Holiday Matinee: Meet Me in St. Louis!

Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 17th – Friday, Dec. 20th

1:00pm Daily

$5 General Admission

(1944. USA 1hr, 53min. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. G)

The plot hinges on the possibility that Alonzo Smith (Leon Ames), the family’s banker father, might uproot the Smiths to New York, scuttling his daughter Esther (Judy Garland)’s romance with boy-next-door John Truett (Tom Drake) and causing similar emotional trauma for the rest of the household. The cast includes Mary Astor as Ames’ wife, Lucille Bremer as another Ames daughter, Marjorie Main as the housekeeper and 6-year-old Margaret O’Brien as the youngest daughter, “Tootie” (for s=which she won a special Oscar the following year. The songs are a heady combination of period tunes and newly minted numbers by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, the best of which are The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. With Chill Wills and June Lockhart.

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