Harnessing unique 19th century entertainment mechanics that harken back to a time before Netflix on smartphones and blockbusters on IMAX screens, magic lantern shows recreate stories that easily enthrall audiences from start to finish. Refresh your idea of conventional entertainment with this offer at Plain & Fancy's Theatre, and enjoy admission for 2 for $16 to “A Christmas Journey” a Christmas magic lantern show (a $33.90 value).
Before there were movies, there was The Magic Lantern! Using a stunning antique Magic Lantern builtin 1890 and gorgeous hand painted glass slides from the mid-1800’s an entertaining performer, known as a “Showman”, steers the production as he portrays characters and narrates stories of Christmas from a time gone by. Mixing music, comedy and drama along with special slides and effects, the Magic Lantern Show will enthrall young and old from “1 to 92”!
You’ll step back in time and become part of a Victorian family’s traditional Christmas Eve celebration. You’ll be as excited as the family as Grandpa reads stories from his book and brings them alive with the Magic Lantern. Toys will spring to life, a runaway snowball will make you laugh and you’ll experience the classic “A Christmas Carol” like never before just to name a few of the stories.
The Theater at Plain and Fancy Farm is in the Amish Experience building on the farm property. The Amish Experience has been the definitive interpretive location for guided tours of the Amish Farmlands and tours of Lancaster County for over 50 years. They also have an officially designated “Heritage Site” Amish House & One-Room School as well as the Theater where not only do they put on the critically acclaimed Magic Lantern Shows but also the amazing production of “Jacob’s Choice”, an original production that combines special effects with the heartwarming story of an Amish boy named Jacob.