The Texarkana Museums System will present Moonlight & Movies on the Ace of Clubs lawn Friday at 7 p.m. The movie this week is Bonnie and Clyde and it is free to the public.

The Ace of Clubs house will hold this movie in their lawn under their large fans to keep the movie goers cool. They will also offer refreshments for you as well.

For those of you unfamiliar with this classic, here is the official trailer for the movie.

Here is a little plot synopsis from the Internet Movie Database.

Bonnie Parker is bored with life and wants a change. She gets her chance when she meets a charming young drifter by the name of Clyde Barrow. Clyde has dreams of a life of crime that will free him from the hardships of The Depression. The two fall in love and begin a crime spree that extends from Oklahoma to Texas.

They rob small banks with skill and panache, soon becoming minor celebrities known across the country. People are proud to have been held up by Bonnie and Clyde; to their victims, the duo is doing what nobody else has the guts to do. To the law, the two are evil bank robbers who deserve to be gunned down where they stand.

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.

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