Welcome to the home of the Magic Lantern Theater

 

In 1999, a handful of local movie-lovers had a challenging idea: to bring quality film to Old Town Winchester. We established ourselves as a non-profit group – Springboard Cultural Arts – and the Magic Lantern Theater project was born.

MLT Sponsorship Opportunity

 

The MLT has shifted its support model from memberships to a simpler, donation-based system. This gives all our supporters the opportunity to renew their commitments to the MLT at the same time.

NEXT PRESENTATION

 

FILMWORKER

January 6 at 4:30 p.m./January 20 at 4 p.m.

RBritish actor Leon Vitali gave up a promising career to be assistant to the late, legendary director, Stanley Kubrick.—becoming integral to classic Kubrick films such as “The Shining” and “Full Metal Jacket.”

“A tribute to [those] whose indelible contributions make movies not just possible, but magical” (Washington Post)

NR; 93 minutes.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Eating Animals

Friday evening, March 15 at 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, 6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA.

Based on the best-selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated and produced by Oscar winner Natalie Portman, Eating Animals explores the history of the factory farming system and its impact on our economy, health, and environment.

“The message is clear…Care about where your meat comes from, because then you might eat less of it, feel better when you do eat it, and cause a little less suffering in the world”  (Los Angeles Times)

LATEST NEWS

2019 is on the Horizon

With the year 2018 coming to a close, we've been focused on programing for early 2019!  Briefly, we'll be showing three excellent, new documentaries at the MSV/Barns, another musical from Hollywood's Golden Age at Handley Library, and a provocative feature on...

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MLT Sponsorship Opportunity

The MLT has shifted its support model from memberships to a simpler, donation-based system. This gives all our supporters the opportunity to renew their commitments to the MLT at the same time. We think you’ll find it more convenient…and it saves us the labor and...

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MLT announce Grant Program for Regional Filmakers

MLT’s mission is to provide a variety of film experiences to the community of the Winchester area while enhancing the life of the city’s historic downtown. This can mean bringing neighbors together for both indoor and outdoor showings of independent, foreign,...

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