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.

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

 

THINGS TO COME

MSV November 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Barns of Rose Hill 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. In French w/English s/t.  Rated PG-13; 100 minutes.

“Suffused with wry humor, vulnerability and radiant warmth, Huppert’s performance captures that delicate period in life when resignation morphs into graceful, even grateful, acceptance”  (Washington Post)

OUR FUTURE 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)

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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