My room is a little wider (2.75m), but the screen is literally wall to wall and the walls and ceiling are all black velvet. When the lights are off and a movie is on, the side walls could easily be the back wall either side of the screen as the walls are not visible. Carpet is black too.

    I'm running a 16:9 screen that is semi permanently masked down to 2.40:1 and I watch everything as CIH. I only remove the top and bottom panels for IMAX aspect changing movies (TDK, Interstellar, Tron Legacy etc).

    My screen is acoustically transparent with the speakers behind, and I sit at 2x the screen height back (less then one screen width). You could fit an 8ft wide screen and sit 8 feet back with a similar set up, and have two rows. You could also use cinema seats rather than domestic seating to preserve aisle space.

    If you want to run Atmos you will need surround speakers at around ear height and not too deep so they don't encroach into the aisles too much.
     
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    Hi, wall to wall in my garage conversion is 2.3m and i have 2 rows of seats in comfortably, check out the link in my signature. I say go for it :D
     
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    Definitely.
    Mine is 2.5m x 3.5 and is perfect.
     

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