‘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