Gordon Square Hosts a Christmas Garland (on Film)

Wed 12/13 @ 6PM

Meet Me in St. Louis isn’t considered a canonical Christmas movie, but part of the plot impinges on the season, and it introduced a Christmas standard.

Fans of Judy Garland say she never glowed as much onscreen as when she made the 1944 musical classic (falling in love with director Vincent Minelli often given as the reason). She plays a daughter in a 1903 family in St. Louis, who contemplates having to move the household to New York City where the father has a job offer.

It’s lush, emotional and dripping with nostalgic Americana and the debut of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The tune’s original lyrics were held to be incredibly depressing, so the producer mandated they be changed to the sweetly sentimental version known today.

Cleveland Cinemas is showing Meet Me in St. Louis as a “Happy Hour” special, beginning with an after-work 6pm cocktail party, featuring drink specials. The movie starts at 7pm. and dripping with nostalgic Americana and the debut of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The tune’s original lyrics were held to be incredibly depressing, so the producer mandated they be changed to the sweetly sentimental version known today.

Admission is $10.

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[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]

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