The basic concept of “stadium seating” dates back thousands of years ago. In a nutshell, it is a type of seating arrangement that is found in performing-arts or entertainment and sports venues. Seats are built and constructed, typically in rows with each row higher than the one in front of it, making it ideal for viewing the spectacle (aka – performance, game or event) with less obstruction and some more leg room. While the concept of a stadium seating arrangement remains the same throughout time, the way architects and construction workers have gone about stadium seating conversions has evolved. Here’s a look into how stadium seating has been built from past to present. Stadium Seating Conversion in the Past One of the oldest known examples of stadium seating dates back to 80 AD with the Colosseum at Piazza del Colosseo […]
After years of planning, Alamo Drafthouse is FINALLY coming to NEWLY developed Downtown L.A. @ THE BLOC. Stadium Seating Enterprises has built numerous theaters for ADHC and this location will boast amenities like high-end refreshments, alcohol service, and luxury recliner seating. Not a bad way to see the latest James Cameron film, or kick back with the kiddos for the newest animated feature from Pixar. Alamo Drafthouse To Open New Downtown Los Angeles Theater in July
SSE is very excited to announce our participation on a local project for a great client. Cinepolis Theaters USA is currently under construction in La Costa, CA for a NEW theater project. The project is moving right along and to add to the excitement, not only is SSE going to be providing our PREFoam Stadium Riser system at this location, but also @foxblocks will be responsible for the wall structure using ICF (insulated concrete forms) instead of Tilt Up or other methods of construction. This means the construction should be fast and efficient, and cost effective. Cinepolis Theaters currently has several locations in southern California and specifically San Diego. These include locations in Del Mar, Carlsbad, Laguna Niguel, Santa Margarita, and multiple other cities throughout the state. The new location in La Costa will be one more location that they […]
Well, its official. Moviegoers will have to wait a little longer to return to Pandora… As quoted in a recent variety article: James Cameron’s long-awaited and oft-delayed follow-up to “Avatar” has been pushed back another year. “Avatar 2” will hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021 instead of Dec. 18, 2020 as originally planned. Its move means that “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 22, 2023 as opposed to Dec. 17, 2021 while “Avatar 4” will bow on Dec. 19, 2025 instead of Dec. 20, 2024 and “Avatar 5” will launch Dec. 17, 2027. The news comes as part of a larger shift in release dates unveiled by Walt Disney Studios. The company is moving around the debuts of various movies it inherited after buying the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets in a $71.3 billion mega-merger. As part […]
A Team Dedicated To Your Success Our experienced operations team understands that every project is like a fingerprint — no two are ever the same. They also understand that it takes constant communication, intelligent planning, and creative solutions to complete a project as quickly and accurately as possible. Just in time deliveries are coordinated to make sure the all materials arrive complete and correct. We know that not every project always goes as planned, so our team’s flexibility and adaptability have accounted for hundreds of successful installations worldwide. No matter what a project calls for, there is no other team that can provide service at the highest-level like we can. BUILD WITH US Many theater owners across the U.S. want to construct new or retrofitted auditoriums, with over 18 years of experience, we can help you […]
Cinepolis’ First Big Footprint in Texas Ross Perot, Jr., the majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks and developer of Victory Park, can be proud of turning a former rail yard and power plant into one of the most exciting entertainment districts built. This $3 billion dollar project includes 4,000,000 square feet of office and retail space, as well as a luxury movie theater that SSE was involved with — Cinepolis Victory Park. From start to finish, SSE worked alongside the construction teams in the design and supply of geofoam in all eight auditoriums. Cinepolis is one of SSE’s largest clients, but no matter the size of the project, SSE will work towards the most cost-effective and easiest solution for your construction team. BUILD WITH US Many theater owners across the U.S. want to construct new […]
The Growth of Geofoam International Geofoam International LLC., has grown exponentially over the past several years. While the construction market grows, as does the team and focus of Geofoam International. Our team will work side-by-side with yours on delivery, scheduling, and design. We do NOT just deliver materials and leave; we ensure your project is completed successfully, from start to finish. BUILD WITH US Many theater owners across the U.S. want to construct new or retrofitted auditoriums, with over 18 years of experience, we can help you get started. Along with experience in stadium seating risers, we also have an expansive network of Architects and General Contractors that can assist you in your next project. 9325 Sky Park Ct., Ste. 250 San Diego, CA 92123 E: email@example.com T: 844-PRE-FOAM
Hot Wire Cutters We’ve recently partnered with Foam Cutters, LLC as our new preferred vendor for hot wire foam cutters. These tools are an essential part of delivering an easy installation experience. Hot wire cutters, along with our shop drawings and prefabricated system enable contractors to save time and money on any project, as they enable installers to easily navigate differing site conditions. We’re excited to have Foam Cutters, LLC as a reliable resource and as part of an overall system that puts SSE and Geofoam International strides ahead of our competitors. www.foamcuttersllc.com BUILD WITH US Many theater owners across the U.S. want to construct new or retrofitted auditoriums, with over 15 years of experience, we can help you get started. Along with experience in stadium seating risers, we also have an expansive network of Architects and General […]
