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Home Theater Seats – 7 that are Fully Loaded

To sit on comfy chair and watch a movie is a beautiful thing. But, to sit on fully loaded home theater seats stacked with every amenity available on 4seating is an experience that’s truly inspirational.

In this article, we’re going to explore 7 fully loaded home theater chairs. For this article we considered “fully loaded” any chair with amenities that average chairs don’t get. 

Of course, every chair on this list will have the basics: 

  • Wireless/USB Charging
  • Power Recline
  • Cupholders
  • In-arm storage
  • High quality leather

But to be considered “fully loaded” home theater seats, the items on this list needed to contain the following: 

  • Built-in Soundshaker Transducer
  • Power Headrest
  • Power Lumbar
  • Ambient Lighted Cup Holders
  • Top Grain 7000 Leather

With fully loaded home theater seats, you’re leaving nothing behind and maximizing your experience.

So, let’s take a look at the fully loaded home theater chairs. 

Seatcraft Athenian Home Theater Seats

  • Seatcraft Athenian Big & Tall

    Home Theater Seats

If you like the big & tall features of the Pantheon, but you crave a more dynamic design, the Seatcraft Athenian is the chair for you. Of course, you’ll get the same fully loaded amenities as the Pantheon: powered headrest and lumbar, built-in soundshaker, ambient base lighting and more. But you’re also getting a wider seating area, wider armrests, and a taller back so you can rest comfortably where it counts the most. 

One key feature of big and tall models is memory save. Use the memory save button to automatically revert to your saved settings, so you can quickly return to the head, lumbar, back and neck positions that are most comfortable for you..even if other family members decide to use your chair. 

 

Seatcraft Diamante Home Theater Seats

  • Seatcraft Diamante Home Theater Seats

The Seatcraft Diamante is a paragon of home theater chairs. With top grain 7,000 leather, built-in Soundshaker, a full set of ambient lighting, and power headrest, this chair has it all.  Not only is the Diamante fully loaded with amenities, it also has one of the most elegant and versatile designs.  Its signature diamond-stitched center panel not only makes it easier to sit down and stand up from your chair, but also cools the surface when you’re seated.

No doubt, the Diamante is a customer favorite. And with a full stack of amenities it’s one of the easiest to recommend. You can’t go wrong with the Diamante. 

 

Seatcraft Apex Home Theater Seats

To call the Seatcraft Apex a head-turner, with its striking red color and aesthetically pleasing design, isn’t quite right. After all, when you’re watching movies, leaning back on the plush cool-gel memory foam, turning your head is the last thing you’ll do. Without a doubt, the Apex  is a powerful home theater experience on its own, with built-in Soundshaker, LED armrest accents and top-of-the-line powered head and lumbar support, the Apex is truly the top of its tier.

The Apex is also available in the Your Choice by Seatcraft line. Your choice allows you to customize your seat to fit your needs. You can choose your material (fabric, leather 5000, or leather 7000) curved or straight rows, and power or manual recline. You can also diversify the color palette by choosing two-tone seats (as shown in black and red above).

 

  • Seatcraft Enigma

Contrary to its name, it’s no mystery that the Seatcraft Enigma is one of the best fully loaded chairs. With a fully loaded stack of amenities like ambient base and cupholders, power headrest/lumbar, built-in Soundshaker and hidden in-arm storage, the Enigma is a chair that holds its own with its peers. Beyond its impressive list of amenities, the perforated leather on the seat and backrest will keep you cool for hours while you enjoy the latest movies and shows in your home theater. 

 

Seatcraft Pantheon Big & Tall Home Theater Seating

Whether you’re big or tall (or both), the Seatcraft Pantheon is a chair fit for the gods. With the same incredible leather and amenities, the Pantheon features a wider seating area, a taller back, and higher distance from seat to floor. If you’re concerned smaller seats like the Equinox don’t quite line up with your head and neck, the Pantheon is the perfect seat. It’s especially engineered for you and recommended if you’re 6 feet or taller and is rated to hold up to 400lbs. And don’t worry, if you’re afraid you’ll miss out on amenities the smaller chairs are getting, you won’t. The Pantheon is fully loaded to provide the same luxurious experience as every chair on this list. 

