We are happy to announce another great summer season of second Saturday Classic Movie Nights screened by Magic Lantern Theater, Winchester’s classic film experts since 2001.
Moviegoers are encouraged to bring seat cushions, blankets or chairs and bring a picnic or take-out dinner from one of the many restaurants in Old Town Winchester. This is the perfect event to cuddle up with someone special and enjoy an old-fashioned dinner and movie night.
June 13 – E.T The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – The wildly popular Steven Spielberg film about a troubled child who summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Stars Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. Rated PG, 115 m.
July 11 – Film to be chosen by a Community Facebook Poll. The choice will be among three classic dramas representing prominent directors from Hollywood’s Golden Era, e.g. Hitchcock, Wilder, Zinnemann.
Sunset Boulevard (1950) – Billy Wilder wrote and directed this indelible B&W portrait of Hollywood’s dark side, starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. Rated G, 110 m.
Strangers on a Train (1951) – A chance encounter, a proposed “exchange of murders” and, eventually, a nighttime chase through an amusement park mark another of Alfred Hitchcock’s B&W masterpieces of suspense. Rated PG, 101 m.
From Here to Eternity (1953) – This classic depiction of the US military on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was nominated for 8 Oscars. It stars Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Deborah Kerr among others. Rated G, 118 m.
August 8 – Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980) – A biography that tells the story of the legendary rise of country singer, Loretta Lynn, from poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom – and her close friendship with Winchester’s Patsy Cline. Stars Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones. Rated PG, 125 m.
WHEN: June 13, July 11, August 8
WHERE: Old Town Winchester Taylor Pavilion
RAIN LOCATIONS: Grace Lutheran Church (June & August), Handley Regional Library (July)
HOSTED BY: City of Winchester, Old Town Winchester and Magic Lantern Theater