Stop-Motion film from 1908 about Toys coming to life.
On a budget?
Looking for a hands-on gift that the young (and young at heart) will adore?
Experience Christmas in state-of-the-art 1890s style! This charming and nostalgic shadow puppetry show will warm hearts of the entire family. Watch the magic of the holidays come to life on the screen with special effects, live music, and storytelling.
automata - the art of mechanical wonders
Magic Lantern Theater in Amish Country, Pennsylvania!
Join us at the Plain & Fancy Theater for the premiere of our Patriotic Magic Lantern Show, "This Is My Country," on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:00PM. This Victor...ian spectacle, at the only permanent Magic Lantern Theater in the world, features a costumed showman, nineteenth century special effects, original musical score, audience interaction, Victorian and original artwork. Shows run Tuesday-Saturday through September 6. Tickets can be purchased online here: http://www.webreserv.com/showproduct.do…
During a recent Research Trip, we were fortunate to meet Mr. Balzer and enjoy viewing and studying Antique Shadow Puppets, Ombres Chinoises, White Shadows, and many other amazing Antique Optical Illusions!