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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CLASSIC MOVIES OUTDOORS AT THE TAYLOR PAVILION

 

Saturday, June 1st | Friday, July 8th | Saturday, August 12th

A collaboration between Magic Lantern and the City of Winchester. 

Screenings are at dusk and are free & open to the public. 

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Future Presentation

BORN TO BE BLUE

Friday, August 18 at dusk at Veramar Vineyard

The story of jazz legend Chet Baker that focuses on the famous trumpeter’s battle in the ’60s to revive his life and career.

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FAMILY MOVIES OUTDOORS AT CLEARBROOK PARK

 

Saturday, June 17th | July 15th | August 19th

A collaboration between Magic Lantern and Frederick County Parks & Recreation.

Screenings are at dusk and are free & open to the public.

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Our Next Presentation

Citizen Kane

 

Saturday, August 12 at dusk at the Taylor Pavilion

Orson Welles’ epic tale of a publishing tycoon’s rise and fall is a groundbreaking piece of cinema — as well as a captivating entertainment.

Our Next Presentation

Born To Be Blue

 

Friday, August 18 at dusk at Veramar Vineyard

Ethan Hawke stars as jazz legend Chet Baker in an innovative biopic that focuses on the famous trumpeter’s battle in the ’60s to revive his life and career.

It happens to be a first-class film of potent importance to the art of motion pictures…a triumph for Orson Welles.” (Variety)

“It’s not necessary to be a jazz fan to get lost in this poetic and poignant file” (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

 

Rated NR; 115 minutes

 

Rated R; 98 minutes

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