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.

 

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

October 1 at 4:30 p.m./October 15 at 4 p.m.

Set against the breath-taking Mongolian steppe, this riveting documentary follows the 13-year old Aisholpan as she rises to become the first female in twelve generations to become an eagle hunter.

CLASSIC MOVIE MUSICAL SERIES - SHOW BOAT(1951)

Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m.
Handley Regional Library Auditorium (100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester)
Free & Open to the Public

THINGS TO COME

November 5 at 4:30 p.m./November 19 at 4 p.m.

The renowned French actor, Isabelle Huppert, stars as a middle-aged academic, immersed in a rich life of the mind, who suddenly finds her personal life coming apart.

BEATRIZ AT DINNER

December 3 at 4:30 p.m./December 17 at 4 p.m.

Beatriz (Selma Hayek), a Mexican immigrant living in LA, inadvertently joins a dinner party during which she tangles with Doug Strutt, a cutthroat, self-satisfied “Anglo” billionaire (John Lithgow), a man from another world.

OUR NEXT PRESENTATION

 

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

MSV October 1 at 4:30 p.m./Barns of Rose Hill October 15 at 4 p.m.

Set against the breath-taking Mongolian steppe, this riveting documentary follows the 13-year old Aisholpan as she rises to become the first female in twelve generations to become an eagle hunter, a tradition handed down for centuries. English narration; Kazah w/English subtitles. Rated G; 87 minutes.

All at once an inspiring story for children of all ages…a reflection on the unfairness of gender roles and a rare, unique look at a remote part of the world” (New York Daily News)

CLASSIC MOVIE MUSICAL SERIES

 

SHOW BOAT (1951)

Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m.
Handley Regional Library Auditorium (100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester)
Free & Open to the Public

 

Magic Lantern, Handley Regional Library and the Friends of HRL are launching a new, quarterly film series honoring the great American movie musicals of the mid-20th century.

First up is “Show Boat,” based on the path breaking Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II musical play. Boasting an all-star cast, the film is romantic — the love story of the raffish gambler, Gaylord Ravenal, and the innocent ingénue, Magnolia Hawks – but also touches on racial discrimination in the post-Civil War South. Its glorious score includes such standards as “Make Believe,” “Old Man River,” “Can’t Stop Lovin’ ‘Dat Man of Mine,” “Bill,” and “You Are Love.”

Future Classic Movie Musical screenings will be on February 10 and April 14, 2018

LATEST NEWS

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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