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#327059 - 10/31/10 05:19 AM Theater Seating... again
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11239
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
There hasn't been much talk of theater seating lately, and I've been thinking about it lately. My plan is to have two rows of it, the front row having three seats, and the rear row on a riser with four seats. I figure 7 seats will be plenty for most any movie night that I would have, and I will be able to stagger the seating so heads in the front row will not be directly in front of the people in the rear seats. The riser should make visibility a non-issue to begin with, but I'd still rather have it this way.

Anyway, I've been thinking about the backs of the seating. Personally, I'm comfortable in most seating that's remotely decent, but I understand when other people like a little more comfort. I would prefer low-backed seating from an audio perspective, but I imagine most guests would want to rest their heads on the seats. Does anyone have experience with theater seating with headrests that are both adjustable and removable? I'm pretty sure I'll go with theater seating for space and mounting reasons. It simply seems like the most efficient and cost-effective way to accomplish what I'm after, so if anyone has some first-hand knowledge of what I'm asking about, I'd love to hear it.

Even if you don't have any direct advice on my question, I wouldn't mind hearing a discussion of what you yourself are using, along with pros and cons you've encountered.

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#327073 - 10/31/10 10:20 AM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: CV]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
I don't have a "dedicated" HT, but if I were to build one in the future I would consider two-tiered, curved sectional couching with (ottoman)as an option. I kind of prefer the idea of a couch vs separate seating since it would bring the experience of viewers together, so to speak.
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#327087 - 10/31/10 03:00 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: Adrian]
CV Offline
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My current couch has never afforded me any welcome intimacy, so maybe that's why I see no downside to individual seating.

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#327098 - 10/31/10 03:55 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: CV]
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Charles, go pick yourself up an electric wheelchair and head down to the bar. Not sure of your age, but if a cougar is close to your it, then I can virtually guarantee it will work on a silver fox.
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#327106 - 10/31/10 04:54 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
CV Offline
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Ha ha, thanks for that. Do I dare ask for some stories?

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#327107 - 10/31/10 05:00 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: CV]
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Western Maryland, USA
There's always Bass Industries, for very authentically designed (and priced) seating.

They've got other gimmicky stuff too, if you're into that.
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#327121 - 10/31/10 05:33 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: ClubNeon]
CV Offline
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By authentically priced, do you mean expensive or not expensive? What made you mention them over other options?

The prices here seem nice.

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#327124 - 10/31/10 05:41 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: CV]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Expensive...at least to me. But they do offer some in line with I see for those Berklines.

I just really liked their Regal Rockers.

Their other seating options can be highly customized. You can do things like have a pair of seats together without arm rests between them, but the rest in the row are separated.

Although they are really expensive, their Monaco line includes a matching lounge.
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#327125 - 10/31/10 05:42 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: ClubNeon]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Oh I love their media bed.

Although, I don't know how well that'd go down with inviting people over to your home theater. laugh
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#327126 - 10/31/10 05:48 PM Re: Theater Seating... again [Re: ClubNeon]
CV Offline
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I like the Regal Rockers, too. That's actually the style I would like, though I would like the back to be lower (which is where having a removable headrest would come in). I definitely don't want to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on seating. A couple of grand for all seven seats would be ideal. If my friends are pickier than what I can get for that price, boo-hoo, right?

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