Skip to comments.Connecticut could be 1st state to curb loud movies
Posted on 03/08/2014 5:56:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation thats drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America.
The legislatures Public Safety and Security Committee is considering the bill, which would prevent theaters from showing a film or preview that exceeded 85 decibels. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends noise should be kept below 85 decibels for workers for eight hours to minimize hearing loss.
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About time they started tackling serious issues!
The gun confiscation thing didn’t seem to work out. Maybe the loud movie thing will help them get their groove back.
I don’t know of any theatre that has employees where the movie plays for 8 hours a day.
Will they also ban these a-holes who turn up their music in their cars at traffic lights?
Don’t kid yourself, that gun confiscation thing is still alive. It will continue to be there until the law is repealed.
Whisper Quiet Library at 6’ 30dB
Normal conversation at 3’ 65dB
Telephone dial tone 80dB
City Traffic (inside car) 85dB
Train whistle at 500’ 90dB
Truck Traffic 90dB
Jackhammer at 50’ 95dB
Subway train at 200’ 95dB
Hand Drill 98dB
Power mower at 3’ 107dB
Snowmobile, Motorcycle 100dB
Power saw at 3’ 110dB
Rock Concert 115dB
Jet engine at 100’ 140dB
12 Gauge Shotgun Blast 165dB
I always wondered what that third ‘C’ stood for...
Well, depends who has the loud music on.
If the car has black occupants listening to loud rap, then it would be racist to prohibit that noise.
Although, I can remember going to marathons of James Bond and others.
Did Adams lose a bet?
What’s the deal, is Connecticut in some sort of race to see which NE state is the most nanny-fied?
And liberals accuse conservatives of trying to tell everyone how to live.
Been wearing ear plugs to the movies for years.
Always figured the volume was necessary to drown out the morons who talk during the show.
Shouldn’t Conn. be banning all movies and TV Shows that depict firearms or pyrotechnics?
What about the ghetto trash that makes you listen to their trash “music” at stop lights, grocery store parking lots, while pumping gas (their favorite)?
Not important enough for CT’s “Public Safety and Security Committee”, evidently.
Commercials have gone back to extra loud... Methinks we shouldn’t make laws we can’t (or shouldn’t) enforce.
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo glad I got the hell out of ConKOOKacut in 1971 @ age 19 ...Used to be a great state , believe it or not , but that was many moons ago .
Barack 0bama delivering a speech about income equality - unbearably loud, no matter the decibles.
right now the least of their problems i’d say....
Workers? What workers are there for eight hours?
I buy a ticket,someone takes it,we go to the proper screening room and never see an employee again.
Is that really their biggest fish to fry? I should be so ‘troubled’.
I guess this is what all the “please silence your cell phones” nonsense during the previews is a set up for.
“And kids walking on my lawn! Let’s ban them, too! And those sneakers with lights in them! They bother me!”
i quit seeing movies in the theater after Harry Potter was so dang loud
plus he hisses like a snake
Those who chose NOT to silence their phones may be subjected to involuntary castration and/or disembowelment. Enjoy your movie going experience, popcorn, milk-duds and Coke are now available in our newly carpeted lobby for your snacking pleasure!
Thanks for the interesting list.
I admit, as I get older I seem to have less tolerance for loud noise. Not fun!
How about making the dialogue audible?
If Patrick Kennedy was still in congress they’d have to make a law to make him quiet down.
Our Governor is an idiot Bloomberg wannabe