With 4 kids in the house, definitely don't give up on having 6 seats. This seems like it should be a critical aspect of the theatre. What's the alternative... "sorry________, no room for you to watch with us tonight. Maybe next time!"
You can make seating for 6 happen in a number of ways, it'll just take a little more work. But IMO it will absolutely be worth the trouble. What's the hard constraint on the width measurement you set above, is that column to column?
Edit: just scrolled back up now that I'm not phone posting... so the 185" constraint is to keep some space around the sides for movement it seems. That's good, because at least it can be more of a "target" which you can exceed by some amount, rather than a hard wall-to-wall measurement where you have no flexibility.
I think Big might have pointed out the Fusion Lagoon 1011 as the more space-friendly design from Roman, and although there doesn't seem to be a 6-seat config on the site, by my (estimated) calcs you should be able to fit a loveseat and 4 chairs in either a straight config, or with angled armrests on either side of the loveseat for just about 185".
Edit2: My bad, it looks like the Jive 1012 is actually even narrower.
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Last edited by OJ Bartley; 10-26-2018 at 06:27 AM.