For the ultimate in home movie experience...
Next time a local cinema closes, renovates, or similar... see if you can get a set of seats... 3 in a row is good IMHO, and build up a couch around them. Woo! I say.
I have such a set of seats now, from the now closed Center Cinema in Canberra. (part of the Electric Shadows group - now part of Dendy). This page will details, I hope, my building of such a couch :)
Steps were approximately
- Platform base (5ply plywood) and bolts were purchased
- base chosen on basis of strength vs weight
- bolts purchased on basis of thickness (must fit into existing couch brackets), and dome head (as they are carpet facing)
- Bolted on.
- I sat it all on milkcrates, drilled and bolted.
- I also very roughly planed the edges of the wood to avoid hard edges
- Placed in loungeroom
- Commonly Populated by Veronica
In the end, it was so simple that I took no photos.