SSE PREFoam™ System This time-lapse video, put together by Holman, Inc., shows the ease of installing our system. Large auditoriums like these are put together using our PREFoam™ System in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional framing. Clients choose to continue to work with us because the SSE PREFoam™ System has proven to be the best method of construction for tiered platforms. Whether your project is for a cinema, worship facility, or an educational institution, contact SSE today to find out how we can best help you successfully complete your next project. BUILD WITH US Many theater owners across the U.S. want to construct new or retrofitted auditoriums, with over 15 years of experience, we can help you get started. Along with experience in stadium seating risers, we also have an expansive network […]
New Director of Construction Services One thing that sets SSE and Geofoam International apart from the competition is the comprehensive level of service our team provides. Alex Kogut started with us as a Projects Manager and has recently been promoted to Director of Construction Services. His experience and expertise will ensure that every project is handled professionally from start to finish. Congratulations to Alex for being an integral part of the team and we look forward to his his continued leadership! BUILD WITH US Many theater owners across the U.S. want to construct new or retrofitted auditoriums, with over 15 years of experience, we can help you get started. Along with experience in stadium seating risers, we also have an expansive network of Architects and General Contractors that can assist you in your next project. 9325 Sky Park […]
Stadium Seating Enterprises, Inc. (SSE) is the world’s leading provider of prefabricated stadium seating systems for the Cinema, Worship, Performing Arts and Education/Training market segments. SSE’s client base represents the largest Cinema operators in the world, tiered seating for some of the largest Churches in the US and Educational/Training facilities for many universities, colleges, secondary schools and select Corporate clients from coast to coast. We offer systems specifically designed for new construction and ones that are specific to renovation/retrofit projects. Our standard PREFOAM™ System and our PREFOAM DryFit™ Systems have been fully engineered to meet the requirements of virtually any project requiring tiered stadium seating.
SSE works directly with end users, architects, engineers and contractors to design and manufacture a prefabricated “kit of parts” for stadium seating. SSE operates with regional manufacturing partners in six geographic zones within North America to facilitate responsive and competitively prices products and services. The PREFOAM System consists of EPS Geofoam blocks for structural support and a steel forming system that allows for a fast and easy assembly and a strong forming system for concrete topping material. The PRERFOAM DryFit System also utilized EPS Geofoam blocks for the structural support, but is based on a proprietary design for a plywood or cement board facing materials. The DryFit system is ideal for luxury cinema retrofits due to its light weight and ease of assembly without having to introduce a wet trade like concrete into the auditorium. Working directly with the design and construction teams, we design, fabricate and deliver the selected system to the jobsite for installation by others in a timely and efficient manner.
SSE has a proven track record of success with more than 300 individual clients in 46 states, Canada, Latin America and the UK. Our team has put more than 81.75 Million Cubic Feet of EPS Geofoam in place since 2002 in more than 1850 completed auditoriums. The quality of our services and products is exemplified by the number of repeat clients we have over the years. We believe the key elements that set us apart from any of the competition are: Our high quality, innovative and reliable PREFOAM products, our willingness and ability to collaborate with the design and construction team members to insure customers are getting the best value for the money, and the outstanding professional relationships we have developed over the past thirteen years with our manufacturing and supplier partners. But more than anything, it is the absolute commitment to the best customer service in the industry that puts SSE “heads and shoulders” above the competition.
SSE is a design and fabrication partner on construction projects.
PROJECT EVALUATION: We will evaluate the design options for adding stadium seating to your project and recommend the most cost efficient and schedule friendly method of achieving your goals;
DESIGN ASSISTANCE: As there are several options for constructing stadium seating with the PREFOAM Systems, we will recommend which system brings the greatest value to your individual project;
COST MANAGEMENT: Our team will work directly with your architectural and construction teams during the cost estimating phase of the project to provide a PREFOAM System Solution that meets your functional and budgetary goals;
ENGINEERING AND SHOP DRAWINGS: The SSE team will work through a two stage process for the preparation of detailed shop drawings. We draw every block of EPS Geofoam and every steel component to provide a clear guide for the stadium seating installation contractor;
SYSTEM FABRICATION: Working with your onsite team and our fabrication/manufacturing partners, we coordinate and manage the fabrication and delivery of each system component to the jobsite;
TEAM BUILDING: We have contacts and relationships with architects, consultants, contractors and installers nationwide and we are anxious to help you structure the most capable and responsive team to meet your needs and requirements.