Redwood City Improvement Association’s Magic Lantern 3-D Show Series Returns, Tuesday, May 1

-Light shows created by world-renowned artist, Bart Kresa, return to Downtown Redwood City this Spring to play favorite 3-D video mapping display designs-

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (April 24, 2018) – The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA), a non-profit community benefit district that works to enhance the Downtown Redwood City experience, announces the return of the Magic Lantern 3-D Show starting on Tuesday, May 1. The Magic Lantern 3-D Show is a weekly 3-D video mapping light show designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, that was originally launched in 2015. Starting in May, the RCIA will be cycling through some of Redwood City’s favorite Magic Lantern 3-D Shows every Tuesday. The Magic Lantern 3-D Show projects onto the San Mateo County History Museum for a free 15-minute show. In addition, the RCIA will be displaying additional pop-up screen savers on the San Mateo County History Museum throughout the spring with varying images that residents and visitors can catch on any given day.


“The Magic Lantern 3-D Show is exciting for all ages, which makes it the perfect event to enhance the Downtown experience and give residents and visitors a fun outdoor gathering to look forward to each week,” said Stacey Wagner, Redwood City Improvement Association’s president. “The Magic Lantern 3- D Shows will play throughout November, so residents have a chance to come see all the shows from the very beginning! This year, we are also introducing pop-up screen saver images as an exciting way to attract and engage people in the Downtown area. Don’t be surprised to see spontaneous falling baseballs or blooming flowers projected onto the San Mateo County History Museum!”

The Magic Lantern 3-D Show will cover the San Mateo County History Museum with a plethora of colorful lights—taking viewers through a journey of all of the best shows. The shows include: RWC 150, featuring a mysterious time traveling robot honoring Redwood City’s history; Sea-ing is Believing, a water-inspired light show featuring ocean creatures; The Springtime Show, featuring scenes from St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Cinco de May and Giants Opening Day; and ‘Dia de Los Muertos’, a Halloween- inspired show. The additional RCIA screen savers will pop up spontaneously for residents and passersby to enjoy. Recent screen saver pop ups consisted of raining shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day and rolling Easter eggs during Easter weekend.


Magic Lantern 3-D Show Times 

Tuesday, May 1 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 8 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 15 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 22 – No Show
Tuesday, May 29 – 8:30pm
Saturday, June 5 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, June 12 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, June 19 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, June 26 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 3 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 10 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 17 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 24 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 31 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, August 7 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, August 14 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, August 21 – 8:30pm
Tuesday, August 28 – 8:30pm


*Shows continue every Tuesday until November 20. Shows may be cancelled unexpectedly due to weather. Start times will also vary as the sunsets into Fall.
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