Poncan Theatre

104 E. Grand Avenue,
Ponca City, OK 74602

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Previously operated by: Video Independent Theaters Inc.

Architects: Carl Boller, Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Movies, Performing Arts

Styles: Atmospheric, Spanish Colonial

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 580.765.0943
Manager: 580.765.0943

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Poncan Theatre
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Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

seymourcox on January 31, 2007 at 11:01 am

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;
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seymourcox on August 26, 2007 at 11:48 pm

To view rare 1930s and 1950s photos of the beautiful Poncan Theatre interior type in word “poncan”, then use search function …
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kencmcintyre on August 30, 2007 at 3:07 am

The Poncan was operated by Video Independent Theaters of Oklahoma City in the early sixties.

danwwbo2001 on May 26, 2008 at 6:11 pm

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.
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skyvue on December 22, 2008 at 5:23 pm

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.

CSWalczak on August 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm

An article about the Poncan on the occasion of celebrating eighty-seven years: View link It now does show movies from time to time.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 10, 2010 at 5:13 am

From 2010 a photo of the Poncan Theatre in Ponca City.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 20, 2010 at 3:56 am

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.

missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Sharp pictures of the Poncan are on this link

Cimarron on May 14, 2014 at 2:43 am

Uploaded 1939 night time pic showing “Union Pacific”

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