Thursday 4th November 2021
By Alan Brindle
Join us on 4th November for a ‘Victorian Humour’ Magic Lantern Show!
These spectacular shows provided exciting entertainment long before the birth of the cinema. We will revisit a time when magic lantern slides thrilled and amazed their audiences. The lantern slides in this show are from the early Victorian period dating from about 1830 to 1880. They include rotating slides, slip slides and comic series. These are either hand painted or chromolithograph transfers. All of the slides in the show were professionally produced and represented cutting edge technology in that period. This show includes the most famous moving slide ever produced, ‘The Rat Swallower’.
Please note, we do not issue physical tickets for our events. Please bring with you some form of identification to show the front desk when you arrive.