Poncan Scrapbook

For 20+ years, Geneva 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.



Please support your historic Poncan Theatre by making a charitable donation!!! 

The Poncan Theatre is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that serves Ponca City and the surrounding community. Your donations throughout the year help us to maintain the theatre and to continue programs like the Evans Children's Academy, the children's Summer Film Festival, live performances, special local events, and more. Even if you can't attend a particular performance, please consider a donation to help us to continue to serve the community in your historic theatre. Ninety one years old this year!

Please note that donations are processed by PayPal, a trusted, secure service that does not share your credit card information with the theatre. You do not need a PayPal account to use the credit card option. Charges will appear on your credit card statement as PAYPAL *PONCAN THEATRE.


If you have any questions please call The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.

Updated: April 20, 2018


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Geneva Alston


Geneva Alston – Long time employee and historian for the Poncan

Geneva Alston (1925-2018) started working at the Poncan when she was 16 years old in 1941. She told 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 over 20 years she maintained a scrapbook for the theatre, and any mention of the theatre appearing in the Ponca City News was clipped out and found its way into the scrapbook. The first three scrapbooks have been scanned and are available on the Poncan Theatre web-site for all to enjoy. Geneva was married to Barney Alston (1900-1992) 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). For many years Geneva attended most performances at the theatre and could be seen in her reserved seat, B-18.






















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