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Magic Lantern Shows

Magic Lantern Show

The Magic Lantern Show – Lancaster County’s most unique show!

The Amish Experience continues its popular Magic Lantern Shows for 2019 in the only full-time Magic Lantern Theater in the world!

Before there were movies, there was the Magic Lantern.  Using a combination of live performance, hand-painted glass slides from the mid-1800’s, comedy, music and special effects, these shows should not be missed.

Your showman, “Professor Phineas T. Firefly” weaves magical narration with the stunning images from the past.  Called an “Old Fashioned Entertainment with a Modern Flair” you’ll find yourself entranced with the performance.

For 2019, The Magic Lantern Show has expanded its list of shows to include the following:

“This is My Country”, our Patriotic Show, runs every Saturday night at 7:00pm from early July – August.  This is a rousing look at the birth of our country and continues through the civil war!

“A Christmas Journey”, our most popular show, this delightful Holiday show has two show times for each day that it is open.  2pm and 7pm for this show that guests call “Our families new Holiday Tradition.”

And New for this year….”Theater of Fear” our highly stylized Halloween offering!  Traveling back to the early 1800’s,  this show is patterned after Phantasmagoria shows of the period with some modern twists.  Live performers mix with images from the Magic Lantern to create a one of a kind show! This show has a limited run. Opening October 22nd and runs every Tuesday through Saturday nights at 8:00pm.  Sorry, no one under the age of 13 will be admitted.

For specific show dates and discounted tickets please visit Magic Lantern Shows or call 717-768-8400 ext. 210.

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