Home theaters are great. You get to enjoy the “movie theater experience” while also capitalizing on the freedom you savor at home. Apart from the movie itself and maybe the people you’ll be watching it with, perhaps the most important aspect of your experience will be your seat – after all, you’ll be sitting the entire time while watching the movie or TV show, so why not get the best? This is where a nice theater recliner seat can totally enhance your at-home experience. Check out the best home theater recliners of 2018.
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The Best Home Theater Recliners To Buy In 2018:
1. Pulaski Power Home Theater Recliner (5 / 5)
Of all the home theater seating we have reviewed (so far), this one has taken the cake as being the best option when taking all factors into account, including price, features, and comfort. It’s an extremely comfortable chair and you can be certain that it is a great option for your home theater. Pulaski really hit made a great product with this recliner and it shows in its durability. Check out our review of the Pulaski power home theater recliner.
- One power outlet – Not bad considering this is a single chair and not a set. This is the standard setup.
- Two USB ports – More than enough for a single person.
- Power recline – Power recline might seem at first like an unnecessary feature, but once you realize how much nicer automation is, you’ll never want to go back.
- Swivel tray – For all your food and drink needs in your theater room.
It’s difficult to find anything negative to say about this chair. There really isn’t anything to complain about, and you even have the option to select from four different color variants: black, red, chocolate, and charcoal. It’s an option you can’t really go wrong with!
2. Lane Omega Leather Power Recliners (5 / 5)
Lane furniture really outdid themselves with this theater recliner set. It is undoubtedly the most luxurious we’ve reviewed thus far, and this Lane Omega power recliner turned out to be really special. Not only is it the most loaded with features and amenities, but these theater chairs are extremely comfortable to sit in as well. Theater seating is extremely important, and there was not much more Lane could have done any better than they already have when manufacturing this chair. View our review of the Omega power recliners.
- Powered headrest & recline – A highly underrated feature that makes this theater recliner seat tremendously more enjoyable than it already was. This is something that one might not appreciate until they try it out for themselves, and then they can’t go back.
- Drop down table – The drop down table (over the middle seat) provides plenty of space for even more than two people to dine while watching a movie or TV show.
- USB slots – Two USB slots enabling the seaters to charge their devices while remaining seated.
- Outlet slots – 110V outlet.
- Overhead lights – The overhead lights on this recliner are awesome for when you quickly need to see something (like a dropped popcorn kernel).
- Storage – Storage in the center console is something that has become the standard for all recliners.
Honestly, similarly to our review of Pulaski’s recliner, it is very difficult to pinpoint a negative trait of this recliner. You could potentially make the argument that this set of recliners should have came in more colors than just black and brown, but most people would prefer these colors anyway. The theater sofas are padded and very plush, and comfortability is not a negative.
3. Flash Furniture Eclipse Series (4 / 5)
We’ve had quite a bit of experience with Flash Furniture in the past. Whether it be with kids recliners or the top rated recliners, we’ve generally had only positive encounters with this manufacturer and we can’t say it’s any different with the Eclipse series. The best word I can think of to describe this set is “solid”. You know they will last long, and you definitely know you’re getting great value for each recliner. They’re certainly not luxury theater seating, but they are the chairs on this list that most closely resemble actual theater seating. Don’t let that fool you though, just because they don’t have extra features like USB ports doesn’t mean they’re not super comfy – because they are. Check out our Eclipse series review.View Product
- Two storage consoles
- Two cupholders
The biggest negative one can pick with a lot of products made by Flash Furniture is that their products don’t have enough gadgets or features. Some people (quite a lot, actually) couldn’t care less about whether or not they can charge their phone through a theater recliner or if the recliner comes with a swivel tray, but since it is something that has become very prevalent and common in the market, it’s something we have to mention. It’s got a cup holder though!
4. Homcom PU Leather Heated Massage Recliner (4.5 / 5)
Similarly to our experiences with Flash Furniture, we know quite a bit about Homcom products as well. What we know about this manufacturer is that they put a heavy emphasis on luxury amenities, as well as the comfort itself (in regards to this home theater recliner). We’ve listed this very recliner as our best value theater seating option, as you get quite a bit of bang for your buck. All in all, it’s a very respectable seat and there are very few things to complain about. View the Homcom review here.
