104 E. Grand Avenue,
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Poncan Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Video Independent Theaters Inc.
Architects: Carl Boller, Robert O. Boller
Firms: Boller Brothers
Functions: Movies, Performing Arts
Styles: Atmospheric, Spanish Colonial
News About This Theater
- Aug 9, 2010 — At 83, Poncan Theatre still a place where memories are made
- Oct 6, 2009 — Photo Shoot at the Poncan Theatre
- Nov 20, 2006 — 1930's cinema artwork
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A front cover of Oklahoma Today Magazine featured a color photograph of the Poncan Theatre during its neon days. An inside article has a nice color image of the atmospheric auditorium. To read the entire srite up click below, and go to 1990s – Vol 41, Number 1, Jan 1991;
To view rare 1930s and 1950s photos of the beautiful Poncan Theatre interior type in word “poncan”, then use search function …
The Poncan was operated by Video Independent Theaters of Oklahoma City in the early sixties.
Terry Fator, World Class Ventriliquist, performed at the Poncan May 6th, 2008 to a sold out house of 800. They got Fire Marshal permission and brought in another 36 seats. It was the first time the Theatre had been sold out in anyones memory.
It was a magical night!
The crowd sure woke up some ghosts that night!
It was louder and more fun than his performance in Dallas that had an audience of 2,000!
Here are some local news articles about the event.
It’s a beautiful theatre, but it breaks my heart that they don’t show movies any more. I used to make the trip from Oklahoma City when I came home for the holidays, just to experience this lovely theatre. It’s a darn shame.
An article about the Poncan on the occasion of celebrating eighty-seven years: View link It now does show movies from time to time.
From 2010 a photo of the Poncan Theatre in Ponca City.
I sorta like the 1985 marquee better,in fact alot better,the new one is too stuffy looking.But thanks for putting it on Don.
Sharp pictures of the Poncan are on this link
Uploaded 1939 night time pic showing “Union Pacific”