 

  • Seatcraft Kodiak

Sleek, modern, and luxurious. The Seatcraft Kodiak gives the home theater chair a smooth, cutting-edge, makeover. Fully loaded, the Kodiak’s top grain 7000 leather comes in four color choices with amenities like built-in Soundshaker, ambient base lighting, powered headrest & lumbar, and hidden in-arm storage. For an elegant, modern experience that will make the Jetsons jealous, go for the Kodiak. 

 

Seatcraft Veloce Theater Seating

The word “veloce” means “speed” in Italian. And the streamlined, racing stripe-like design of the Seatcraft Veloce will give you the same powerful, commanding feeling of sitting behind a Formula One race car.

While you might not have a turbo-charged engine or multiport fuel-injection, the Veloce does come equipped with state-of-the-art amenities like built-in Soundshaker, powered headrest & lumbar, ambient armrest, and more. For the superb feeling of speeding across the raceway while watching your favorite films, experience the Seatcraft Veloce. 

Conclusion

There are times in your life when it’s best to stick to the basics..to go with the fundamentals. But other times, you’ll feel the urge to go all out and fully loaded with no amenity spared. These fully loaded chairs will satisfy the latter. So, if you want the best of the best, look no further than the fully loaded chairs on this list. 

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Home Theater Seating DIY Troubleshooting Guide

We understand our home theater seating customers’ needs for visual support, so we made step-by-step instructions just for you.

Troubleshooting or making small repairs on your theater seats can seem daunting or time consuming. We spoke to our customers and saw that many of the issues could be resolved with a simple set of visual instructions to help guide our customers through the most common problems they might encounter with their chair. That’s why we’ve created easy-to-understand  . We’ve covered the most common problems but if you’re encountering a different issue, please give us a call any time. We’re here to support you.

Our library of videos ranges from everything like completely replacing a power recliner motor, to removing and installing new armrests. Many of these installations and repairs require very few to no tools at all, and most of the projects take 10 mins or less. You’ll mainly have to use Philips and flathead screwdrivers for most of these. Create an intro / segue sentence here to the list below

How to Get Replacement Parts:

Contact us at 1(800)407-8665  we can look up your order and first help you troubleshoot. Sometimes the fix can be minor such as unplugging and plugging in an AC adapter.

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What’s New: Seatcraft Apex Home Theater Seat

Looking to upgrade and furnish your home theater room? Or maybe you’re looking for a place to start? Look no further! Seatcraft has released a top-of-the-line seating option that is perfect for any space. The Seatcraft Apex!

Seatcraft Apex

Unrivaled, the new Seatcraft Apex home theater seats are just the newest line of luxury available through Seatcraft. Thanks to this new line, you can now own the very best the home theater industry has to offer. Apex offers flawless stitching across the seats that will impress your guests with expert craftsmanship.

Seatcraft Apex with Diamond Stitching and Brown grade 7000 leather.
Seatcraft Apex with Diamond Stitching and Brown grade 7000 leather.

Features

The Seatcraft Apex is available in Black, Brown, or Red grade 7000 leather.

Made from top grain leather 7000, the Apex seats are available in red, black, or brown to fit any color scheme. Seatcraft only uses the highest quality material so less maintenance is required and your seats will be show ready at all times.

The Apex offers power headrests, lumbar, and recline for the ultimate comfort. Add in a chaise-style padded footrest, and you have some of the most comfortable theater seats available.

The Seatcraft Apex is Powered By SoundShaker

One unique feature of the the Apex seating are the built-in Soundshaker transducers. Now you’re only an accessory away from a fully-immersive movie experience! You and your guests can enjoy the full movie experience with this unique feature!

The seats connect together in a straight row style. This way, you can have the traditional theater experience right in your own home!

LED lights are featured throughout the seats, both in the armrests and cup holders for easy visibility.

No matter your space, the Apex seat can work for you! The wallhugger feature allows these seats to be placed within 6 inches of a wall and still recline fully.

The Seatcraft Apex is a wallhugger seat needing only minimal space from the wall for full recline.
The Seatcraft Apex is a wallhugger seat needing only minimal space from the wall for full recline.

Accessories

Just like all Seatcraft chairs, the Apex is easily customizable!

