Meet Me in St. Louis at Cultureplex

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Meet Me in St. Louis at Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester 25 December 2019 Tickets from £8 — Book now

“Wasn’t I lucky to be born in my favourite city?” asks Margaret O’Brien’s Tootie early on in Vincente Minnelli’s Technicolor masterpiece Meet Me in St. Louis. Judy Garland stars as a young woman whose family are threatening to leave her beloved hometown just as she’s fallen in love with the boy next door. Exquisitely made by one of the masters of the genre, this is one of those musicals where you’ll probably know every song going in — even if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the film before. Filmed in 1944 and set just before the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the film manages to be an alternatively joyous and pensive examination of a small world that’s about to get much bigger.

Cultureplex screen Minnelli’s rich and reflective work this Christmas safe in the knowledge that Garland’s soulfully melancholy rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is about as heart-bustingly festive as the movies get.

Meet Me in St. Louis at Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester 25 December 2019 Tickets from £8 Book now

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Brownsfield Mill

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ABode Manchester
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Hotel
ABode Manchester

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Hotel
Malmaison Manchester

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Dakota Manchester

Dakota is a luxury hotel near to Piccadilly Station, featuring the largest suite in Manchester, a Champagne Room and Cigar Garden.

Dakota
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Restaurant
Dakota Bar & Grill Manchester

Great-looking brasserie based in the luxury Dakota Hotel on Manchester’s Ducie Street, now featuring a retractable terrace to handle all types of Manchester weather.

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Music venue
Store Street

Considered the spiritual home of The Warehouse Project, Store Street first hosted the Manchester club series back in 2007.

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