ESCAPE - 1019
After purchasing 8 escapes & using them for 4 months, I can say that these are excellent seats from fit to feel to comfort. Mr Shenkerman was nice to work with & timely on communications. Highly recommend!!!
LAGOON - 1011
I bought 10 chairs for my basement theater after visiting Roman’s showroom in NJ two years ago. I actually felt the lagoon seating was the most comfortable for my tastes when I compared the different options. My whole family loved the chairs and we got great use out of them from day one. We unfortunately had a small flood that covered the basement with water, but I was able to lift the chairs onto the riser platform before they took too much water. I was concerned that the chairs might be damaged and unusable, but much to my surprise despite months of renovations, plaster and saw dust everywhere (the chairs were loosely covered with plastic), and drastic temperature changes in the basement, the chairs still work and feel like new after being cleaned up. I think this is a testament to their durability! We really enjoy the chairs and have lots of kids and family over who enjoy and comment about the comfy chairs. Glad I found Roman and his line of chairs and equipment (the buttkickers he installed in the chairs also all still work great). I highly recommend them and Roman.
JIVE - 1013
We have 8 Fusion Jive all leather Midnight Blue, reclining theater chairs, with Buttkickers. They are really terrific looking and they are extremely comfortable. These are really wonderful seats and everyone who sees them and sits in them loves them.
ESCAPE - 1019
Recently purchased 4 Escape chairs for my new media room, and my family is in love with them. They look beautiful (we have black, top grain leather), are very comfortable and the power recline & powered headrest are great. I love the deep storage in the armrests and the USB charger in every chair. I put a cord in each one so anyone can charge their phone or iPad. My biggest problem is I don’t want to get out of the chairs and do anything else.
ESCAPE - 1019
I purchased 2 rows of three of the Fusion ESCAPE leather/vinyl theater seats in the straight & curved configurations. I was in direct contact with Roman throughout the entire process & let me tell you, his customer service is unrivaled. He responds to any & all questions almost immediately. He is extremely knowledgeable about the products that he sells. His Fusion Escape seats are really nice.
If you experience an issue with ANYTHING after the sale, unlike some other companies, he will be just as responsive, as he was before the sale. The reviews REALLY are true! He values customer service and is a straight shooter who will “not” try to pull “wool over your eyes”.
I purchased the Fusion ESCAPE seats to replace some Berklines that were 5 years old. They had only occasionally been used (adult environment) & they were already peeling. NEVER again! This time, I purchased seats in the leather/vinyl combo (100% leather is very expensive in theater seats). I was “COMPLETELY OVER” the sales pitch: “today’s vinyl is not like the vinyl back in the day”, because I have first hand knowledge that NO, it’s not. The couches and chairs from “back in the day” STILL look good or have aged appropriately considering their age. The vinyl being sold now, is NOTHING like Naugahyde from the 60’s & 70’s. Needless to say, I was reluctant, still to even purchase the leather match, but Roman was so helpful, I knew that WHATEVER I purchased, it would DEFINITELY be from him.
The first go around, I had heard of him & read all the reviews, but was too afraid to purchase the seating “sight unseen”. Well, not this time, I plunged into the reviews on the AVS Forum & his name came up OVER & OVER. (Now I see why & believe every review).
PROS: My first set was manual & I was 100% okay with those. Well, I like the POWER SEATS a lot more than I thought I would.
I love that I can use the cupholders while still using the tray table, unlike my previous seats. The buttons are on the cupholder & it’s just icing on the cake that you can turn the blue lights off during a movie/TV show, as not to distract you. The power headrests are a feature that, at 4’11”, I don’t need to use as much as my taller family members. They, however, seem to enjoy that feature. The ESCAPES have ac cooling feature in the cupholder, I’m not sure that it makes a difference with sodas or if it matters if they are in a can or a plastic cup/bottle. Another feature, & one that I will NEVER do without again, is the STORAGE in the armrests. They are PERFECT for storing throw blankets, remotes, magazines, etc. Each seat has 2 USB ports in the armrest. I have 4 storage compartments (per row of 3), and 3 of the armrests has 2 USB ports in them. So I have a total of 6 USB ports in a row of 3. I also LOVE that I can charge both my phone/tablet and Logitech remote from my seat WHILE I’m watching a movie/show.
CONS: Seriously, none.
If you’re worried about purchasing big ticket items online, you owe it to yourself to at least reach out to Roman. Give him a chance, you won’t likely be disappointed.
As for Roman, this guy is solid! I have had my seats approximately 1 month & so far, so good. I wish I could attach photo of my setup for reference but there are many photos on this website & mine are no different.
I’m finally happy with my theater seats.