It seems that Hugh Grant didn’t enjoy his trip to the cinema to see Joker much, but it wasn’t due to the film itself. No, it was because of the volume. The actor tweeted, “Am I old or is the cinema MUCH TOO LOUD? Unendurable. Pointless.”. This quickly gained steam on Twitter and eventually caught the eye of Vue Cinemas, the company that the actor called out. A spokesperson for the chain apologised and said that his concerns would be passed along to the appropriate people. Grant then explained which exact showing he was at and finished by saying, “But joke was on us.” Ha ha!

Grant doesn’t seem to have put too many people off from seeing Joker on the big screen, as the film continues to dominate the box office. But it has raised questions over whether cinemas do play films too loudly. I’m quite happy getting my eardrums blown out as long as the sound is properly channeled, and can count the number of times that it properly prevented my enjoyment of the film in question on one hand. But I can appreciate how some older folk, especially, wouldn’t want this, so I do wonder if maybe cinemas should cater for those who don’t like this kind of experience, possibly by providing quieter screenings of the most popular films, or maybe by providing headphones which allow people to listen to the film at a lesser volume?

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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