Step back in time with McFaddin-Ward’s Movies by the Decade series

Kara Timberlake, McFaddin-Ward House

Kara Timberlake, McFaddin-Ward Residence

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Obtain on the McFaddin-Ward Household garden a few evenings this summer months for Films by the Decade, a no cost summer series showcasing movies of yesteryear.
Attendees are inspired to convey blankets, chairs, food items, and drink as they meet on the historic home’s lawn and journey back again in time. A food stuff truck will also be on-site for each and every movie night. Gates will open up at 7:30 p.m., and the movies will commence at dusk.
The first movie night time will be tonight featuring the Frank Capra movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” with Boss Burger on-site for attendees to invest in meals. Considered to be just one of the finest films of all time, the 1939 comedy-drama movie stars James Stewart and Jean Arthur. Newly appointed to the U.S. Senate, the idealistic Jefferson Smith fights from a corrupt political system in this heartwarming movie.
The 1940s movie, “Citizen Kane,” will be the next movie of the series, demonstrated on July 7 with Mabel’s on-premises for friends to purchase sweet treats. A 1941 American drama film, starring and directed by Orson Welles, “Citizen Kane” is an enduring masterpiece that examines the daily life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, a fictional composite character primarily based on serious-existence American media barons.
Musical enthusiasts rejoice — the closing motion picture evening of the series will be on July 21, featuring the 1950s movie “Singin’ in the Rain.” A&A Meals Co. will be existing for movie-goers to acquire foods. The 1952 musical intimate comedy movie starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds depicts the journey of a few stars transitioning from silent films to “talkies.” Typically regarded as the greatest musical film ever manufactured, this lighthearted motion picture is ideal for the family members.
In situation of inclement temperature, the evening’s motion picture screening will be cancelled. 
Crafted in 1905-1906 in the unique Beaux-Arts Colonial type, the McFaddin-Ward Home displays the way of living of the distinguished family members which lived in the residence for 75 several years. The museum, situated at 1906 McFaddin Avenue in Beaumont, options docent-led tours of the home, calendar year-round functions, a carriage residence and gardens.

Kara Timberlake is Communications/Advertising Manager at the McFaddin-Ward Dwelling Museum
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