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.

FUTURE ATTRACTION - THE BIG SICK

 

The Pakistan-born comedian, Kumail Nanjiani, stars in this Oscar-nominated romantic comedy based on his own life

FUTURE ATTRACTION - DR. STRANGELOVE

 

In 1994, Roger Ebert said it best : “Seen after 30 years, “Dr. Strangelove” seems remarkably fresh and undated — a clear-eyed, irreverant, dangerous satire.” In 2018, Stanley Kubrick’s classic black comedy from 1964 still seems as relevant as ever.

NEXT PRESENTATION

 

SHADOW OF A DOUBT

Saturday, July 14 at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) at the Taylor Pavilion

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1943 B&W thriller, “Shadow of a Doubt,” is regarded as one of his masterpieces. A small-town girl (Teresa Wright) gradually develops doubts about a beloved uncle (Joseph Cotton) who seems to harbor terrible secrets.

FUTURE PRESENTATION

 

THE BIG SICK

Friday, July 20 at dusk (about 8:45 p.m.) at James Charles Vineyard

The Pakistan-born comedian, Kumail Nanjiani, stars in this Oscar-nominated romantic comedy based on his own life — first,coping with culture clash and then his wife’s mysterious illness. Holly Hunter takes an exceptional turn as a mother-in-law on steroids.

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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