Magic Lantern Films


Magic Lantern Films takes its name from the old Magic Lantern Theater, now called the Isla Vista Theater. In the 1970s, the Magic Lantern was an art house that screened classic, independent, and foreign films. The new Magic Lantern picks up where the old one left off by screening critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in college markets, Magic Lantern Films is the most successful film program of its kind in California. Films screen every Friday night (two showings) and Monday night (one showing) at 7 and 10 pm for just $4 at the IV Theater!

For more information contact DJ Palladino,

Magic Lantern Films’ Spring 2016 Movies:

4/1 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (in Campbell Hall)

4/4 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

4/8 & 4/11 – Revenant

4/15 & 4/17 – Hateful Eight

4/22 – Game of Thrones Season 5 Marathon at 6pm

4/25 – Magic Lantern Birthday Party! (World of Tomorrow at 7pm and 2001: A Space Odyssey at 8:30pm, Admission is FREE)

4/29 & 5/2 – Deadpool

5/6 – Lord of the Rings Marathon (7pm to 7am)

5/9 – Hail Caesar

5/13  – Triple Horror Night! (The Witch at 7pm, 10 Cloverfield Lane at 10pm, Rocky Horror at Midnight)

5/20 & 5/23 – Zootopia

5/27 – Reel Loud Film Festival

6/3 – Student Film