The backs of the theater seats were tolerable, but the seat part...I guess it didn't help that I suspected a mouse had made a nest in one. The neat thing is seeing all the natural fiber padding! An indication that they are quite old...I should check what the fabric is made from.
I wish I had a film strip of all the people who sat in these seats over the course of their life span at the Pershing Theater in El Paso, Texas.
The images show removal of the old fabric from the seat, and the bottom image is of the backs finished.