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AMC Cinema Chair InfoIf you're reading this then you probably bought some ex-AMC cinema chairs on eBay. I thought I'd share my experiences and information about these chairs in case it might be helpful to others.
I bought ten chairs, to make two rows of five. My media room has a concrete floor so we had to first construct a two-level stage to mount the chairs on. I'll spare you the details of that for a later time. The chairs themselves were in pretty good condition, except for the feet, which were all rusted to various levels, and a few of the cupholders were a bit damaged.
RefurbishmentThere were two obvious area in need of attention: the feet (all of which were rusty) and the area where the bases join the legs (which is where years of popcorn and other foodstuffs seem to end up). A few chairs were almost pristine in this area, they must have been located in unpopular areas of the theater I guess. We decided to remove the rust and goo, then repaint all the metalwork. Here's how we did it:
Manufacturer InfoThe web is a wonderful thing. It took about ten minutes of serious surfing to find the manufacturers of our anonymous chairs.
The chairs turn out to be Irwin Citations (I don't know the exact part # or color specifics yet). You can see them on their web site. They look a little different to ours thanks to the different color, cup holders and style, but if you look closely at the larger picture, the design of the backs confirms it.
The cupholders come from CY Young, they are model C-5 and you can see them on their web site. If you want replacement cupholders (without the AMC logo) they are around $6 apiece.
PartsI don't know what the different parts are officially called, so I have made up names to keep things straight.
[viewed from the front] From the left I call these LeftEnd, Left, Center, Right, (and RightEnd not shown as I don't have one).
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