Sunday, August 24, 2008

why do we have to be assaulted by sound at the cinema?

We went and saw Mamma Mia last night at the Zara cinema. Most enjoyable film but the sound system in the cinema was appalling. The trailers and adverts are totally deafening and the film itself had a very uneven sound. Even with my ear plugs I felt assaulted.

It seems to be the habit for cinemas here to put the sound as loud as possible for some reason. This really puts me off going to watch a film. What can one do about it? Suffer in silence? Or do most audiences enjoy the noise?

While on the subject of cinemas how do they make any money? The last few times I have been to a film there has been a maximum of 20 people and sometimes just 3 or 4 and still they keep on building them! T


Blogger NasEr said...

LOL.i thought we were gonna be talkin about the audience noise :D. might have had just a bad luck that night ? or do u usually find the sound too high ?

Sunday, August 24, 2008  
Anonymous Samar said...

they do that on purpose i was told as the lesser of two evils. either loud speakers or you get to enjoy the mobile conversation of every jerk in the theater.

Sunday, August 24, 2008  
Blogger Nicole said...

Thank God for cheap DVDs since no one can enjoy the movie at the cinema from everyone talking. It is so annoying. The kids in packs are the worst. Their parents just dump them off at the movie and the take over the place...

How about the age inappropriate ads before the movie? You go to a kid flick with your small children and the ads are for adult movies with sexual content right in the ad! Get a clue you guys!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008  
Blogger MommaBean said...

Actually, my theory us that they start so young with overlous speaker (like at kids' events and parties) that by the time people are in their twenties, they've done significant hearing damage. As a result, if they don't make it FAR too loud, people can't hear. (Note the volume of mobile phone conversations...) I've found this every time we've been to the theater, although I was't smart enough to take ear plugs. Thanks for the idea!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can complain to the manager if you can find one on site - they are usually shocked by the request to turn down the sound. I also take ear plugs to all events - cinema, wedding parties, pop concerts... Last, they make money--lots--on the concession stand drinks and popcorn, etc. K

Wednesday, August 27, 2008  

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