Magic lantern shows were the combination of projected images, live narration, and live music. They were incredibly popular 100 years ago, and today, one American theater company is bringing them back to audiences around the world.
Travel back to the time with an authentic 1890s magic-lantern show – before the movies, magic lantern shows entertained audiences with projected color images, stories, live music, and audience participation. Celebrate this holiday season with a magic lantern performance that features Hans Christian Andersen’s famous Christmas story, “The Little Match Girl,” and holiday carols like “O Holy Night.” The American Magic-Lantern Theater, directed by Terry Borton, is the only professional traveling theater company of its kind in the United States, and uses original antique projection equipment.
- Sunday December, 6, 3015
- Museum of the City of New York City, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC
- For kids and adults ages 6-96