Letter: Movie theater is too loudThe city of Hudson should be very proud of our new movie theater, nestled in a very special, quiet nature setting. But the screen lights turn on and the movie begins, and from then on all hell breaks loose and I thought I was back in WWII again!
By: Richard Peulen, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
The city of Hudson should be very proud of our new movie theater, nestled in a very special, quiet nature setting.
As you enter the parking lot, the obvious grandeur of a spacious building with architectural landscaping makes it possible to forget a busy lifestyle and the busy highway that passes nearby.
An uplift is experienced as you enter the spacious vestibule, and neatly dressed attendants extend a professional welcome. The ambiance of the nicely decorated lobby lends itself to the expectation of enjoying a nice relaxing movie experience. The delightful smell of popcorn and the first delicious taste is first class as my friends and I traverse the softly carpeted hallway with subdued lighting and enter our assigned theater room.
Settled into very comfortable, spacious seating that caters to above-average-sized people, I find that for the first time, my wallet does not make an imprint in my backside due to a tight movie chair and I don’t experience leg cramps from lack of space.
Life seems good as we wait, listening to endless advertising speeches and then, at last, the screen lights turn on and the movie begins, and from then on all hell breaks loose and I thought I was back in WWII again!
The sound of every word, action and the music was so loud, I would say seven decibels above normal, that it destroyed the story line, distracted from the visuals and devastated every listening ear.
Every state has laws against excessive noise, and the culprits offending are shut down but, unfortunately, inside a movie theater these laws do not apply. In traffic we have all waited, at times, beside a “dip stick” that has the radio on so loud the car vibrates, and I believe it is this type of person who regulates the noise level in this theater.
We left the theater well before the movie was over, feeling disgust and disappointment and vowing never to return. Our only recourse is to never buy a ticket again to such torture.
“Hasta la vista, Baby!”