Moonlight and Movies Friday
The Texarkana Museums System will present Moonlight & Movies on the Ace of Clubs lawn Friday at 7:30 p.m. The movie this week is Casablanca and it is free to the public.
For those of you not familiar with this classic movie here is one of the most iconic scenes.
Here is a little plot synopsis from the Internet movie database.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
The Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House is at 420 Pine Street on the Texas side. Built in 1885 by a native Tennessean, James Harris Draughon, its shape mimics the playing card form. It is an Italianate Victorian two-story brick home with a rectangular wing and three octagonal wings. A 20-foot tower and a spiral staircase add to the home’s uniqueness. Legend has it that the house’s shape commemorates the winning card in a game that helped Draughon fund his ventures. The home’s second owner, William Lowndes Whitaker, Sr., resided there from 1887-94 when attorney Henry Moore, Sr. purchased it. A kitchen wing and bathroom were added in the early 1900s. When Henry Moore, Jr. married Olivia Smith of Tyler, Texas, in 1920, they took up residence in the home. The younger Moore died in 1942, but his widow continued to live in the house until her death in 1985.