- Heating – Perfect feature for colder days. A heated theater seat is something you can appreciate on a brisk, winter night.
- Massage – Massage chairs are surprisingly not all that common with recliners for theater rooms, but Homcom did it anyway. Don’t expect a world-class massage, but it is a nice touch.
- Cupholders – Two cupholders on each armrest.
- Swivel base – This is a feature that some may say is “controversial” on theater recliners – you can make the argument that swivelling is something you’d rather not do while watching a movie.
Really the only thing that was a bummer on this recliner was that the swivel base was sometimes irritating, but once one gets used to it the problem diminishes. Other than that, it may be too small of an option for some; it gets quite narrow when looking at the other product choices.
5. Lane Dynasty Black Bonded Recliners (4.5 / 5)
If you’re looking to really build a theater in your home, then these chairs might just be what you are looking for. This package includes a whopping six(!) home theater recliners (though you can get more or less) all ready to be put to use. These recliners are very comfortable and simple. They look beautiful and can decorate any room to look extravagant, and they are definitely one of the best options you can go for in 2018. If I were personally starting a big home theater, these are the home theater recliner seats I would choose.View Product
It is a little disappointing that you get virtually no features from these recliner chairs, but I can’t complain. Getting multiple feature-heavy recliners would be quite expensive, and this set does the job just fine. The theater seats are good enough in my opinion, and each one comes with an exceptional foot rest and back cushion, perfect for a movie night in your home movie theater.
6. Soges Luxurious Manual Theater Recliner Chair (4 / 5)
Prior to this review of the Soges, I had really no past experiences with any products made by Soges and I wasn’t very excited to review this particular recliner. I was surprised to find out that this chair is really not bad. Sure, it doesn’t really compete with the top dogs of the list, but I would still rate it higher than your average recliner sofa chair. This is the first model on my list that does not come in standard leather but rather in fabric. Obviously, most prefer leather but in the case of this chair it can work. I also liked that you can choose from up to four colors when shopping for this product.View Product
- Sliding tray
The two biggest things that stand out that are not great are its lack of features and the fact that this chair uses fabric over leather in a time when leather seating is generally preferred. Of course, if this is what you would prefer then it is clearly not a negative, and ‘features’ have become overrated anyways.
7. Homelegance Double Reclining Loveseat (4 / 5)
It is not actually fair to judge only this loveseat sofa, as you are able of choosing more than a few options on how you want this theater sofa to be constructed. You can go with this regular manual loveseat, or you could decide to get a power recliner sofa of the same variant. Really, they’re all quite good and I can say that I would recommend each and every one of them. Comfort is something that Homelegance does not take lightly. Check out our Homelegance loveseat review.View Product
(the features you will receive depend strongly on which variation of this product you will choose to purchase). This entertainment furniture comes built with very high quality leather!
While it does come with a couple of extra bonus features, they won’t blow your mind; basically you shouldn’t be purchasing this theater recliner loveseat if technology is what you are after. But if comfort is your priority, consider this Homelegance.
Selecting theater seating
Quite often, the most difficult part of shopping for anything really, is having to select a product to commit to and take home. Obviously, there are a ton of options when choosing a theater recliner, but it’s really not all that big of a task to narrow it down to one. If you know what you are looking for, then the process becomes a whole lot easier.
What are you looking for?
And how many people are you looking to seat? If you are just in search of one or two quality theater chairs, then you might want to stray away from the basic package and get a dual recliner set like the Lane Omega package, or you could look to purchase two individual high quality recliners on their own, like the Pulaski model we have at the top of our list. You also have to take into account what kind of person you are; what do you value more? Comfort and design, or features and durability? If you are capable of breaking it down like this, you will face no issues when having to choose one.
As I’ve mentioned at the beginning of this post, your theater seating will often be almost as important as the other factors involved such as film and the people around you, and it is for this reason that it is imperative you make the right selection for you. Recliners like these are awesome, but it is clearly subjective to say which is better than which, and this list may or may not resonate with you. One thing is for certain though, you cannot have a home theater without the perfect recliner seat and you can’t enjoy your viewing experience if you’re not sitting comfortably, so make sure to pick the best theater recliner! If you’d like to keep your chair clean, I recommend purchasing a recliner slipcover. You could also shop for a massage chair if that’s what you’re interested in.