A Victorian Christmas Magic Lantern Show with Terry Borton and the Victorian Magic Lantern Theater
Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America’s only Victorian magic-lantern show at Windsor Historical Society on December 10th. This is an authentic 1890’s visual extravaganza projected onto a full-sized screen – the kind of show that led to the movies! Christmas stories like The Little Match Girl and The Night Before Christmas; animated Christmas comedy and carols are all dramatized on screen by a live showman and singer/pianist. The audience participates in the fun, creating sound effects, and joining in chants and sing-along carols.
Advance reservations must be made for three showings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. by calling 688-3813 x. 102. Cost for the program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for Windsor Historical Society members. The 9:30 a.m. showing is entirely booked so make your reservation soon. This program is appropriate for school classes, and adult and family audiences.
Each show will start with an explanation about magic-lantern shows and how they led to the modern media that fascinate today’s kids (movies, TV, video games). For 16 years, The American Magic-Lantern Theater has delighted audiences from Lincoln center to Singapore. “Remarkable…You’ll be Enthralled,” says The Family Adventure Guide to Connecticut. But National Public Radio says it best: “It’s an incredible experience…Don’t miss them. They’re a living national treasure!”