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Sunday, September 18, 2011
PAST: KIDS: FILM: "Victorian Halloween Magic-Lantern Show" at the National Gallery of Art this SAT, Oct 22nd,10:30am & SUN, Oct 23rd,11:30am, Free
Travel back in time with Terry Borton, lead showman of the American Magic-Lantern Theater, for an authentic 1890s-style big-screen extravaganza. The magic-latern show is the direct ancestor of the movies, predating silent films. Sildes illustrate stories and songs, and a live showman and musician provide the soundtrack. This show will include such Victorian-era spooky stories as The Spector Pig, as well as sing-alongs such as "The Worms Crawl In."
Pictured: Terry Borton, The American Magic-Lantern Theater