Friends of the Poncan
The Poncan Theatre is a historic treasure and the heart of the performing arts in Ponca City.
The Poncan Theatre Capital Campaign
Greetings from the Poncan Theatre,
The Historical Poncan Theatre, 501(c)3, was built in 1927 and added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1985. Next year, 2017, the Poncan will be celebrating its 90th birthday and is very much alive and serving the community. This beautiful venue is a large asset to the community and hosts a variety of shows such as live theatre, movies, concerts, wedding, conferences, Bison / Bison Film Festival, Ponca City Concert Series, Ponca City Arts & Humanities and Evan's Children's Academy of Performing Arts.
The theatre was closed from 1985 to 1994 due to financial difficulties. During this time there was consideration of tearing down the theatre and making it a parking lot. A large group of Ponca citizens, who had a love and passion to see the Poncan remain a part of the community, united together and with their gifts of goods and money and also many gave endless hours of hands-on labor, the Poncan was re-opened in 1994. Since 1994 it has remained a highly sought after venue for a variety of events.
It has been approximately 22 years since the last renovations took place at the theatre. Due to the continued use of a 90 year old building, there have been some repair issues that greatly need some attention for the Poncan to remain such a beautiful part of our community.
As we approach the 90th anniversary of the Poncan Theatre we are making plans for a great year of entertainment and making sure that many generations to come get to enjoy this facility.
We are inviting you to be a donor in making sure that the Historical Poncan Theatre will be a part of the Ponca City Community for next 90 years. The theatre is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. A commitment has been made to the Poncan Theatre that all donations will be matched dollar for dollar.
Thank you for your consideration,
The mission of the 1927 Historical Poncan Theatre is to help enrich the entertainment of persons / families and to broaden their appreciation of the arts.
If you have any questions please call The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.
Updated: October 9, 2016
Friends of the Poncan
Two Historic Downtown Ponca City
Landmarks with Only One BIG Difference
|Lost forever in 1974.||Saved by YOU.|
YOU are the difference!
The Poncan Theatre is:
- a historic treasure and the heart of the performing arts in Ponca City
- a stand-alone 501c-3 non-profit
- operated by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of citizens like YOU
NOT owned by the city
- depending on YOU to help fulfill her mission as a community-based performing arts center
Can YOU imagine the cost of maintaining a historic theatre built in 1927?
We can, and we face it every day. But we can’t imagine trying to face it without YOU. Please become a Friend of the Poncan so that, unlike the Arcade, we will never have to stand looking at a parking lot, wondering what might have been done to save her.
Please take the time to complete the FRIENDS OF THE PONCAN MEMBERSHIP FORM on the next page and submit it.
Someone from the Poncan Theatre will call you and explain the details of the FRIENDS OF THE PONCAN MEMBERSHIP.
You may also CLICK HERE for a printable form and bring the completed form to the Poncan Theatre or call us at 580-765-0943 during our regular business hours.