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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Our Next Presentation


April 2 at 4:30 p.m./April 23 at 4 p.m.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley / Barns of Rose Hill

Adapted from the Philip Roth novel, “Indignation” relates the story of a young Jewish atheist who attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school’s traditional social order, disappoints his overbearing parents’ hopes and falls for an attractive, complicated classmate.

“A beautifully realized adaptation …about minor decisions and major consequences” (Newsday).

Rated R; 110 minutes.

Latest News

A Message to Members of the Magic Lantern Theater

Nov 25th, 2016

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…. read more


Magic Lantern Supports Local PBS Documentary

Aug 25, 2016

We are very proud to announce that Magic Lantern recently made our first, modest grant of $2,000 to assist production of the forthcoming PBS documentary, Saving Place, Saving Grace… read more


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