Tracy Oguni

Document Type

Honors Thesis


This project explores the nature of seating arrangements in movie theaters, and the ways that the theater seating experience could be improved. Currently, movie theaters are built with long rows of seats. In a large, nearly-full theater, seating can be impossible to find. This effectively reduces the seating capacity of a theater. Movie theater patrons moving in and out of their seats can also disturb a lot of other clients. This project includes a brief survey of the history of the theater and the current methods of seating currently employed. Improvements to the system include proposing an optimal number of seats in a row, displays at the end of a row showing how many empty seats it has, and maps of the theater showing the location of empty seats. It also includes a description of our Engineering Senior Project, and android application that helps seat patrons in movie theaters.

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