Sorry for the following rant..... While I've had many a memorable experience at the movies, I think I'm done with theaters. That's NOT something I enjoy even pondering about. Aside from a few rare gems spread across the states like the Arclight in LA, the Ziegfeld in NY- aren't about 90% of the theaters in the US total crap? People who don't even care about quality or customer satisfaction are always at the helm in these places, and it seems like there's nothing we can do about it. I asked twice for the sound to be turned up during "Mamma Mia!" this evening. Nothing. One of the ushers who looked about 12 said they couldn't. I said, yes you can! I've emailed the manager many times before but he doesn't seem to want anything to do with me. Too bad it's an independently run theater and there's nowhere else to complain. Oh, and the kicker is that the manager likes to put the blame on the studios for sending poorly mixed DTS tracks. Yeah, that's really the problem! I wonder how it feels to be a filmmaker/sound designer/composer, etc. and know that most of the population will see and hear your work under some horrible conditions. All those hours that go into dubbing, mixing, etc. to make sure every things sounds perfect... what good is it? You think they'd throw up their hands and say "what's the point!" knowing how it's going to be showcased. Thank god for DVD and HT. I LOVE movies and I LOVE the experience when it's given a fantastic, quality presentation. One of the reasons why I enjoy professional live theatre is that there's always a sense of quality control. Whether it's a touring production or sit-down production like in NY or Chicago, you know you have people working behind the scenes to make sure the audience is seeing and experiencing everything exactly as the production team intended. Maybe the only answer is to pack up and move to LA Am I the only one who feels this way?