6:00pm - 8:10pm at The Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts. Level 2, Mitchell Theatre

FREE - Everyone Welcome


Meet Me in St Louis is an exuberant musical starring Judy Garland as Esther Smith, a 17 year old who has just fallen in love with John, the new boy next door.

When Mr Smith announces that he has received a promotion and they moving to New York, his family is upset and unhappy at the thought of leaving St Louis and missing the 1904 St Louis World Fair.

A number of hit songs came from this film, including Judy‘s jubilant rendition of The Trolley Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas which has become a Christmas standard.

Director Vincent Minnelli embraced the new process off Technicolor, using the dazzling brightness of its colours to its fullest to create the now well known MGM musical look.

The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Program Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.