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Wings(1927) at the Capitol Theatre / XYZ The Tavern

Wings (1927)

144 min  -  Drama | Romance | War

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Wings is a 1927 silent film about World War I fighter pilots, produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. Wings was the first of two silent films, the other being The Artist at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012, to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wings stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper appears in a role which helped launch his career in Hollywood and also marked the beginning of his affair with Clara Bow.

The film was re-released to Cinemark theaters for a limited run in May 2012.

Wings has been fully restored in honor of Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary. The new restoration preserves not only the 1927 color tinting but also the original music score by John Stepan Zamecnik, who was born in Cleveland in 1872. "Long touted as a classic by cinema historians, and justifying almost every adjectival extravagance." - Time Out Film Guide. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 139 min. Shown in the main auditorium at the Capitol Theatre. Admission $9, Cinematheque members and CIA I.D. holders $7, ages 25 and under $5 (with proof of age). No Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts will be honored.

7:00 MOVIE Meet near the ticket area about 10 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from where tickets are purchased.

DISCUSSION We will meet in the lobby immediately afterward, before heading over for discussion at XYZ The Tavern.

FEE The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.

There is a lot located next to the theatre off of W. 65th St.  Additional parking is available one block south behind Gypsy Bean.  Parking is also available one block east on Detroit. Click here for a parking map of the Gordon Square Arts District.


If this is your first movie with the group, there is no fee to attend.

This group has been successful partly because members have a genuine interest in meeting fellow independent movie goers. We don't always know where to look for you, especially first timers.  Consider posting your picture and printing out the pictures of the attendees to help find everyone easier.

We have multiple meeting places:

  • Entrance door to the movie in the theater hallway 5-10 minutes before the movie starts
  • By the entrance door or ticket office after the movie
  • Reserved table at the tavern under the name "Movie Group"

We don't always sit together in the movie theater but if you see a bunch of people talking about good movies they have seen, it is probably us. Please join in. We are always happy to get new people involved.

In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.

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  • Nancy R.

    Oh! Did I really enjoy the film.

    June 1, 2012

  • Alan

    Incredible movie with loads of special effects that had one in awe -

    June 1, 2012

  • Vivian

    Wow. I went not knowing what to expect. I generally don't like war movies but thought this was too unique to pass up. Daredevil aerial dog fights with no special effects (except for some color added for fire), reconnaissance balloons really exploding while Germans parachuted in an effort to escape, and of course, a love story. This film is amazing. The orchestral score and special sound effects have been redone and provide an experience you will never get on DVD unless you have a home theater. Some of this movie was shot from the air. The lead actors did some of their own flying. And Clara Bow was naked. Who knew this could all happen in 1927. Definitely glad I decided to go.

    June 1, 2012

  • Mike W.

    A highly enjoyable film! The aeronautical scenes were eye popping!

    June 1, 2012

  • Vivian

    Jim - I might join you at gypsy bean if I decide not to go home first.

    May 31, 2012

  • Mike W.

    They don't have wings but the best chicken and wafflescive ever had!

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jim, I believe XYZ Tavern has Red Bull. We could even drink it until a black and white comes and we're given the right to remain silent.

    May 31, 2012

  • Jims

    I may go to the Gypsy Coffee Bean place around 6 or so ahead of time for a quick bite to eat

    May 30, 2012

  • Jims

    Does the XYZ tavern serve "Wings"?

    May 30, 2012

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