HARVARD -- A Halloween Magic-Lantern Show will be presented Friday, Oct. 26 in Volunteers Hall at Harvard Public Library.

Travel back in time wit the family-friendly fun of America's only Victorian magic-lantern show. An authentic 18902 visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen -- the kind of show that led to the movies!

Spooktacular Halloween stories like Poe's The Raven, bizarre animated comedy and outrageous songs -- all dramatized on screen b a live showman and singer/pianist.

The audience participates in the fun, creating sounds effects and joining in chants and hilarious sing-alongs like The works crawl in.

For 18 years, The American Magic-Lantern Theater has delighted audiences from Lincoln Center to Singapore. "What a hoot!" says NEED. "You'll be enthralled," says The Family Adventure Guide to Connecticut. But National Public Radio says it best: "It's an incredible experience ... Don't miss them. They're a living national treasure!"

For adults and children over six.

This event is sponsored by Warner Free Lecture, Harvard Friends of the Arts, Bob Hubert and the Center for Digital Imaging at Boston University.