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.

 

Frantz

 

March 18 at 4 p.m./March 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Set just after WWI, this French-German production vividly depicts the aftermath of war, its effects on the families and loved ones who survive, and the strains between nationalism and human emotions.

 

CLASSIC MOVIE MUSICAL SERIES

 

February 10 at 2:00 p.m./April 14 at 2:00 p.m.

This new, quarterly film series honoring the great American movie musicals of the mid-20th century continues with On The Town and The Bandwagon.

 

Don't Think Twice

 

April 15 at 4 p.m./April 29 at 4:30 p.m.

The writer-director Mike Birbiglia returns to the standup comedy world with this bittersweet look at work and careers in today’s improv clubs. A member of an NYC troupe gets cast on a hit TV show – great for him, but leaving his best friends behind.

 

OUR NEXT PRESENTATION

 

Maudie

February 18 at 4 p.m. at Barns of Rose Hill
February 25 at 4:30 p.m. at MSV

 

Sallie Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this touching Canadian-Irish biopic of the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis – often known as “the Canadian Grandma Moses.” Hawkins has been particularly praised for her portrayal of the quirky, chain-smoking, severely arthritic title character, while Hawke plays against type as her boorish, fish-peddler husband.

Rated PG-13; 115 minutes.

SPECIAL EVENT CELTIC FEST

 

Once

March 10 at 2 p.m.
Handley Regional Library Auditorium

Free & Open to the Public

“Once” is a modern-day musical set on the streets of Dublin. It features Glen Hansard and is written and directed by John Carney. It earned an Oscar in 2008 for “Best Song.”

Rated R (language).

LATEST NEWS

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. We think you’ll find it more convenient…and it saves us the labor and...

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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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A Message to Members of the Magic Lantern Theater

The year 2017 will be one of transition between the MLT and you, our members and supporters.  By the end of 2017, we plan to have phased out MLT memberships and to introduce a once-a-year support drive.  We believe that the new system will be simpler to administer...

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