Noise insulation, vibration reduction, architectural acoustics

Cinemas and Multiplexes

In the design, construction, and renovation of commercial cinemas (multiplexes), a due attention should be paid to the issues of sound and vibration insulation and creating the required acoustic comfort in the premises. Good sound insulation and acoustics of such facilities predetermine their successful commercial operation. It is no coincidence that many reputable developers of cinema technology and equipment, such as Dolby Laboratories Inc., have used for decades their internal standards for the permissible noise values and acoustic parameters of cinema halls.

Key numbers

100 dBA

the maximum sound level in a cinema hall equipped with a Dolby Atmos system

120 dB

the maximum sound pressure level in the 63 Hz octave band in a cinema hall equipped with the Dolby Atmos system

30 dBA

the maximum permissible level of penetrating noise in a cinema as per the CR "Noise Protection"

72 dB

the airborne noise insulation index between the cinema halls as recommended by Acoustic Group

Issues of Sound and Vibration Insulation and Acoustics in Cinemas

  • Sound insulation between cinema halls (insulation of walls and partitions, sound insulation of ceilings and floors);
  • Sound and vibration insulation of engineering systems: reducing the noise from ventilation and air conditioning systems, the noise from cinema equipment as well as other adjacent service premises (vibration insulation of refrigerators, sound insulation of chillers, vibration protection of backup power sources, etc.);
  • Sound insulation between cinema halls and adjoining public spaces (concert and conference halls, catering enterprises, entertainment centers);
  • Acoustic environment of the cinema halls, acoustic comfort in the lobby and hallways.

12 Steps towards a Right Cinema

Acoustic Group recommendations

Soundproofing systems for cinema halls

Specialized design solutions book.

Engineering solutions book "SOUNDPROOFING STRUCTURES"

Solutions for vibration insulation of engineering equipment (sections 6-7).

Acoustic project design

The Acoustic Project Design is an official document which is a special chapter of the project construction design documentation of the object.

Home Theater Acoustics

Common issues and recommendations on soundproofing and acoustics of home theater.

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