The Wine Glass Caddy provides spill-free relaxation.Add a wine caddy for spill-free relaxation. This aluminum finished feature offers 360-degree rotation and a sturdy base that will help keep your seats spot free. The beveled edges and stainless steel finish will only add to the aesthetic appeal in your home theater.

Consider the adjustable tablet and phone holder for easy access to your favorite mobile devices. Like the wine caddy, this holder has a stainless steel finish and 360 degree rotation, but it also features a jointed elbow for easier vertical adjustment. The holder has a sturdy base that sits next to the cup holder for comfortable use of your tablet of phone.

The LED Reading light allows you to read without disturbing anyone.

If your home theater has turned into your quiet space for reading, add an LED reading light to your Apex chair. The LED light makes it easy to read your favorite book or magazine right in the comfort of your Seatcraft chair.

 

Now is the best time to upgrade, or get started on that dream home theater room! The Apex chair by Seatcraft is everything and more that you could expect from a theater seat. So don’t hesitate, make the upgrade today!

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Seatcraft Veloce Theater Seating for your Modern Room

When designing your home theater, picking the right seating for your space is typically near the top of the priority list. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time in those chairs and you want them to be comfortable! When looking for the right home theater seat, the Seatcraft Veloce theater seating has everything to turn your media room into everyone’s favorite space, including all of the latest features and benefits that we consider to be “must-haves” for any home theater.

Seatcraft Veloce Theater Seating

Grade 7000 Leather

The clean, modern look of the Seatcraft Veloce starts with the leather. Only the best materials are selected to create top-grain Grade 7000 Leather. That quality is further enhanced by buffing away any imperfections. The result is a soft, luxurious feel that wraps you in comfort. Leather furniture is the obvious choice in a room that sees a lot of use. Leather is easy to clean and maintain, and resists spills and soiling. Also, leather does an excellent job of conforming to your body shape, providing excellent support for those movie or gaming marathons. The tufting on the Veloce line features sleek chevron stitching, which lends a sporty, modern feel to your entire room.

Seatcraft Veloce ComfortView Lumbar

Ergonomically Sound

Reclining while watching a movie may be relaxing, but it can also wreak havoc on a body. The Seatcraft Veloce theater seating designers have taken your comfort into account with the ComfortView powered headrests and lumbar support. Both of these products are designed for optimal ergonomics and practicality. The ComfortView power headrest emerges from the chair back to allow for neck and head support, creating the perfect viewing angle in reclined positions without neck strain. The ComfortView lumbar support cradles your lower back to relieve excess tension. Both are fully adjustable, and when you are finished, a single press of the Home button resets the headrest, lumbar, and recline features back to the default position.

Seatcraft Veloce Ambient LED Blue Armrest.

Safe and Secure

Because you will be spending so much time in your home theater seating, designers have thought of everything to keep you safe and comfortable. Ever bang your shin or stub your toe on a chair? Avoid that obstacle! Subtle blue lighting around chair edges is dim enough not to intrude on the viewing experience yet provide sufficient illumination for easy navigation in dark spaces. The same lighting feature surrounds the built-in cup holders, ensuring against accidental spills while enjoying the show.

Seatcraft Veloce Hidden In-Arm Storage

Storage Galore

Since you may also use your home theater for gaming or computer work, it just makes sense to have your most-used accessories on hand. Avoid the clutter with Veloce’s hidden in-arm storage. Just flip the armrest up to reveal plenty of storage space for game controllers, headsets, laptop computers, or remote controls. It is also the perfect place to store the accessories to your chair!

USB Charging Ports included in each arm.

Tech-Savvy

Speaking of accessories, there is a bevy of options to customize your seating experience, whatever your pleasure. There is the standard USB charging port built into the armrest which provides quick charging of your phone and other devices, but why stop there? The swivel tray table is a perfect resting place for snacks but is big enough for a laptop! If you expect to do some reading, choose the tablet holder or reading lamp. Is wine your beverage of choice? Then the wine glass caddy allows your stemware to remain safe and sound. Go hands-free with the cell phone holder. Or power up wirelessly with the wireless charging phone holder and tray tables. All of these options slide securely into place just in front of the cupholder, making hands-free simple.

