‘Wings’ screening to benefit Wilton Theatre

The epic 1927 film “Wings” will be shown at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. as a fundraiser to support the theater’s ongoing conversion to digital projection.

The screening will feature live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based composer who specializes in creating live music for silent film presentations.

Rapsis will create a score for “Wings” on the spot, making up the music as the movie unfolds to enhance the action on the screen as well respond to audience reactions. He will perform the music on a digital synthesizer, which is capable of producing a wide range of theater organ and orchestral textures.

Admission for this benefit screening is $20 per person, with all proceeds going to the Theatre’s digital conversion fund.

The Theatre has currently raised about $18,000 for the effort. However, the total needed to complete the conversion totals about $150,000. Donations can be made to “Town Hall Theatre Digital Conversion Fund” at TD Bank, P.O. Box 150, Wilton 03086.

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