Menora Theatre and Picture Gardens

362 Walcott Street,
Menora, WA 6050

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Menora Picture Gardens 362 Walcott Street, Mt Lawley, WA - Protest 1947.

Menora Picture Gardens 362 Walcott Street, Mt Lawley, WA - Protest 1947.

West Australian Thursday 6 March 1947, page 19.

Complaints of noise*

Comment - There were many loud voices in the surrounding community that didn’t want the theatre. The main complaint being noise from the theatre speakers. The residents of Walcott Street had complained that the screening of films was interfering with their sleep, It was suggested that the area be re-zoned from business to residential and the theatre’s permit to show pictures be withdrawn. The proprietors (registered as Abraham Machlin & Son) assured the council that every effort would be made to reduce the sound level. Technical advice was sought and the speakers were tilted towards the ground to some positive effect, and it was thought that once the freshly planted poplar trees grew that it will create a barrier and cut out some of the noise.

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