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Look to the Magic Lantern for those Searchlight movies.

The Lantern is where you will find the great small films that are ignored by the AMCs of the world... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Delightful theatre

This is definitely not your normal theatre. Very intimate viewing rooms. It felt like a mom and pop... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Valrico, Florida
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  • Average5%
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Aug 31, 2018
“Look to the Magic Lantern for those Searchlight movies.”
May 17, 2018
“Delightful theatre”
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25 W Main Ave, Suite 150, Spokane, WA 99201-5090
+1 509-209-2383
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 October 2014

I finally went to The Magic Lantern, why did I wait so long? For years I've heard reviews about some very good movies, "art films" and I knew they'd never be shown at the local Regal. Wait no more, this theater offers them. It is...More

3  Thank Visit2013
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Kooky and takes you way back to some theaters of old. Fun part of town with a shabby-hipster flare. In the Sarnac building (next to a tavern that serves a great hamburger-but no fries). You get to see mostly art-house type films. The entrance is...More

3  Thank mekulisch
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

The Lantern is where you will find the great small films that are ignored by the AMCs of the world. A couple of weeks ago we went there to see RBG the great bio documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The two theaters...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is definitely not your normal theatre. Very intimate viewing rooms. It felt like a mom and pop operation. Truly one of Spokane's highlights

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I like to go to the magic lantern when the normal theaters are not showing specific shows. It's nice to support a local theater.

Thank Rich K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This was our 1st visit to the new location and it was nice to see that folks could bring in adult beverages from the adjoining Saranac. All ages attended and popcorn in big stainless bowls was the de jour for many kids & adults. Seating...More

Thank TomSahl
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I love this theater. The Lantern has been in Spokane for a long time, even though it was closed for awhile and later moved to the current location. They have REAL homemade popcorn in aluminum bowls like you might use at home. Its small and...More

Thank 983kellij
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My husband and I have visited many times and like the price of admission, snacks and the interesting movies. Very eclectic and not your modern theater!

Thank anitae2
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Small theater that shows the movies you won't find in the multi-plexes. The seats don't flip out and back, but the popcorn is better. Check it out!

Thank lindycater
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We loved this experience. Sometimes it can be hard for my spouse to hear the dialogue in a theater. This intimate space was perfect. There are only about 30 seats and they have wine and popcorn etc.

Thank valerievanhorn
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I always enjoy going to the Magic Lantern. It is an old and charming theater in the university district part of the town. They bring good selection independent of movies which are not broadly distributed (even online) and they are less expensive than the regular...More

Thank fugent2017
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Enjoy a cup of tea or large bowl of fresh popcorn while you enjoy a great film.Most films are not the kind shown in the larger theaters.The seat are comfy, the staff friendly. When the show is over head you will find great local brews...More

1  Thank valentinehope
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