This August, beat the mid-day heat with Sippican Historical Society’s Musical Matinees. On Wednesday, August 6, the series opens with the 1944 film, Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli. The film, set in 1903 St. Louis, follows the four beautiful, well-off Smith family daughters as they learn lessons of life and love, while reluctantly preparing for a move to New York. Starring Judy Garland, Lucille Bremer, Joan Carroll and Margaret O’Brien as the Smith girls, the film features many memorable songs, including The Boy Next Door, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and The Trolley Song, and is a nostalgic favorite.
Musical Matinees (which will also include Singin’ in the Rain on Thursday, August 14; On the Town on Tuesday, August 19; and An American in Paris on Thursday, August 28) will be held in the Front Room of the Marion Music Hall, and will begin at 11:00 am. The films are offered free to the public, with no registration required. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and beverage to enjoy during the film.