Theater chairs have come a long way. You might think that you can put a couple of recliners in the room but it is not going to look or function as well as theater seating. The theater chairs can be a single chair, a loveseat, or a sofa that may be attached to each other to keep them in place. Many recliners have a single movement where the footrest comes up and the back goes down. This is not the most comfortable position for watching a movie. The motorized mechanism of the better theater chairs is the best because you can position your feet up and move the back independent from the footrest. You decide the perfect position to be in.