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.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Voices Across the Divide

 

A powerful documentary and oral history exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. The film is a personal journey that explores the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness and immigration to the U.S.

NEXT PRESENTATION

 

FIRST REFORMED

November 4 at 4:30 p.m./November 18 at 4 p.m.

Rev. Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) oversees a dwindling congregation in upstate New York. A request for counseling plunges him into a crisis of faith and despair with society’s values. Written/directed by Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver”).

“Provocative and mesmerizing..demands to be seen” (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Rated R; 108 min.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Voices Across the Divide

Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley

Magic Lantern and the Social Action & Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley are sponsoring a free showing of this one-hour film followed by a panel discussion on both the film itself and on the issues it raises.

LATEST NEWS

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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A Message to Members of the Magic Lantern Theater

The year 2017 will be one of transition between the MLT and you, our members and supporters.  By the end of 2017, we plan to have phased out MLT memberships and to introduce a once-a-year support drive.  We believe that the new system will be simpler to administer...

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