The Magic Lantern Film Society was started in the Spring of 1982 by Cameron History Professor Mark Stegmaier, and English/Foreign Language Professor Marilyn Beaney. The Magic Lantern Film Society is in its thirty-ninth season at Cameron University. The first showing featured two 16 mm films.

1985 Yearbook Photograph

Origin of the Name

The Magic Lantern Film Society was named after a theater called the Magic Lantern that was located in Santa Barbara, California. The magic lantern was also a name given to early projection equipment.

Officers and Faculty Advisors

President - Alisa M. Malawey

Vice-president - Michael A. Inman

Secretary - Lea Killian

Treasurer - Shelbey Boswell

SGA Representative - Aja Montgomery

Faculty Advisor - Professor John Morris