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Great Place in Spokane to See an Indie Film

I'm a big fan of Indie films so I am usually at this small theater to see a film at least every... read more

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Rich G
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
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25 W Main Ave, Suite 150, Spokane, WA 99201-5090
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm a big fan of Indie films so I am usually at this small theater to see a film at least every other month. Less expensive than going to one of the mainstream movie theaters as well as the theater has a throwback enviance to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rich G
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GEGTraveler
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jvanluven1955
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TSNW52
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank anitae2
Reviewed 18 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!

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank fugent2017
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