I have two sets of theater seats from two different manufacturers.This has been my first and only experience with theater seats.
The front row are electric recline with very soft leather. I purchased them for $750 on Craigslist from a guy that was in Real Estate and had them in his vacation home. He bought them new for $2300 from American Signature. They are from the Aurora Collection and were in perfect condition. Super comfortable, very nice and soft leather. The motors have worked perfectly since I have had them. Very smoothe and quiet recline. The ONLY part I do not like about them is when I first got them, my 4 children wanted to climb out of them without letting the footrest down since it takes about 5 seconds to let the footrest down. There isn't enough support for someone to put their weight on the footrest so that part could break if too much weight was applied to it. I don't expect any of the electric recline to be any different as the footrest wasn't made to support the full body weight of anyone. With that said, they have survived over the past few years that I have owned them.
The back row are manual recline, with not as soft of leather (lower quality seats). They have also held up extremely well. I bought them off of a builder that was going out of business. They had the three seats in a Model Home so it did not get much use. The plastic was still wrapped on the footrests. I paid $600 for them. They were in mint condition.
We live in a small community with a LOT of small children. It is not uncommon for us to have our 4 children and 4 or 5 neighborhood children in our home. The seats have held up incredibly well so far and to me they are an incredible addition to our HT experience.
Best wishes on your search
Front Row Electric Recline
Back Row Manual Recline
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