At 83, Poncan Theatre still a place where memories are made
PONCA CITY, OK — Since 1927, the Boller Brothers' Poncan Theatre been the jewel of Ponca City; it is still a place where films are still shown as well as serving as a venue for theater and other live performances, reflecting its early history as both a movie and vaudeville house. This article at NewsOK includes some memories and a short video.
More than 80 years later, northern Oklahoma residents still point to this historic downtown beacon with a pride that borders on reverence. It’s a place that holds special memories for generations of people who have enjoyed its many offerings.
The theater fell into a period of disuse in the 1980s but reopened following a costly renovation. In 1985, the Poncan was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the theater also serves as the home of Team Radio, a station that plays country music, classic hits and sports programs.