Wed, Oct 25|
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
LABC Presents: Magic Lantern Halloween Marvels with LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT!
Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.
Time & Location
Oct 25, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
About the event
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: Put on your favorite costume and come celebrate Halloween with the LA Breakfast Club! You’ll experience the spooky stylings of Matt Schnittker’s Magic Lantern (accompanied by live music!), travel back in time with his 19th century version of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” and enjoy tricks and treats - with a side of ham and eggs!
ABOUT MAGIC LANTERN SHOWS: Before there were movies, the world was awed and amazed by the marvelous Magic Lantern. Invented in 1659 by the Dutch physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens, the Magic Lantern enthralled young and old for nearly 250 years. But it was slowly phased out in the early 20th century due to motion pictures, and so it’s rare to see a Magic Lantern show today. It's a bit of comedy, a bit of scary, and a wonderful good time as original hand-painted images from the 1800's flash, twirl, and move before your eyes. Don't miss this opportunity to see the marvels of the Magic Lantern!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Matt Schnittker is a Technologist, Magic Lanternist, and Tintype Photographer. He has spent the last 25 years in the entertainment industry where he's been involved in many well-known animated films. His background in animation software and process combined with an interest in 1800's photography inspired a journey to re-create the animated Magic Lantern performances of the 19th century. Matt is a member of the Visual Effects Society and is a board member of the Magic Lantern Society of the US and Canada.
ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.
TICKETS: Sales on labreakfastclub.com close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.
Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 98-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!
Note: Membership discounts are a benefit for members current with their dues. If you would like to apply to become a member, click here for more information.
HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.