The first step is to take some measurements. You’ll need the ceiling height, and the length and width of the room. Next, Determine the optimum screen size based on room dimensions, planned audience seating size and arrangement. The rule of thumb is to fit the screen to the audience – not to the projector.
- Ideally, the first row of seats should be approximately two screen heights away.
- The bottom of the screen should be a minimum of 3 feet above the audience floor, allowing those seated toward the rear of the audience to see the screen. This may require additional screen “drop” for ceiling hung screens.