If you love to be immersed in the experience, consider taking it to the next level with SoundShaker. When paired with the SoundShaker amplifier, transducers in your seat will vibrate your chair in sync with the on-screen action. This feature is the next level for films where the action is king and nearly essential for immersive gaming sessions!

For All Spaces

Because you may be converting an existing room into the media center of your dreams, space can be a factor. The Seatcraft Veloce is designed to be a wall hugger. A traditional recliner tips the seatback of the chair outward as the footrest raises. However, a wall hugger pushes the seat and footrest forward while lowering the seatback. This feature means that you only need six inches of clearance behind your seats.

The Seatcraft Veloce theater seating collection also allows you to create configurations based on your preferred use. Like to cuddle with your sweetie? There is a two-seater loveseat for that. Does everyone want their own space? String together rows of two to six single chairs. Or better yet, create a custom combination with a mix of loveseats and single chairs to form a row that makes everyone happy!

The Seatcraft Veloce collection marries form with function to provide the most comfortable, customizable seating for your home. Get a jump on building the perfect space!

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3D Home Theater Mock-Ups

You’ve made the final decision. It’s finally time! New home theater is in the works and the planning has begun! 4Seating.com now offers a helpful tool that will show you home theater products in your room and take all of the guesswork out of planning. Images online can be deceiving or may not even apply to the space you have to work with. 4Seating.com’s new tool is a game changer for those who want to create the perfect theater right at home.

3D Home Theater Mock-Up

The new 3D Home Theater Mock-Up tool is designed with your home theater in mind. We recognize the reservations you may have about your purchases, so we have constructed this tool to help you make the right decision the first time around.

What is the 3D Home Theater Mock-Up?

This mock-up tool gives you the chance to see all your top picks in your own space. You send in photos of your future home theater room, and our designer creates the home theater of your dreams!

4Seating.com’s designers take 6 images of your space and use the dimension to insert color schemes and products. Then, we generate a materials list along with quotes based on the render. When you complete your order of Seatcraft products, the cost of the render is applied towards your purchase.

How much does it cost?

Other companies can charge upwards of $1,000 for tool such as this. Here at 4Seating.com, we charge a reasonable $399.00, plus this amount is taken off of your total when you complete your purchase of home theater seating and accessories.

What does the mock-up look like?

Here we have provided one example of rendered images using the 3D Home Theater Mock-Up. From these you can see how 4Seating.com experts take an image of an unfinished, blank space and turn it into your ideal home theater.

How do I place an order?

To take advantage of this valuable tool, or for more information, contact 4Seating.com in any of the following ways:

By phone: 1-800-407-8665
By fax: 1-562-231-1097
By email: renders@4seating.com

What paperwork do I need?

Print or download the PDF Render Order Sheet and write in all of your info. From here, a 4Seating.com expert will talk you through your design, layout, blueprints, and drawings to generate images and products that are best for your space.

So if you are hesitant about creating a home theater, the 3D Home Theater Mock-Up tool is a great place to start. Simply talk with our designers here at 4Seating.com and soon you will be on your way to enjoying your very own home theater.

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A Guide To Choosing the Best Home Theater Seats

You’ve chosen the room, projector, screen, and speakers for your new home theater. Or, maybe on the opposite end of the spectrum – you’re just searching for a place to start. Either way, choosing the right theater seating can be one of the most important decisions for your movie viewing and gaming experience. All of the high-tech equipment will become irrelevant if you and your guests are uncomfortable in your seats. Whatever your theater experience, there are many Seatcraft chair options you can fall in love with!

Space Saver
Seatcraft Rapture Space Saver

When you’re in a small space, your seating choices can be limited. You want to optimize seating without compromising comfort. Seatcraft Rapture Space Saver seats are one possible option for wallhugger efficiency. This specific style can fully recline when placed within 7½ inches of a wall. The slim armrests also save width space, allowing you to add more chairs without sacrificing comfortable seating. Each chair still comes with a cupholder and other optional inserts for the full luxury seating experience.

Chaise Lounger
Seatcraft Grenada Chaise
Looking for a space saver that also provides full leg and body support? The Seatcraft Grenada Chaise can also recline within inches of a wall but still provide the comfort of a chaise lounge. This set also features cupholders, a swivel tray, and LED base lighting.

