Bickle Theatre Originals series continues at the Sid

Meet Me In St. Louis, Feb. 15 at the Sid

Meet Me In St. Louis movie poster

Centennial celebrations for the City of Courtenay’s 100th birthday continue on Feb. 15 at the Sid Williams Theatre, with the second classic film in the Bickle Theatre Originals series, a tribute to the theatre’s beginnings as a cinema when it first opened as the Bickle Theatre back in 1935.

Judy Garland stars in Vincente Minnelli’s classic musical Meet Me In St. Louis, a film following the middle-class Smith family in the lead-up to the 1904 World’s Fair hosted in St Louis. Esther (Garland), the second eldest daughter of Alonzo (Leon Ames) and Anna Smith (Mary Astor), falls for her new next door neighbour, John Truitt (Tom Drake), and initially has difficulty winning his affections.

When their romance begins to blossom, however, Esther learns that Alonzo’s employer is transferring him to New York where he plans to move the family. It soon becomes clear how much the move will affect his four daughters and son, Lon Jr. (Hank Daniels), and, what’s more, it means they will miss the World’s Fair.

The film includes the songs Meet Me in St. Louis, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and The Trolley Song. One of the greatest musicals ever made, Meet Me In St. Louis was released in 1944.

Admission is by donation. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m.

The audience is encouraged to dress up for the evening in 1940s attire or in the early 1900s period of the film.

There will be a door prize for two tickets plus transportation to see Stars On Ice in Victoria on May 19,  courtesy of Courtenay Recreation and the Evergreen Club.

For more info visit www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.

 

Just Posted

People’s Party of Canada plan to have a candidate in the North Island-Powell River riding

Elections Canada formally recognized the North Island—Powell River PPC Association

North Island College showcases web programming and design talent

North Island College’s Interactive Media Grad Show will feature the best work… Continue reading

Union Bay elects two new trustees

Paul Healey and Hein Vandenberg will join the Union Bay Improvement District board

Painted pinkies mark World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week runs April 24-30

Looking for crafters for the Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair in Courtenay

Calling all youth crafters and entrepreneurs! The Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair… Continue reading

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

BC Ferries faced with heavy traffic on Easter Monday

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Vancouver Island-based company provides glass alternatives to plastic straws

Enviro Glass Straws now producing more than 60,000 staws each year

Ex-mayor of northern village claims its drivers are overpaying ICBC $1,800 a year

Darcy Repen says data shows Telkwa households are being ripped off for car insurance

Deadly synthetic drug found in Kamloops that puts users in ‘zombielike’ state

Interior Health warning says substance causes ‘speedy, trippy-like symptoms’ and hallucinations

Photographer rescued in Courtenay Estuary

Responders use kayak to save man, equipment

Trudeau to be portrayed on ‘Simpsons’ episode

Toronto journalist who’s posted videos of himself doing impressions of the PM voiced him for the show

Elizabeth May’s wedding dress a ‘walk through a garden’ on Earth Day

Green Party leader set to get married in Victoria

Most Read