American Seating Co., Grand Rapids, MI

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THS’s first stop of the day is a special guided tour of the factory of American Seating Co. ASC creates theatre seating as well as restores vintage theatre seats. They are celebrating their 125th anniversary.  A big THANK YOU to American Seating for allowing us to tour their facility!

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  1. Gary Parks

    This is one of the main reasons why I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend this year. I’m the proud owner of a dozen seats* from the HARDING Theatre, San Francisco (1927), one complete seat from the EL REY, Salinas (1935), plus single orphaned aisle standards from the METRO(politan), San Francisco (1924), COLISEUM, San Francisco (c. 1919), and DEL MAR, Santa Cruz (1936). I used to have one from the Golden State in Monterey, but it has been returned to the theatre and reinstalled. All of these are American Seating products. Okay–I confess, I also have one aisle standard from the GEARY, San Francisco…it’s Heywood-Wakefield.
    *Two assembled and in use in front of our TV, and the rest in storage for possible use if we have a larger home someday. These designs were identical to the pattern used in the San Francisco Fox, minus the “F” monogram in the center.

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