Meet Me in St. Louis


  • 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 16, 2012


  • The Tower Theatre
  • 815 E Olive Ave
  • Fresno, CA 93728


This 1944 musical romance stars Judy Garland. The movie, set in the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, tells the story of the four well-to-do Smith daughters, who learn lessons of life and love as they reluctantly prepare for a move to New York with their parents. Garland plays 17-year-old Esther, who falls in love with the boy next door. She debuted the standards “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which both became international hit songs after the film’s release. Co-starring Mary Astor, Tom Drake, Lucille Bremer, Marjorie Main, and child actor Margaret O’Brien, who won a Juvenile Oscar in her role as “Tootie,” the youngest sister. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.