Comfort Seating
Seatcraft Swivel Cuddle Couch

If comfort is your top priority, consider a cuddle couch! The Seatcraft Swivel Cuddle Couch maximizes your relaxation time. This option is ideal if you are looking to put one or two seats in a smaller theater room. Snuggle up close with the kids or your loved one in this Seatcraft favorite.

Majestic
Seatcraft Regis
Does your home theater feature a vintage popcorn machine? Do you have a stash of Abba Zabas and Charleston Chews? Is your room filled with nostalgic movie posters? If so, Seatcraft Regis is the perfect fit for your personal theater! Enjoy old Hollywood glamour with this flashback style. These seats offer all the comfort of other Seatcraft products as well as memory foam toppers and cooling gel padding. Transport your guests to another time with this classic option.

Sectional
Seatcraft Entrada Sectional
If you have a larger space to work with and are looking for a statement piece, consider a sectional for your home theater. The Seatcraft Entrada Sectional is sure to impress. This curved seating option provides each movie viewer the real theater experience, including all the bells and whistles. Enjoy the benefits of a chaiselounger as well as wallhugger recliners. Multiple customization options allow you to choose a combination that best fits your movie room.

Stadium Seating
Seatcraft Monterey
For a true movie theater experience that will wow your guests, set up your theater room with a stadium seating arrangement. Start with a front row of Seatcraft Monterey seats that feature overstuffed headrests and in-arm storage. Bring another element to your viewing experience by adding Seatcraft Monterey Back Row seats. Stadium seating is your best option if you have a large theater room and a tiered floor. It will provide the most seating, all with a fantastic view, during your next flick.

Accessories
No matter which direction you go, almost all of the options above are customizable with Seatcraft accessories. With 360 degree rotation, the swivel table is a must for entertaining guests with popcorn and other movie treats. The wine caddy is perfect for any wine connoisseur. Easily added to most Seatcraft chairs, the wine caddy has an aluminum finish and sturdy base to help prevent spills and keep your chairs spotless. A cigar host is the perfect entertainment accessory for any cigar enthusiast. Create the atmosphere of a cigar lounge in the comfort of your own theater.

You can have all the right elements for the ideal home theater, but if you don’t have enjoyable seating, your guests will be less than impressed. There is an excellent option for any size and style home theater room you’re working with. Follow this guide, and you will have no problems creating your dream theater that is both functional and comfortable!

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5 Ways to Update Your Home Theater

Out with the old and in with the new, right? That’s how the saying goes and there are always updates to be done in the home! Your home theater is no exception! Here are 5 ways to update your media room or home theater.

Adjust Your Room’s Acoustics

Soften reflective surfaces. Your speakers may be producing great sound, but flat, hard surfaces of ceilings, hardwood floors, windows and walls reflect that sound back to you. You hear this distorted noise, rather than clean sound from your speakers. Carpeting and curtains can reduce this effect to leave you enthralled in the cinema!

Consider acoustic panels to soundproof your home theater and reduce ambient echo. These acoustic panels come in a variety of styles and ensure a clean and clear audio experience.

Upgrade Your Subwoofer

A high quality subwoofer can give your home theater an upscale experience. Most television setups at home don’t have a subwoofer. It is a unique addition that will instantly upgrade your media room.

A subwoofer gives a tactile-like response to sound. Consult a specialist if you are unsure of what size subwoofer to purchase. As a rule of thumb, choose higher quality over size!

Take Sound One Step Further with SoundShaker

Love the feeling a great subwoofer gives? Take it one step further with SoundShaker! SoundShaker allows you to feel the screen action from your seat. Not only will you see and hear the film, but you will live in the moment as your chair vibrates in coordination to explosions, car chases and more! The SoundShaker Amp connects to most major audio receivers, so no need to completely revamp what you already have. The Amp then sends a signal to the Transducer, which is attached to your seat and vibrates in synchronization with on-screen action. SoundShaker provides a look into a new dimension of cinema.

