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