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

Rail Simulators

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

Phone: 412.391.4625
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At The Magic Lantern we never sit still. We started making movies in the days of film and Moviolas, lived through the days of analog, and now we have the power of digital video production. Today we use computers to produce not just movies, but memorable interactive exhibits. However, we've never forgotten how to make a good movie, Indeed, we use our filmmaking skills to make our new offerings of Rail Simulators and 4D-Theaters better. Ever changing, ever ready and ever looking for our next challenge we are ready for yours.


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 through touchscreens..


Using ingenuity and our know how from film making and electronics, we are able to make train and trolley simulators without having to program a massive computer program. Instead you will get simulators that use the actual controls of the vehicle while being cost effective. Who knows, maybe a cow will show up on the tracks too.


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