Optimize Your Seating

Seating can make or break your home theater. Comfortable, high quality seating will instantly upgrade your media room. Seatcraft offers home theater seating at a number of price points for all budgets. The Seatcraft Sienna, as well as other models, feature wall-hugger seating. This allows the chair to sit mere inches from the wall, even when fully reclined! Wall-hugger chairs are a great option for an efficient use of space. Other seats, like the Seatcraft Seville, offer a lighted base and cup holders, power recline and grade 7000 leather.

Add accessories to make your seats your own. A swivel tray is perfect place for your popcorn or laptop. A wine caddy or lighted cupholder will keep your drink from spilling.

If you can’t find a seat that suits you, Seatcraft gives you the option to build your own! Pick your material (fabric, bonded leather, leather 5000 or leather 7000) and color (black, brown, grey, red and more!). Then, choose if you want a straight or curved row. Lastly, decide between power and manual recline.

Ready to kick your lounging into high gear? Consider the Seatcraft Cuddle Seat.

Dress Up the Room

Remember that not all updates need to be large-scale. Making small changes can make a big difference in the long run. Little details add up!

Add a popcorn machine for easy access to mid-movie snacks. Interested in something sweeter? Swap popcorn for cotton candy. Wall accents not only provide extra soundproofing but they also add an extra decorative touch.

Don’t let the idea of upgrading your home theater be intimidating. It’s all in the details! Decide on your main priorities and then work down the list from there. Need more ideas? Check out our Pinterest page for themes and designs to spark some ideas.

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The Largest Home Theater Seating Showroom in the Los Angeles / Orange County Area

The Largest Home Theater Seating Showroom in the Los Angeles / Orange County Area

Our new building has a huge showroom featuring over 20 different theater seat styles and over 15 different style sofas and sectionals! Located at 1000 S. Euclid Ave, La Habra, CA, 90631. Come and visit us today!

Showroom Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Open to the Public!

Our showroom is open to the public and we always have a very knowledgeable sales rep to guide your through and answer any question about any product.

Browse and Select

Not sure which seat is right for you? Now you can sit in each chair, feel each material style, see the seat color in person, not guessing what the actual color is on your computer monitor. Try the recline mechanism on any home theater seat, do you like manual or power better? These are just a few of the options you have when you come down to the showroom to view our wonderful products.

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Binge-Worthy Movie Series

Sometimes you’ve had a long week and despite the fact that it may be 70 degrees outside and summer, you just need a good binge-watching session. Just a date with you, your couch, and some snacks! There are many fantastic movie series out there, but we have pulled together a list of some of the most binge-worthy series to explore. So, sit back and relax in your Seatcraft and enjoy these loveable movie series.

Star Wars

The Star Wars franchise first began in 1977 with the release of Episode IV. Director George Lucas introduced well-known characters such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. The series is set in ‘a galaxy far, far away’ and follows the Rebel’s uprising against the Empire, which is controlled by Darth Vader.

The series has been traditionally released in groups of three films. First, Episodes IV, V, and VI were released in the late 70s, early 80s. George Lucas then returned at the turn of the century and release three prequel films that received mixed reviews from critics. In just the past few years, a new mini-trilogy has been released with new characters that have seen widespread success. The last of this series is scheduled to be released in 2019.

List of Star Wars films:
Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
Episode IX: Untitled (2019)

Marvel

In recent years, there has been a surge in the release of superhero films based on the Marvel comics. Some of the most popular series include X-Men and The Avengers.

X-Men

The X-Men series first introduced this team of superheroes in 2000. Each member, with superhuman abilities, is labelled a ‘mutant’ for having the extra ‘X Gene’ that triggers their powers. Professor X, a mutant himself, creates a School for Gifted Youngsters that recruits and trains mutants from around the world, while also protecting them from the scrutiny of the general public.

The X-Men franchise has had a long run, releasing films every few years and projecting to release another in 2019. Each of the films has received varying reviews from raving adoration to extreme disappointment, but for the comic lover, this is a series that should definitely have a presence in your home theater.

List of X-Men films:
X-Men (2000)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Logan (2017)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

The Avengers

In The Avengers series, all your favorite Marvel super heroes join forces to protect the world from some familiar villains. In the first Avengers film, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow to defend the Earth against Loki, Thor’s brother.

