Texas Focus: Wings (1927) - With live score by Graham Reynolds


February 14, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy a 1920s night with your Valentine at the Bullock Museum!

Join us for an exclusive screening of Wings, shot in Texas and the first film ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. Featuring "It Girl" Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, and Buddy Rogers, this iconic silent film will be accompanied by a live score performed by award-winning Austin composer Graham Reynolds in the Bullock IMAX Theatre.

Dress to impress in your roaring 1920s best and grab a drink from the cash bar during the Bullock's Speakeasy Reception. 

Event Details

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and live score of the Texas-shot film, Wings, as part of the Bullock's Texas Focus film series. This event will take place in the Bullock IMAX Theatre.

  • Included with your ticket is a 6:00 p.m. Speakeasy Reception with a cash bar. Don't worry, no secret password needed!
  • Film screening from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in the IMAX Theatre with live score from Graham Reynolds and accompaniment.

Bullock and Paramount Theater members will receive:

  • Priority seating
  • Member discounted ticket price
  • Information on becoming a Bullock Member can be found here.

Please note: This presentation will be non-IMAX content.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Film Details

Rating: PG-13
Starring: Clara BowCharles 'Buddy' RogersGary CooperRichard Arlen
Director: William Wellman
Writers: John Monk Saunders, Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton
Runtime: 144 min.
Genre: Action, Romance, War
Release year: 1927

About the Film

With World War I afoot, David Armstrong and Jack Powell join the military with an eye toward flying American fighter planes. They leave behind Mary Preston, a local girl who's in love with David but committed to Jack. Dispatched to France as newly minted pilots, the men take to the skies in one of the war's climactic air battles, and as frantic Mary longs for the safe return of both men, one pays the ultimate price for his bravery.

About the Composer

Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin. (Learn more.)

About the Score

This score was originally commissioned by and performed at the Paramount Theatre on January 26, 2002.

About the IMAX® Theatre and Tickets

The $65 ticked price includes the standard $5 (Texas Focus) ticket fee as well as a $60 fee to support the band and reception.

The Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre is the first and only Laser IMAX theater in Texas and features enhanced 12-channel immersive audio and luxury seating. Enjoy concessions such as specialty popcorn, assorted candies, and beverages, including sodas, bottled water, and juices.

Learn about ticket prices, refund policies, and parking (free after 5 pm).

Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.