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Interesting about theater seating: A good friend also in the theater sales and install business told me that a few years back a major theater recliner manufacturer mentioned that theater recliners are purposely made somewhat stiff, so you don't get too comfortable, so you don't fall asleep. My experience sitting in these at shows and other theater friends over the years is consistent with this. So I personally have never been a fan of theater seating.
Back in 1997 I got 6 super deluxe full leather recliners through a friend's wife who is an interior decorator - but as they broke down, the company went out of business, and they couldn't be properly repaired (I am not a light theater buff and tend to break down recliners over time).
In 2008 my late wife and I purchased some recliners for our living room from a local Lazy Boy. A few years later as the recliner broke a bit Lazy Boy came out, fixed it on the spot, charged only as labor out of warranty a $90 service call. I was impressed.
In 2011 I bought a new item at Lazy Boy, theater recliners, but these admittedly had a tall back. Nice and comfortable. And electronic control for reclining!
However, with my theater renovation and upgrade still in progress, I decided to move the theater Lazy Boy electronic recliners into my living room and old 1990s 5.1 basement theater and get new furniture for my theater. I got a great sale at Lazy Boy and decided to get full recliners - 6 Lazy Boy Maverick leather power wall recliners, each with a wired remote as the recliners have a dual frame with power adjustments for bottom recliner, top, lumbar and cervical. Talk about comfortable. For cupholders, I got 4 Southern Enterprises End Tables, each with two cupholders, 12" wide. So two rows, 3 recliners each, 2 end tables each row. And supreme comfort. And the backs on the recliners are not tall, yet as the recliners are so adjustable if you want you can slide down your head to have it rest against the back, or you can sit more upright with your head/ears above the back of the recliner. Full lifetime warranty on frame and a few years on parts and labor - but after warranty for labor is up, they only charge like $100 for a house call. Recliner parts are not each too big, so when something breaks, my experience is easy for their repair person to fix on the spot on location quickly.
See photos below.
Theater Renovation: 3 Aerial Acoustics 7ts & 6 7LCRs; 13 Triad Rotating Silver/9 Sat; 9 Seaton 21" sealed subwoofers; Trinnov Altitude 32 SSP; 3 Theta Digital Prometheus, Trinnov Amplitude 8 & 8M, and ATI AT526NC amplifiers; Sony VW5000 projector; Lumagen Radiance Pro; Panamorph DCR lens; Stewart Filmscreen Vistascope 14' wide 2.40 SnoMatte 100 screen; Kaleidescape & Pioneer UDP-LX500 4k players; Apple TV 4k; TIVO Bolt OTA.