Revealed: Best Seats in a Movie Theater
It's all about the sound
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 7, 2013 2:15 PM CST
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(Newser) – With stadium seating in many theaters, these days you can get a good view from pretty much anywhere. So how do you choose where to sit? You may want to make your decision based on sound, says Holly Frey in a BrainStuff video. The best spot, according to Frey: in the middle of a row some two-thirds of the way back, the Smithsonian reports.

When audio engineers are balancing the sound in the theater, they sit in that section. In the middle, you'll have a fairly "neutral" sound, Frey says. Want a "more dynamic, stereo" experience? Try moving a few seats to the left or right.

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Lou Bernardo
Dec 9, 2013 11:16 AM CST
The best seat to watch a movie is home on the sofa where you control the sound and play a DVD. No crude gabbers around you.
TJeff1514
Dec 8, 2013 7:48 AM CST
Great movie review site at moviefone.com. Check out the 6 second reviews. That's all I need, did you like it or not? I don't need the details, especially if you didn't like it. http://www.moviefone.com/reviews
cornelison
Dec 8, 2013 1:50 AM CST
An aisle seat gives one more privacy. If you value your privacy and hate crowds, find out when the fewest people go to the theater. Those middle seat areas will be quieter. There aren't as many people chattering around you. You don't have to climb over people when you go get some popcorn.