LaZBoy Matinee. Anybody got em?

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  1. TomBarnard

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    I am looking at purchasing new seating, but just started looking. Have a good chunk of money ready, but simply am not sure what to expect. Anybody know of a resource that compares the various HT seating and gives MSRP on them? I like the look of the LaZBoy Matinee, but know that CineLoungers are all the talk in the uppity-up HT's. Any thoughts would be of great help. Thanks.
     
  2. Jay Mitchosky

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    I have two rows of four Matinees on order. Should arrive in another month.


    Very nice, but pricey. That's what I like about the Matinees. Very comfortable, solidly built, and reasonably affordable.
     
  3. Joe Thompson

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    Tom & Jay,
    I priced some LazyBoys & they were very expensive....more than $1500 a chair & less 20% with a trade in. I guess if you want to spend 8-10 grand for 6-8 chairs...Well was too rich for my blood....but in their defense they were comfy & a slimmer chair so they would fit in a smaller type room

    Joe
     
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    I just got my 2 Renaissance Home Theater X5 recliners setup last week and they are awesome. I went with a 2 chair configuration with a wedge arm in 100% black leather. I looked at the Lazy Boy stuff and believe me, they are no where near the build quality of the X5s. The recline mechanisms on the X5 are 75lbs per chair and come with free motorized recline. I highly recommend anybody in the market for quality high-end theater seating to check them out. [​IMG]

    Renaissance Home Theater Seating

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  5. JayPo

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    I had to go with LaZBoy ... had 90" across to work with and wanted 3 seats. Went with a love seat + single combination. All leather, absolutely gorgeous and comfortable. Believe it or not, "normal" people don't have home theater recliners. So no matter who comes in, these seats are the main attraction.
     
  6. TomBarnard

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    Jay, I don't want to be too intrusive so feel free to don't reply if you don't want to, but as I have just begun my search, I am curious what i'll roughly pay per seat and per insert for the Lazboys.

    Tom
     
  7. JayPo

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    For some reason Tom I think that they were around $1100 a chair, all leather. The only reason that I'm not positive is that I can't remember exactly what we put down and we also bought another piece of furniture at the same time. Ordered them from Wolf's Furniture and couldn't pass it up because the were running one of those "once in a lifetime" deals where you have 3 years to pay it off ... or is that a "once a month" deal :b But at any rate it worked out = I convinced my wife that we needed to get em right then. They fit great in my small area and are damn comfortable.
     
  8. Jim J

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    holy $#!+ those chairs are gorgeous.

    too bad just 2 would be more expensive than the last couch we bought! (Altho They seem to be priced reasonably)
     
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  10. Greg Haynes

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    How would these rate to the Berkline 92's series. I sat in these chairs and couldn't belive how comfortable they are. It's the same chairs that Jerry Pease bought for his home theater for anyone following his theater construction over at HTT.
     
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    WOW, you guys spend a ton of money on chairs!
    If you guys spend this kind of money on chairs I would love to see your hardware list![​IMG]
     
  12. Gary Shipley

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    Tom, if you go with the microfiber instead of the leather, you"ll spend about half as much for the La-z-boys. They should run around $600-$700 per chair instead of $1100. Thats what I'm going to go with.
     
  13. BrianKR

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    OMG!!!:b

    I now see why you guys spend what you do on chairs!
    I found an outlet furniture mall with dozens of different style theater seating and some of them were like sitting on clouds!

    I am definitely going to purchase a couple rows of leather seating in the not too distant future! Now it's just a matter of which company, color and features to get.
     
  14. TomBarnard

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    Gary,

    Thanks for the reply. I really have been lusting after the leather, but my wife and I have planned a trip tomorrow into Tyler (the nearest thing to civilization where we live) to check out their Lazy-Boy store as they have a row of the microfiber matinees in stock and as you mentioned, they quoted me $599 per seat on the phone yesterday. That means I can have a row of 3 for under 2 grand which was my original budget for this purchase without taking out a second mortgage on the house. [​IMG]

    Tom
     
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    I was going to go with the MicroFiber until people on this forum talked me out of it [​IMG] ... but what really put me over the edge was the 3 years to pay it off at Wolf's Furniture. Good luck with your purchase Tom.
     
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    Okay, so I visited the Lazyboy store this weekend and have to say that I wasn't impressed enough with the Matinees to make a purchase. I really liked them in leather, but refuse to pay the insane prices.

    So I've gone a totally different direction, forsaking media room seating and I'm purchasing a black leather sectional with built-in recliners and accompanying wedge ottoman.

    And I'm doing all this in leather for 25% less than the cost of the Lazyboy microfiber matinee product.

    Thanks for all the advice of everyone who's responded.
     
  17. Jack Shappa

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    My local furniture store (RC Willey) has the La-Z-Boy theatre seats in a row of 4 (with wedges in between) for a TOTAL of $2000 (not per chair, the whole row)... They look great, are comfortable. They are manual recline, and I think that suede-like fabric that's really soft and stain resistant...

    Here's what they look like (off la-z-boy site)

    http://www.la-z-boy.com/ourfurniture...rnitureID=1082

    - Cryo
     
  18. Eric Samonte

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    We got ourselves Berkline 099s leather plus (leather where it touches u, vinyl or the like elsewhere), 3 of them in a curved row. Best seats in the house and it cost us about $1600 delivered.
     
  19. Bill Paulins

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    I also looked at the lazboy seats but went with 5 lane theater seats for @4200.00. Found them at art van in black leather.
     
  20. JayPo

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    art van? I know that it's too late for me, but I was just curious ... building a home theater is all about second guessing yourself :b
     

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