This film series has seen great success over the years and has generated a lot of hype around the upcoming Infinity War to be release April 2019. The first film grossed over $1 billion dollars in 2012 and promises to keep fans happy with a fourth and final film to be released in 2019.

List of Avengers films:
The Avengers (2012)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Untitled Avengers (2019)

Captain America
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are an absolute must see on the binge-worthy list. This fun, adventurous series boasts comically brilliant performances by Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom.

In The Curse of the Black Pearl, pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) and blacksmith Will Turner (Bloom) form an unlikely team to rescue Will’s love, Elizabeth (Knightley), from pirates who have kidnapped her, believing she is the key to breaking their curse. All five films have a unique, darker tone than what viewers had previously seen from Disney, but the movies still maintain entertaining action and quotable one-liners.

List of Pirates of the Caribbean films:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Harry Potter

You can’t have a binge-worthy movie series list without mentioning Harry Potter. Adapted from J.K. Rowlings popular children’s novels, the Harry Potter movies series immediately gathered a following in 2001 with the introduction of The Sorcerer’s Stone.

On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter learns he is the orphaned son of two famous wizards and that he has powers of his own. He receives an invitation to Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards learning to harness their abilities. Harry’s past is slowly revealed to him as he learns there are dark forces at work in the world.

List of Harry Potter films:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

So get the family and your loved ones together on the cuddle couch, and binge these movie favorites.

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Are Amazon Video and Netflix Taking Over Hollywood?

It’s no secret that Amazon Video and Netflix streaming have become increasingly popular with movie lovers and binge watchers. But how are these streaming giants affecting the movie industry? Could your favorite subscription be influencing the way Hollywood makes movies?

Amazon Video

When Amazon bought Manchester by the Sea for almost $10 million, they changed game significantly for the streaming industry. The movie went on to win Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, New York Film Critics Awards, and more. Streaming was always second choice to Hollywood blockbusters, especially when it came to movie awards. Once Manchester by the Sea became available in homes across the world, it opened the door for Amazon originals to compete with the big guns.

However, Amazon Video is facing some struggles. Many argue the streaming service is merely a bonus, since you must be subscribed to Amazon Prime, the two-day shipping option, in order to enjoy Amazon Video. How popular would it be if it was not included with in Amazon Prime?

Despite this, Amazon is making waves in the movie world. They produce many movies and series in house such as Goliath, The Big Sick, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. They are also unique because they allow theater releases for some of their films before making them available online. That way, producers and actors can enjoy screen time before the streaming release.

Netflix

With 110 million subscribers, Netflix has pushed the streaming industry into the new age. They base their business off of an “immediately to web” model. They purchase many films and series for their site, but also create a lot of original content. People used to scoff at the idea that streamers could create their own content. Then, Netflix dominated the original releases with popular shows like Narcos, Stranger Things, and Orange is the New Black. In 2016, Netflix decided to spend a staggering $6 billion in content.

Hollywood

So, with successful giants like Amazon Video and Netflix, should Hollywood be running away with their tail between their legs? Mostly likely not, but the it’s undeniable that the industry is changing.

Going to the movies has become an incredibly expensive pastime. With tickets at around $12 each and concessions almost as much, a family of four can easily spend $60 on a movie outing. That’s a whopping $720 a year if the family visits once a month.

As a result, people are cutting out the movies and even traditional cable. Sundance and indie films were cautious to sell to streamers because they would miss out on the crowds and nostalgic draw of theater. In recent years, though, poor attendance at theaters has changed their minds. Last summer was the worst reported movie attendance in 25 years. Selling movies to Netflix or Amazon has become far more attractive as a result.

Will Amazon Video and Netflix make Hollywood obsolete? So far, it doesn’t look like it, at least not completely. Movie theaters still draw a crowd, even if it’s a less significant crowd. Amazon Video and Netflix cannot compete with the experience theaters have to offer. Movie buffs love the excitement of a premiere, the experience of getting concessions, and the comradery of sitting with fellow movie lovers. Yet, there is an undeniable shift in the medium of movie watching. Not to mention you can enhance your at-home movie night with a luxurious Seatcraft chair. It will be interesting to see how Hollywood reacts and if they can get their blockbusters back on top.