SOUND AD­VICE

Joondalup Times - - OPINION -

‘AT the movies’ in the Times (March 27), an item from movie buff Karen from St Ives, Man­durah, about her favourite movies and the one she liked, My Fair Lady, caught my eye.

Her com­ments on the movie were:

“The first time I ex­pe­ri­enced sur­round sound and I could hear the horses gal­lop­ing around the the­atre”.

I'm as­sum­ing she saw the movie at the Royal The­atre in Hay Street, Perth.

My late fa­ther was the man­ager of the Royal The­atre in 1965. My Fair Lady opened in April 1965 and ran for a record 60 weeks.

The the­atre had un­der­gone a ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment, with a new bio-box and screen in­stalled ca­pa­ble of pre­sent­ing 70mm films.

A six-track stereo­phonic sound sys­tem was also in­stalled, with five banks of speak­ers lo­cated be­hind the screen and 16 speak­ers were placed around the walls of the the­atre.

So Karen would have cer­tainly heard the horses gal­lop­ing around the the­atre.

It was one of my fa­ther's favourite movies. GREG COOPER, Craigie

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