Of course each to their own, and some can afford the space and cash for luxury seats front and back (which also looks neat), but a) I didn't have the space and b) our front row will be used on it's own 99% of the time, and when we have more than 2 friends watching, we'll sit in the back and let them enjoy the nicer seats.Good idea about going for something cheaper for the back row - it would let me spend more on the front row which will be used more often. Could I ask which brand of cinema style seats you went for at the back?
The cinema seats I went for take up less depth and less width. I bought used real cinema seats from mycinema. The ones I got were Roma fixed (can't see them in stock at the moment, but they look like these: Ex Demo Home Cinema Chair - My Cinema UK )
They recovered them in new black faux leather (they sent me samples, which seem good). I got a row of 4, with 5 cup holders total. I paid £165 a chair, delivered. There are scratches on the plastic arms and cup holders, as expected, which is fine for me, as no one will notice.
The FrontRow seats look nice - do they do discounts on the shown prices at all?