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 “This is My Country,” a patriotic magic lantern show (a $33.90 value).
If you think you’ve experienced all the entertainment modern society has to offer, it’s time to take a step back in time to a magic lantern show. Using a Victorian-era triple lantern, a raucously entertaining showman steers the story and embodies a bevy of characters, bringing them to life through voice and antique hand-painted art on glass as he marries technique with music, sing-alongs and sound effects for a 360° audience experience seldom forgotten.
“This is My Country” is a patriotic show that traverses the birth of our nation in true magic lantern form, weaving story, song, art and the mesmerizing effects of the magic lantern together to celebrate America’s history and salute the patriots that paid so much for our independence. Laughter, smiles, suspense and cheers are sure to ensue, so don’t miss this chance to take in a timeless form of amusement made new, a collaboration between the American Magic Lantern Theatre and the Amish Experience.