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Next Meeting:
Sunday, May 19, 2pm

at The Screening Room (Enter near Macy’s at Boulevard Mall)

Program: Duane Laflin lecture

Time:  Doors open 1:30pm, Lecture 2:00pm
Location: The Screening Room (880 Alberta Dr, Amherst, NY) – enter outside of mall next to Macy’s
Illusionist Duane Laflin is a master at creating entertaining magical experiences. His upbeat presentation of amazing illusions has taken him to five continents, eighteen countries, and forty-seven of the fifty states. His specialty is sensational, family-friendly entertainment!

Duane Laflin’s performing credits are many. In Mexico City, he received the Illusionist award. In Singapore, he was honored as a Star Of Magic. In South Africa, he was a guest instructor at the Siegfried & Roy College Of Magic. The Magic Circle, out of London, England, granted Duane the status of Member Of The Inner Magic Circle With Gold Star, which is the highest rank a performing magician can receive.  

For three years, Laflin starred in the Magic Beyond Belief show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. From there, he moved on to establish his own highly successful and five-star rated Grand Magic Theater near the Mount Rushmore monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota. After seven years in South Dakota, Duane and his wife Mary relocated their Grand Magic Theater to the town of Colon, Michigan, which is known as the “Magic Capital Of The World.”

As a “magician’s magician,” Duane has lectured and performed at most of the magic conventions in America and many overseas, including Blackpool, the largest gathering of magicians. He is also the author of many books for magicians and the producer of numerous teaching videos.

Duane and his wife Mary are now in the retirement stage of their career and are residents of Branson, Missouri, where Duane occasionally does magic shows, consults with magicians who have theaters in town, and Duane also sings in a music show four times a week.
Please join us for this SPECIAL lecture on Sunday May 19!

As a reminder of our meeting location:

The Screening Room Cinema, 880 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226

The Screening Room entrance is on the Alberta Dr. side of the Boulevard Mall. You drive in the mall parking lot from Alberta Dr, and the Screening room is between JC Penney and Macy’s. You cannot enter the Screening room from inside the mall.