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Movie magic

- Entertainment · Movies · The Walt Disney Company

Let­ters in The Scots­man about loud mu­sic in pub­lic places (7 Septem­ber) re­mind me of the time, many years ago, my wife and I took our chil­dren to see the new dig­i­talised Dis­ney film, Fan­ta­sia. It was show­ing in one of Dick Don­ald’s cin­e­mas in Aberdeen. Mr Don­ald al­ways showed won­der­ful movies but the cin­e­mas them­selves were quaintly rick­ety .

As we set­tled into our creaky seats the film, which we were all look­ing for ward to with great rel­ish, got started Un­for­tu­nately not only did we not hear the won­der­fully re­vamped sound of the Dis­ney clas­sic there was, in fact, com­plete si­lence com­ing from the screen.

Even­tu­ally I caught the eye of an ush­erette and I said: “Look we have come here mainly to ex­pe­ri­ence the sound on this movie but it clearly isn’t switched on.” The girl with the torch replied with“It’ s nuthin’ tae dae wi’ me!” and went about her busi­ness.

As I set off to find the man­ager it dawned on me that no­body else in the ghostly quiet au­di­to­rium was both­ered in the slight­est.

DOU­GLAS S BRUCE Fos­ter Road, Penicuik

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