Posts Tagged ‘used theater seating’

Are the home theater chairs shipped assembled? Will the theater seats fit in a car if I pick them up?

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

We get asked about how the movie theater chairs are shipped, and about the size of shipments and if a customer who chooses to pick up the chairs at one of the warehouses, about how much room do they need in their vehicle.

Here is some information that will help answer those questions.

First, standard movie theater seats are always shipped partially assembled. They are not shipped assembled, they are not all put together. As that would take up way too much room.

On average a shipment of 10 to 12 standard movie theater chairs, or less, will usually will fit on 1 pallet.

Used movie theater seats, again, standard theater seating, not movie theater recliners, are palletized for shipment. Or you may be able to come to one of the warehouses and pick them, and thus save on shipping.

Here is the answer that we provided to a customer who was coming to the warehouse to pick up 3 standard used theater seats. He asked…..

“Quick question, are the 3 chairs attached together, or can they be packed in a car individually?
I don’t have a pick-up truck, just a regular (open top) car. Can the chairs be placed individually inside the car then re-attached as a row of three?”

Here is the answer that we sent him….
1 row of 3 chairs will be made up of …
3 seat backs
3 seat bottoms
4 legs
They will be partially assembled.
The backs will all be put together.
The seat bottoms will all be put together.
The leg with its armrest will all be put together.
So you will have to attach the backs and seat bottoms to the legs.
The hardware to attach the backs and seat bottoms to the legs is included.
The hardware to attach the chairs to your floor is not.
So you can easily fit 3 backs, 3 seats and 4 legs into a cars back seat, or empty trunk.

Please contact us with any other questions!
Phone: 727-798-6949
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Used or New Theater seats for your home theater or auditorium?

Friday, May 14th, 2010

With today’s economy, it is practical to consider all of your options when shopping for theater seating. Used theater seating, will be, no doubt less money than brand new theater seating. Many times used theater seating is half the price of new theater seating. So why not choose used theater seats? Well, ‘used’ means that the movie chairs can show some signs of wear, used theater seats usually come with only a 30-day warranty, and they come in the color that they are in, in other words you do not get to choose your fabric color, it is already decided for you.
So let’s talk about these concerns. “Signs of wear”: when purchasing used theater seats always ask the seller, what is the condition of the theater seating? If there are scratches, where are they? How bad are they? Scuff marks on plastic theater seating rear-of-back shells can easily have their appearance lessened by applying a plastic / vinyl protestant such as Armor All®. Scratches on metal legs or seat pans can be touched up with paint, or repainted entirely. Reading these fishing kayak reviews, you will know how to choose the right kayak.
“Soiled fabric”: Fabric can be cleaned; in fact, some used theater seat cushion bottom covers can actually be easily removed and simply placed in a machine clothes washer for cleaning. You definitely do not want a used theater seat that has any rips or tears in the fabric.
‘Fabric color choice’: The color that the seller got the chairs in is usually the only color you can get. So it may be prudent to order some ‘attic stock’ theater seating, to keep as spares. Remember theater seats last a long time, 15 years at least. So who knows if you might have to replace a cushion 10 years from now? Matching fabric again in the future can be near impossible.
So those are some of the things that are good to consider when deciding if you should go with new or used theater seats.
New seats come with a 5-year warranty, you can choose your fabric color from 50+ colors, and you can choose the height, width, and armrest preferences.
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