Hollycombe: Steam in the Country

Magic Lantern Shows

5th - 6th May 2019

Step back in time to Victorian times when the highlight of family entertainment was the Magic Lantern Show!

The Hollycombe Bioscope – the earliest form of travelling cinema – will be running special Magic Lantern Shows on both afternoons. We’re encouraging families to take a change from the multiplex, to forget 3D and surround sound and to immerse themselves in a truly Victorian experience. It’s not difficult to imagine the sense of wonder the Victorians would have felt when they saw hand painted images projected for the first time. The Magic Lantern Shows will be accompanied by music and song, some especially written for the occasion.