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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Upcoming Films

Finders Keepers

March 6th & 11th

This warmly received documentary tells a tale of two eccentrics, an auctioned grill with strange contents and events both hilarious and painful.

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Upcoming Films

The Salt of the Earth

April 3rd & 10th

This vivid, Oscar-nominated documentary examines the life, work and travels of the renowned Brazilian photographer, Sebastiao Salgado.

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Our Next Presentation

Mistress America

February 7th at MSV | February 28th at the Barns

Mistress America is a comedy about many things, including dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.

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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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