For the past 20+ years, Geneva has maintained a scrapbook for the theatre, and any mention of the theatre appearing in the Ponca City News is clipped out and finds its way into the scrapbook.
Geneva Alston – Long time employee and historian for the PoncanGeneva Alston started working at the Poncan when she was 16 years old in 1941. She tells the story of how she went into Kress’s to look for a part-time job, and looked across the street at the Poncan and saw a group of employees in front of the theatre having a good time; so she headed for the Poncan and has never left! For the past 20+ years, she has maintained a scrapbook for the theatre, and any mention of the theatre appearing in the Ponca City News is clipped out and finds its way into the scrapbook. She is currently into the fourth scrapbook. The first three have been scanned and are now available on the Poncan Theatre web-site for all to enjoy. Geneva was married to Barney Alston who worked at the theatre his entire career as a projectionist and maintained most of the mechanical equipment for all the theatres in Ponca City (4 downtown theatres, and two drive-in theatres). Geneva attends most performances at the theatre and can be found in her reserved seat, B-18. Stop by and say hello to her the next time you attend a performance.
1990-1995 - 190 Images
1996-2003 - 236 Images
- Scrapbook: 2004-2008 - 98 Images
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