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Cinemark Luxury Lounger recliners / CENTURY CINEMAS 16 mountain view seat type?

We have a recliner love seat in our home theater and we like it. But I am coming to the conclusion that we don't love it.

Not quite enough lumbar support, not quite enough support of the feet when using the kick up support, a little too much above the ears without really feeling like support for the head and neck.

Then we went to the CENTURY CINEMAS 16 in Mountain View California recently. It's not close enough to home for regular use but we made the drive because it had reserved recliner seats and we wanted to see a first run movie in the nicest way possible.

And boy, those seats solved the issue we have been having with our home seating setup.

And I'll bet they are built like tanks since they get so much use.

But I could not for the life of me figure out what brand and model they are.

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We have a recliner love seat in our home theater and we like it. But I am coming to the conclusion that we don't love it.

Not quite enough lumbar support, not quite enough support of the feet when using the kick up support, a little too much above the ears without really feeling like support for the head and neck.

Then we went to the CENTURY CINEMAS 16 in Mountain View California recently. It's not close enough to home for regular use but we made the drive because it had reserved recliner seats and we wanted to see a first run movie in the nicest way possible.

And boy, those seats solved the issue we have been having with our home seating setup.

And I'll bet they are built like tanks since they get so much use.

But I could not for the life of me figure out what brand and model they are.

Thoughts????

We live in Redwood City and used to go to Century in RWC until we found out about the theater recliners at the Mountain View location about 1 1/2 years ago or so. I can't help you with the brand or model but I have wondered that myself.

We've seen probably about 15 movies there and there's simply no going back to regular theaters now. The comfort, space, advance purchase reserved seating, etc. makes for a much better experience and worth the extra few bucks they charge. Definitely worth the drive for the experience.
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We live in Redwood City and used to go to Century in RWC until we found out about the theater recliners at the Mountain View location about 1 1/2 years ago or so. I can't help you with the brand or model but I have wondered that myself.

We've seen probably about 15 movies there and there's simply no going back to regular theaters now. The comfort, space, advance purchase reserved seating, etc. makes for a much better experience and worth the extra few bucks they charge. Definitely worth the drive for the experience.
Yeah it's a game changer in terms of theaters. That and the beer on tap.

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And some more views of them, in case it helps to recognize what they are:













And a view of the controller, which I figure may help identify them better:







This is a different theater, but the same kind of seat, and shows the length of the foot rest (which folds out). Now, I am 6' and my heels fell BEYOND the end of the footrest, which is NOT ideal, but the foot rest is so flat that it still distributed the weight in a reasonable fashion -- versus those (like mine at home) that are slightly bent resulting in all the pressure being focused on one spot on one's calf.



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These are also sometimes referred to as the Cinemark Luxury Lounger recliners.

http://images.cinemark.com/luxury-loungers


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maybe:

Cinemark is listed as a client at the 2:26 mark of this video

http://vipcinemaseating.com/about-us/#VIP-video

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Old 10-16-2016, 06:59 PM - Thread Starter
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Good call! I didn't think about looking for manufacturers talking about how their seats are being used in commercial cinemas. I am going to try to do that. Thanks for pointing out that approach.

However, I think these guys you found are supplying different cinemas.

Two clues:

Some of their customer reviews talk about features like swing out tables that I have seen in other high end cinemas but are not part of any of the Cinemark (including Century) theaters from what I can find.

And assuming those Yelp reviews they quote are from the locations of the theaters or that the Yelp users actually live close to the theater they are reviewing, the locations don't seem to work for Cinemark theaters that Cinemark lists as having recliners. (And the Cinemark web site seems pretty up to date. one of the theaters I know about is listed on the Cinemark site as "coming soon" with recliners -- and, sure enough, the theater itself doesn't yet have the seats installed. That suggests the Cinemark web site list is pretty good.)

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Cinemark is listed as a client in the expanded video I linked

There are some theater seating companies that sell some select models of VIP seats to the residential market I remember reading that the minimum order was 8 chairs.

there are other brands that are just as comfortable, Jaymar for one.
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Thanks. I didn't notice that mention of Cinemark. Makes sense that this company would be supplying more than one kind of seat and to more than one theater chain.

I guess wouldn't be surprised that there are other seats that are just as comfortable. My trouble is that half the seats I have tried, that OTHER people find are comfortable, just don't feel any better to my body and seating position that my current seats do.

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Eight chairs minimum order. Ugh. I am actually thinking I will move for a five seat, two row setup, to a single row of 3 or 4 seats in my re-design, so an eight seat minimum would be a deal breaker.

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I linked a different video and deleted the first so watch again.
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Thanks yes I see their name on the screen, and found the model on the VIP web site.

Now to find the seats and an equivalent in person.

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I've sent their customer service team a note asking about sales direct to consumers. I'll update here with what I learn, if anything.

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Alan from HTmarket.com visits this forum and he carries a few of the styles, he may be able to help you but his site says minimum of 8 chairs

http://search.htmarket.com/mod_searc...ds=vip+seating
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Cool. Thanks.

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