Are you looking for a glamorous night out with your date or your friends? Look no further! Join the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Friday, May 17, for an evening hearkening back to the Roaring Twenties, complete with classy cocktails, dinner, live piano music—and a screening of The Great Gatsby.
Enjoy lively piano music with Shaun Balch on the Grand Steinway piano, made possible by a generous donation from the Cody Community concert Association, during a cocktail hour that starts at 6 p.m., followed by a delicious dinner at 7 p.m. in the Center’s Kuyper Dining Pavilion.
Complete the evening by immersing yourself in the classic 1974 movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Sam Waterston as Nick Carraway, Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby, Mia Farrow as Daisy, and Bruce Dern as Tom.
According to the Google listing’s synopsis of the film, Nick Carraway (Waterston) is a young man from the Midwest living modestly among the decadent mansions of 1920s Long Island. He becomes involved in the life of the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Redford), a rich man who throws the most lavish parties on the island. But behind Gatsby’s outgoing demeanor is a lonely man who wants nothing more than to be with his old love, Daisy (Farrow). She is married to the bullheaded Tom (Dern), creating a love triangle that will den in tragedy.
The film won Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Original Score. Karen Black, who played Myrtle Wilson, won a golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. The run time for the film is 2 hours 26 minutes.
Tickets for the Great Gatsby Dinner and Movie event are $40 per person; $38 per person if purchased by May 1. Tickets can be purchased online at centerofthewest.org/gatsby.