The Magic Lantern is an audio-visual production and consulting company in Pittsburgh, PA. We make films. We also build and install interactive kiosks, and immersive 4D theaters. We want to tell your story in interesting ways, using innovative techniques and technologies. We have been in business since 1973 and we want to bring our experience and expertise to your project.

Check out the video below to see some of our recent work.


Our 4D theaters enhance the traditional movie theater experience with a range of immersive effects like scents, vibrating seats, lighting effects, wind, rain and practical mechanical effects. We produce the films and design, install and automate the effects that go with them.


Our interactive modules present information in fun and involving ways. Our modules range from practical interactives involving lights, buttons, sound and circuitry to software-based programs that incorporate animations and video.


We bring our storytelling expertise to corporate clients, delivering engaging internal and commercial videos.


  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • Chemical Manufacturers Association
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Heartwood Institute
  • Homewood Montessori School
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Material Handling Institute
  • McAuley Institute
  • Mel Blount Youth Home
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Energy Office
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Retirement Fund for Religious
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  • Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Warriors of the Lakota
  • Battleship Cove
  • Bushy Run Battlefield
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • Conner Prairie
  • Delaware Natural history Museum
  • Detroit Historical Society
  • Drake Well Museum
  • Elk Country Visitor Center
  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Henry Ford Museum
  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Johnstown Area Historical Association
  • Mahaffie Stage Coach Stop and Farm
  • Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Molly Maguire Auto Tour
  • Museum of Our National Heritage
  • The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  • National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Pennsylvania State Museum
  • Pittsburgh Childrens Museum
  • Rochester Museum
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Consol, Inc.
  • Contraves USA
  • Draeger Safety
  • Duquesne Light Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kvaerner Metals
  • NHK-TV, Japan
  • PNC Bank
  • PPG Industries
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • United States Steel
  • Zippo Manufacturing Company

The Magic Lantern
Film/Video Production • Script Development • 4D Theater Design & Installation •
Computer Interactive Design • Museum Audio-Visual

The Design Center
5001 Baum Blvd. Suite 490
Pittsburgh PA, 15213-1854

Phone: 412.391.4625
E-mail us: info@themagiclantern.com