So I just got back from my 2nd viewing of the Dark Knight Rises, and this was just a regular showing as opposed to my first viewing which was "Extreme Digital Packaging" (I'm assuming it means a bigger screen of some sort but it wasn't IMAX). My first view was fine, the audio levels were fine. However during my second viewing, I noticed that the Score/Soundtrack was so much louder, that it completely drowned out the dialogue as well as the ambient audio. All my friends were bombarding me with questions, since they themselves couldn't hear what the characters were saying. I found it terribly irritating, no offense to Hans Zimmer who did an excellent job of scoring, but it totally ruined the theatrical experience.
This theater was in Northern Virginia and some of my friends on NYC noticed the same thing. I wanna see if anyone else noticed this as well and maybe something could be done about it.