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Home Theater Seating Layout – Tight spaces

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Home Theater Seating Layout – Tight spaces

Generally, back to back spacing of theater chairs run about 38 to 40-inches in most cinemas.
That’s from the back of one chair (say in the front row) to the back of the chair behind it (in the second row).
Now if your home theater room is small, can you have a tighter back to back spacing? The simple answer is, yes.
The critical dimensions that need to be taken into consideration are the depth of the chair and the ‘egress space’.
The depth of the chair is expressed 2 ways. The ‘seat up envelope’ and the ‘seat down envelope’.
(Remember we are talking about real movie theater / cinema seating here, the type of seating with flip-up seat bottom cushions, and (often) cup holder armrests.)
So, the seat up envelope is the depth of the chair with the seat up, when no one is sitting in it.
A typical seat up envelope is 27 inches. And in actuality, it is not the leading edge of the seat bucket that is the farthest most point when measuring the seat up envelope, but rather it is the front edge of the armrests, especially if there is a cup holder on the end of the armrest.
The seat down envelope is typically around 29 inches.
The egress is recommended to be at least 12 inches. In fact California public theaters (California has some of the strictest Fire Codes in the United States) requires a minimum of a 12 inch egress / space, in between the front edge of the theater seat (seat up) and the back of the chair in front of it.
27″ + 12″ = 39 inches.
So since the 12 inch egress dimension should not be any smaller, then you need to look for a model of theater seating that offers a smaller seat up envelope.
Take a look at the Galaxy and the Cinema Star rocking theater seats.
http://www.celebrityseating.com/product.php?page_id=Galaxy-Rocker-Theater-Seating
http://www.celebrityseating.com/product.php?page_id=Cinema-Star-Rocker-Theater-Seating
The Galaxy in a 40 ½” back height has a 25 1/8″ seat up envelope. So, 25 1/8″ + 12″ = 37 1/8″ minimum back-to-back spacing.
The Cinema Star in a 40 ½” back height has a 24 3/16″ seat up envelope. So, 24 3/6″ + 12″ = 36 3/6″ minimum back-to-back spacing. That’s great.
Now take a look at the Optima fixed back. No cup holder and only a 21″ set up envelope.
http://www.celebrityseating.com/product.php?page_id=Optima-Fixed-Theater-Seating
The Optima in a 32 ½” back height has a 21″ seat up envelope. So, 21″ + 12″ = 33″ minimum back-to-back spacing.
So just in these three models there is a back-to-back spacing range between 33″ and 37 1/8″.
Also remember that if your back row of seating has a wall behind it, you will need clearance for a rocking chair to move back, to accommodate the rocking motion, 5 to 6 inches is usually enough. (The Galaxy and Cinema Star actually feature an adjustable rocker mechanism, allowing you to manually adjust the chair to rock anywhere from 2 to 6 inches, back and forth.) A fixed back chair (Like the Optima, Smart or Festival chairs) only need about 2 inches of clearance behind them and the wall. Yes the fixed back chairs do not rock back per se, they do flex a bit, depending on the weight of the person sitting in the chair.
Take a look at the Tools Page of Celebrity Seating to learn more about this critical back to back spacing dimension. This dimension needs to be considered in determining your seating layout especially a tight for space theater room. http://www.celebrityseating.com/index.php?page_id=celebrity-seating-tools
Of course if you can increase that 12” egress then you will get more legroom, and you won’t have to get up when the person sitting next to you needs to get by you. – Wil Kovacs

HOME THEATER SEATING from Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I have seen these chairs going for over $600 each.
It is hard to even imagine all of the famous performers who appeared at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall in the last 60+ years. The chairs are fully refurbished, and gorgeous.
There are only a few hundred left, and obviously once they are gone their gone.Check it out:
the Authentic NYC Radio Music Hall theater seating is going for $359 each delivered! ($679 for a set).
This home theater seating is one offering of many: See…
Other used and refurbished real theatre seating for use as home theater seating.
A Certificate of Authenticity (COA), is provided by the professional restorers, and it comes with every New York City’s Radio City Music Hall chair. Call with questions! (727) 798-6949

Cinema Star Rocker Theater Seating

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Brand new, real theater seating. These chairs have been designed with movie viewing in mind. Perfect for Cinemas, Theaters, Performing Arts Centers, Screening Rooms, Media Centers, and as Home Theater Seating. The generous widths (22-inch, 23-inch, or 24-inch), provides spacious comfort. The back heights (40.5-inch or 42-inch) provides support for shoulders and neck. Scratch and dent resistant poly rear-of-back panel and seat bucket. Commercial grade upholstered on the chairs back and seat cushion. (We strive to keep Black and Scarlet Red (a darker red) upholstery fabric in stock at all times). The cup holder located in the armrest provides a convenient place to keep your drinks close at hand. Decorative aisle / end panels are available.

The elegance and graceful design of the Cinema Star Rocker makes this classic line a very popular choice for theatergoers. This model of chairs evokes a relaxed and easy-going quality with its flawless lines and pleasing curves. The Cinema Star Rocker is one of our all-time best sellers. Sit back with a cold soda, some hot popcorn and enjoy your favorite movie in this ergonomically engineered for comfort, cinema chair.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2010

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