When you’re in the mood for a movie night, how great would it be to simply head downstairs into your basement and have a home theater that rivals the quality of your local Megaplex? Spoiler: it’s really nice. If you plan on turning your basement into your own screening room, here are a few things you need to keep in mind:

Choose Your Projection Wall Carefully

The wall you use to project your feature film or sports game needs to be carefully chosen so you can clearly and easily see your screen. You need to factor in a few things here:

Distance from the Projector

The bigger your screen, the farther away from your wall the projector has to be. For example, if you have a 60-inch screen, placing the projector about 10-15 feet away should be fine. 

Sunlight

You don’t want to choose a wall that gets hit by direct sunlight since that can ruin your picture quality. If every wall gets hit with sunlight, you should strongly consider installing blinds or curtains.

Other Activities

If you want you to have games, a bar, or other activities in your basement, you need to choose a wall that isn’t blocked by anything else. Make sure no dart boards, pool tables, etc. are in the way of your projection so everyone has a clear view of what’s being projected.

Install Enough Outlets

First off, you’ll need to have outlets installed on your ceiling so you can power your projector without having its cord hanging from the ceiling. You’ll also want to have enough outlets to power your projection screen — unless you move it by wiring it to a switch. Plus, having a few extra outlets to allow people to charge their phones during the movie never hurts.

 

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