Poncan Theatre

Poncan Theatre 104 E Grand Ave
Ponca City, OK 74601

Phone: 580-765-0943
Fax: 580-762-0328
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The ornate interior, elaborate ceilings and stained glass of the historic Poncan Theatre recall the luxury of this circa 1927 Vaudeville house and movie palace. The Poncan has been carefully revitalized, maintaining much of its original grandeur so future generations can enjoy the architectural and historical significance of the building. It is on the National Register of Historic Buildings and is the one of the interests of downtown Ponca City, which is also registered as a National Historic District. 

The Poncan is one of the few remaining examples of the "atmospheric" theater ...

The ornate interior, elaborate ceilings and stained glass of the historic Poncan Theatre recall the luxury of this circa 1927 Vaudeville house and movie palace. The Poncan has been carefully revitalized, maintaining much of its original grandeur so future generations can enjoy the architectural and historical significance of the building. It is on the National Register of Historic Buildings and is the one of the interests of downtown Ponca City, which is also registered as a National Historic District. 

The Poncan is one of the few remaining examples of the "atmospheric" theater design.  The original designers wanted visitors to feel as though they were transported to an elegant villa on the Bay of Naples as soon as they stepped foot into the building.  During restoration, one of the world's largest collections of hand-painted lobby art was discovered. This unique treasure trove of historical original movie posters, from films of 1931-1937, is very rare.  These works have been cleaned and framed for visitors to enjoy. 

Visitors can take a tour of the theatre to learn more about the architecture and rich history of the Poncan and those who performed there, as well as view the rare gems in the lobby art collection.  During the tour, visitors may catch a glimpse of something unusual, as it has been reported that a ghostly woman in white has been seen in the balcony along with other apparitions.  Call or visit the website for a schedule of events or to arrange for a guided tour.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Concessions, Credit Cards Accepted

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Complimentary Attraction Passes for Guide/Driver, Group Rates Available, Seating Capacity: 800

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours

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Open

Close

Monday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Tuesday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Wednesday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Thursday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Friday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

The hours listed are the Box Office hours. All events are listed on poncantheatre.org with the event times.

Prices are based by event. Ticket prices are listed on poncantheatre.org and are available to purchase online.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

Located in downtown Ponca City on the corner of First Street and Grand Ave (Business Hwy 60).

Primary Contact:

Larry King




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/10/12

Maritza, thanks for the heads up. We've sent an email your way with tips on posting your events on TravelOK.com free throughout the year! We would love nothing more than to help you promote the great performances and programs at the Poncan Theatre!


From Maritza Rowland, Office Assistant on 01/09/12

The performance date for the Liverpool Legends has changed from FROM February 11th TO February 24th. All other information remains the same. Questions to Maritza at 580 765 0943


From Charles Hall on 01/30/11

Great theatre, built in 1927 and beautifully restored. A must see while in Ponca City. Worlds largest collection of hand painted lobby art.


 
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