- WHAT: Celebrating 75 years, Meet Me in St. Louis, the movie that introduced audiences to the now-perennial holiday classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” returns to movie theaters for two days only – December 8 and 11 – as the 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics series draws to a spectacular close. (But movie fans needn’t worry: The details of 2020’s series will be announced very soon.)
Screen legend Judy Garland stars in the nostalgic turn-of-the-20th-century story of the joys, dramas, lives and loves of the Smith family during one memorable year. Garland is the second-eldest daughter, Esther, and Margaret O’Brien is her youngest sister, Tootie. Their world is changing in ways both big and small as each season brings warm memories – as well as opportunities to sing such timeless favorites as “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door” and the title tune.
Director Vincente Minnelli creates a film both elaborate and intimate, with meticulously crafted sets, splendid costumes, and, of course, performances that have become indelible parts of movie history. In fact, O’Brien was named “Outstanding Child Actress of 1944,” in part for her role, and received a special Oscar®. This 75th anniversary of Meet Me in St. Louis will be accompanied by pre- and post-film commentary from TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.
- WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros.
- WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (local time)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
- WHERE: Tickets for Meet Me in St. Louis can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).