Magic Lantern Shows

The Amish Experience continues to host The Magic Lantern Show for the only full-time Magic Lantern Theater in the world!

Travel back over 100 years to a time “before the movies,” when the spellbinding drama and humor of the Showman and the spectacular projected images from his “Magic Lantern Show” dazzled audiences across America.

The stunning brass triple-lantern, glorious hand-painted illustrations, a giant screen, the Showman’s legendary story-telling skills, rousing music and sing-alongs, dazzling 19th century “special effects” — all combine to create this unique entertainment of the Victorian age

The Magic Lantern Show offers four shows to choose from:

  1. This is My Country – a patriotic show running in June and July.
  2. The Underground Railroad – running in July and August.
  3. The Theater of Fear – a Halloween show running in October.
  4. A Christmas Journey – a Victorian Christmas show running in November and December.

More information at Magic Lantern Shows