Victorian lantern show at Lynn cinema club meeting

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Lynn Community Cinema Club always aims to offer its members a varied menu of extra events and next Friday, June 10, is no exception.

There will be a chance to travel back in time to experience one of the earlier forms of moving image with a Magic Lantern Evening from 7.30-8.45pm in the Great Hall at Thoresby College.

In the Victorian period, the magic lantern was the principal form of public projected entertainment until the invention of film in the 1890s brought us the cinema much in the form we know it today.

Even though magic lantern slides could only be made of glass, great efforts were made to get the pictures to move.

Using a double lantern, Peter Stibbons will show local and nationally produced slides to illustrate what a Victorian lantern show was like, and then project early attempts to put moving pictures onto the screen.

Peter is well-known for his absorbing shows, you can find more information about magic lanterns on the website.

This event is free to film club members but non-members are welcome to come along on payment of a £3 fee.

You should e-mail the club first to book your place on as this is proving to be a popular event and places are limited. For more information go to