I got a sweet deal on some theater seats!

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  1. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys!

    I got a call from my Dad the other day and he has a co-worker who also works in an old movie theater in my home town. The guy said the owner of the theater got new seats and I could buy the old ones for $5 a seat. I have been wanting some actual theater seats to put in rows behind my couch for extra people, so I jumped all over the deal. The seats are older (I used to watch movies in these when I was a kid). They sit up straight or you can lean back a little and the seat reclines. They are actually pretty darn comfy. I got enough parts to configure them any way I want. The end panels have lights in them. I ended up getting 12 seats. They aren't in to bad of shape. I am going to clean them up and use them the way they are for now. I plan on repainting and covering them when we figure out what color our theater is going to be. I plan on building a riser for two rows. I was thinking of going 6 inches rise per row. I am also planning on staggering the seat so you aren't sitting directly behind someone. Do you have any suggestions for constructing a riser? I have carpet in my room that would be tough to match so I was considering covering the riser with some wood flooring. Would that cause any sound problems (I have an SVS. LOL).

    Sorry about the long post.

    PS I thought about hooking you guys up with some seats, but I was a hurried kind of deal so I didn't want to push my luck. Sadly the rest of the seats went to the scrap yard, so I have the remaing seats from my home town theater.
     
  2. Frank Lee

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    Hi guys!

    I got a call from my Dad the other day and he has a co-worker who also works in an old movie theater in my home town. The guy said the owner of the theater got new seats and I could buy the old ones for $5 a seat. I have been wanting some actual theater seats to put in rows behind my couch for extra people, so I jumped all over the deal. The seats are older (I used to watch movies in these when I was a kid). They sit up straight or you can lean back a little and the seat reclines. They are actually pretty darn comfy. I got enough parts to configure them any way I want. The end panels have lights in them. I ended up getting 12 seats. They aren't in to bad of shape. I am going to clean them up and use them the way they are for now. I plan on repainting and covering them when we figure out what color our theater is going to be. I plan on building a riser for two rows. I was thinking of going 6 inches rise per row. I am also planning on staggering the seat so you aren't sitting directly behind someone. Do you have any suggestions for constructing a riser? I have carpet in my room that would be tough to match so I was considering covering the riser with some wood flooring. Would that cause any sound problems (I have an SVS. LOL).

    Sorry about the long post.

    PS I thought about hooking you guys up with some seats, but I was a hurried kind of deal so I didn't want to push my luck. Sadly the rest of the seats went to the scrap yard, so I have the remaing seats from my home town theater.
     
  3. Frank Zimkas

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    Sweet! Please post some pics for us to drool over!
     
  4. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    I am going on a trip over the next week. I will clean the chairs up, assembly them, and snap a few pics when I get home.
     

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