From: Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Registered: Jun 2008
posted 08-28-2017 07:12 PM
Some complaints are timeless. I'm carrying out research on the Cinesphere, the world's first permanent IMAX theatre here in Toronto and came across this wonderful complaint from 1975.
I believe the text reads:
quote: "After finally visiting Ontario Place last week, I wish to draw to your attention a flaw which I believe medically important.
In Cinesphere, the “66 speakers” of sound accompanying the film “Energy” are driven at a decibel level which is both uncomfortable and distracting, it is louder than industrial exposure limits, I believe by a wide margin.
Would you ask the appropriate Dept. of Health people to monitor this production? A few ears might well be saved."
The first paragraph from the reply letter reads:
quote: "While we agree that there are moments in the film where the level of sound effects may appear to be high, it is so as a direct result of contrast and we do not agree that it is beyond acceptable limits."
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