Friends of the Athenium, publicity officer Maria Turner and chairman Barbara Manwaring. Among the documents found at the back of Mrs Manwaring’s mother’s shed is the “Daily Sketch” which recounts King George V’s coronation, who overcomes a stutter in the film “The King’s Speech”. Picture: Declan RurengaTHE future King George may have already left the country, but the spotlight will be focusing on his predecessor at the Athenium Theatre.
The Friends of the Athenium will be showing the film The King’s Speech on May 10 and based on a true story, it reveals how King George V overcame his stutter.
Showing the movie is not about revelling in the recent royal visit however, with the Friends of the Athenium (FOTA) committing to donate the profits from the screening to Cooinda Court’s fire sprinkler retrofit project.
“We wanted to embrace and be a part of the fund-raising efforts in town,” FOTA publicity officer Maria Turner said.
“They (Cooinda Court) have a big job ahead of them and this is just one of the many fund-raisers planned,” she said.
Even if residents had seen the film, Mrs Turner encouraged them to view it again.
“We’d like to see a big turnout to help raise as much money as possible,” she said.
FOTA have used previous movie screenings to invest in the film experience at the theatre and have purchased more comfortable seats.
“It’s a chance to be a part of the community effort and to show off the theatre,” chairman Barbara Manwaring said.
Mrs Manwaring said the choice of the film was just a coincidence with the royal visit.
The King’s Speech
Saturday May 10 from 7pm
A light supper will be servedand refreshments will beavailable to buy
Tickets: Adults $15 and children $10
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