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.

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.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

 

January 21 at 4 p.m./January 28 at 4:30 p.m.

Richard Gere plays an aging New York fixer, always looking for the next deal, who becomes involved with Israeli politicians and, by extension, with Middle East politics.

 

Maudie

 

 

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

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.”

 

 

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.

 

 

OUR NEXT PRESENTATION

 

BEATRIZ AT DINNER

MSV December 3 at 4:30 p.m.
Barns of Rose Hill 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.  Rated R; 83 minutes

.“Beatriz and Strutt are arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul” (Arizona Republic)

FUTURE PRESENTATION

 

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Barns of Rose Hill January 21 at 4 p.m.
MSV January 28 at 4:30 p.m.

 

In a “delightful, semi-screwball comedy” (Washington Post), Richard Gere plays an aging New York fixer, always looking for the next deal, who becomes involved with Israeli politicians and, by extension, with Middle East politics.

Rated R (language); 117 minutes.

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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