Project Type: Cinemas/4DX Vibration
Regal Bricktown Cinema Plaza
Staten Island, NY
Regal Bricktown Plaza is a multiplex theater complex with retail on the first floor and 10 theaters on the second floor. There are concerns about sound transmission between the ceiling/floor assemblies that may affect both the cinemas above and the retail spaces below. Also, one of the theaters will be located directly above a basketball court which will generate impact sound that tends to travel through structures with greater ease than general airborne sounds. Music and/or amplified announcements in the retail spaces have the potential to be audible in the theaters above, just as the sound and vibration from the movies has the potential to travel into the spaces below. Our design solutions include floating isolation slabs, elastomeric pads, specific materials and methods for construction of the subfloors, and dedicated sound traps.