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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Future Presentation

The Age of Adaline

Friday, July 15 at James Charles Vineyard

An auto accident leaves Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) as 29 years old for eight decades, a secret that condemns her to a solitary life — until a chance encounter revives passion and a fateful decision.

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Love & Mercy

Friday, August 19 at Veramar Vineyard

This is an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the renowned leader of the Beach Boys. It tells of Wilson’s music, the personal cost of his success and his ultimate redemption.

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Our Next Presentation


Friday, June 17 at dusk at the Veramar Vineyards

Nominated for three Oscars, this is the moving story of a young Irish immigrant in 1950s Brooklyn.

A portrait of two worlds…a beautiful film” (Boston Globe)

PG-13; 86 minutes

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Join our lively discussion boards, we have a comment section for every film we have ever shown so please feel free to dip in and join the discussions.

Alternatively you can leave us a comment about the Magic Lantern Theater, let us the films you’d love to see us add to our program in the future!

Magic Lantern Membership


Your Magic Lantern Theater membership provides you with the chance to contribute to a major community effort — the bringing of quality cinema to downtown Winchester and the Winchester area, a project that will enhance the city’s cultural life and help revitalize its historic center.

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