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.

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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

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

April 7 at 4:30 p.m./April 28 at 4 p.m.

A film that becomes a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent van Gogh, a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.

“AA towering performance in a movie that casts a magnetic spell.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Rated R; 111 minutes.

ROYAL WEDDING (1951)

Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. at Handley Regional Library Auditorium (100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester) Free & Open to the Public

Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star in this musical travelogue to London which serves as a vehicle for some of Astaire’s most imaginative dance numbers.

“This is the one in which Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling, an impeccably executed bit of movie magic …” (Chicago Reader)

LATEST NEWS

Magic Lantern in February: The King

February's film at the MSV/Barns will be the new documentary, The King, from one of America's best directors in this genre, Eugene Jarecki.  As the title suggests,it is a film inspired by Elvis Presley -- or more exactly, by Presley's impact on American society at the...

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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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