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Chauncey -Theater 1
Monday, Sep 18, 2023 6:30 PM
Judy Garland’s quirky family prepares for the 1904 World’s Fair by riding trollies and smashing snowmen to the strains of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Vincente Minnelli’s wartime film balances yesteryear nostalgia with bristly humor.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $11.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $8.85
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $8.85
General Admission Student - $8.85

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Presented by Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

All screenings are accompanied by a FilmScene 101 lecture by University of Iowa professor in the departments of Music and Cinematic Arts, Nathan Platte.

"The technicolor musical to put all technicolor musicals to shame."—Jack Karr, Toronto Star

"A picture whose principal appeal hinges on a store of wonderful youthful memories which you probably thought you had forgotten."—Patricia Simmons, Washington Star

"Nostalgic, colorful, alive and human."—M. Oakley Christoph, Hartford Courant

The well-off Smith family leads a comfortable, happy existence in St. Louis, a city set to welcome the 1904 World’s Fair. Seventeen-year-old Esther Smith has fallen in love with the boy who has just moved next door, though he hardly notices her at first. When Mr. Alonzo Smith announces that he has been transferred to New York for business and that his family must follow him, Esther and her siblings are distraught at the thought of leaving St. Louis, their lives and the World’s Fair behind.

Series Info
Series:FilmScene 101: Movie Musicals
Film Info
Director:Vincente Minnelli
Featuring:Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor
Runtime:113 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:1944
Production Country:USA