Anyone Using Actual Theater Seats for their HT?
So my leather sectional has been gradually crapping the bed over the last number of years (many rips and tears that I've had to cover up with blankets). I'm kinda done with leather, as even though my sectional was top grain leather, I found the MLP seating area to get worn out and was the first to start tearing.
I love my theater and I really want it to look like a theater. I considered getting your typical reclining home theater seating, but when I go to my friend's house and sit in his, I inevitably end up falling asleep during the movie. Yes, I need to get more sleep...
Anyhoo, so that got me thinking - I could get actual theater seats made of durable fabric that recline a bit but not so much that I'm going to fall asleep. Questions:
1. Anyone else rocking actual movie theater seats in their HT? Pics? What is your take on it? Would you do it again? I worry a bit that the high backed chairs may interfere with the rear surrounds getting to my ears, but perhaps once they're reclined it's not as much of an issue?
2. Where did you buy them from? Best deal?
3. I'm a happy Canuck, but not so happy when it comes to having to ship stuff from my southern neighbours (I tend to get hosed so badly that shipping is often as much or more than the item itself). So, any place in Canada that sells actual theater seats?
4. The theater seats would represent the main row that I'd be watching movies (I can fit four across). I sit at around 11 feet from a 138" scope screen which is just about right according to THX. I don't have room for a rear row, but four seats isn't enough for when I have my friends over. Any suggestions for comfortable low front seating? I don't have a 4K projector yet, but once I do the closer viewing shouldn't be an issue (although my DLP projector is VERY sharp).
Thanks for any and all input. Cheers,
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