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

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

From Russia With Love

Saturday, August 13 at Taylor Pavilion

007 is pitted in a race with the evil SPECTRE to find a Russian decoding machine and, as usual, encountering menacing men and beautiful women.

“One of the franchise’s highlights… a cracking cold war story”
(Empire)

NR; 115 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

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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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