Museum of Interesting Things Magic Lantern Picture show
For hundreds of years before words like Netflix and 4K TV entered the English lexicon, the talk of the town was all about the Magic Lantern. Step back in time as we learn how Magic Lantern presentations, originally powered by oil lamps or candlelight, were the entertainment of the day.
Join The Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling interactive exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity as we explore the history of the Magic Lantern. With Adventure Club Denny Daniel, Founder of The Museum of Interesting Things, guides our unique experience inside a secret loft in SoHo to include:
- A discussion around Magic Lantern presentations where a storyteller (or a charlatan showing spirits) would come to your town with an oil lamp magic lantern projector, and tell stories that made people laugh or scream, learn or sing
- A rare presentation of the antique Disney Magic Lantern glass slides from nearly 100 years ago on the original electrified Disney Lantern Projector as well as a preview of an authentic 19th-century oil lamp-powered Magic Lantern and see other variations of the Magic lantern over the ages.
- A look at original storytelling booklets that accompanied Magic Lantern slides of stories including Pinocchio, Snow White, and so many more!
The Loft at Prince Street
177 Prince Str
$20 to help the Museum 🙂
Between Thompson & Sullivan street
in Soho NYC 212 274 8757
Stick around afterward for the Museum of Interesting Things’ Secret Speakeasy, which is their monthly festival dedicated to all things vintage! See 16mm vintage films, Hear vinyl LP’s, Antiques Demos of the History of Film/Photography/3D, Enjoy!
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