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.





Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid

June 8 at dusk at the Taylor Pavilion

With its starring duo of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, its jaunty screenplay and Burt Bacharach score, and its direction by George Roy Hill, this anti-hero Western “has gone down as among the defining moments in late ’60s American cinema.” (Rotten Tomatoes).

Rated PG; 110 minutes.


Saturday, July 20 at dusk (about 8:45 p.m.) at Clearbrook Park Pool

Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga returns, set on the fictional Amity Island, and starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. Do you dare go in the water?

“ A benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills” (Rotten Tomatoes)

Rated PG: 124 mins


Magic Lantern Update — Outdoor Summer Film Schedule

Friends, the temperature is climbing, the buds are bursting, and -- pretty soon -- it will be time again for outdoor summer movies!  This year we'll be back at the Taylor Pavilion in Old Town Winchester, the James Charles Vineyard and Clearbrook park with our usual ...

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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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