I would probably go with two on one side and two on the other. Any chance of making use out of the pole by possibly building a lighted column around it?
+1In this thread, you said you had your couch in front of the pole. Was that too close for your liking?
- If 'no', put your theater seats (which I assume are replacing the couch) in front of the pole.
- If 'yes', put your theater seats to either side of the pole.