continental seating

continental seating

A seating arrangement in an auditorium in which the rows of seats are unbroken by aisles or crossovers; access to the rows is from an aisle at the end of the rows or from doors along the sidewalls.
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With 1,761 seats in a continental configuration with plenty of exits on either side but no center aisle (continental seating was the next big thing in theater design back then), it earned a national reputation for the big-name artists it presented and provided a home for a dozen-plus local arts organizations.
We sat on a small table for two by the window but could have chosen from wicker continental seating or sofa booths.