I saw the ROTK midnight showing at the new (about 3-4 months old) AMC 16 Theater in Burbank, CA. Burbank is where all the movie and TV studios are, just in case this might matter. During the movie the audio was popping like a badly ripped mp3. This happened mostly in scenes with dialogue. Also the sound kept changing on the speakers. To me it seemed like the scenes were either going from Stereo to Mono, or Surround to Stereo. It was really hard to tell. This happened at least 7 times during the movie. And to me it seemed like it would happen between battles and slower scenes. So the battle would end with really good surround and bass. Then you hear this noise like someone is pushing an audio selector button and it switches to some horrible low quality audio. I noticed people would turn their heads and look around when the audio changed or the constant popping came up. So I know a lot of people noticed this. Since they are putting those annoying dots in the films now, what is to stop them from purposely messing up the audio track like this? Maybe they thought no one would notice because during the dialogue you don't hear as much surround as if you were in an action scene. Did this happen to anyone else? Sorry for making this so long, but after I left the theater I came to the conclusion that this might be the last movie I ever see in the theater. I am not going to pay that much money to see something so badly put together.