The Magic Lantern Film Society Starts New Season

The Magic Lantern Film Society is returning to Derry audiences on Thursday 3rd December at the Nerve Centre on Magazine Street. The society will be showing the hit feature Coco Before Chanel. There will be a wine reception beforehand with the screening at 7pm sharp.

The Magic Lantern Film Society was born in 2007 from a desire to bring a traditional atmosphere to the cinema in Derry. From the beginning it has aimed to offer local audiences a break from the norm and show films that would only otherwise be shown in places like Belfast, Dublin or London.

Magic Lantern initially found a home at the old Orchard Cinema, part of St. Columb’s Hall, where the Playhouse Theatre had relocated while their premises on Artillery Street were being renovated.

During this time The Magic Lantern attracted a steady following and developed a reputation for showing films that were out of the ordinary. Many of the films shown by Magic Lantern were not only shown in Derry for the first time, but also Northern Ireland, these included: Sicko, The Edge of Heaven, Bread and Tulips, The Family Friend, The Pope’s Toilet, Persepolis and Caramel.

The Magic Lantern Film Society now looks to a bright new future in its new home of the Nerve Centre where it can continue to show its own unique brand of cinema.

All details of membership and screenings can be found at, or by telephoning 07821130533. Alternatively, you can become part of the Magic Lantern group on Facebook.