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Old 4th September 2020
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The Guardian has picked up this story as well...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...hppXiwDaLum_9Q

This article interviews some practitioners so it gives more of that kind of context. One detail sounds spot-on...

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A studio’s reference level tends to be around 85 decibels, or 7 on the Dolby scale, he says. But cinemas will often play the film at 4 (around 75 decibels). The Irish Film Institute has been playing Tenet at 4, Markey says, because 6 was “ridiculously loud” when tested. Cinemas will not necessarily play a film at the recommended level of 7 if they feel it is too loud.