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.
Note: All Summer 2020 screenings have been cancelled.
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.
CANCELLED – 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.
CANCELLED – 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.
CANCELLED – 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