McSwain Theatre

McSwain Theatre The McSwain Theatre is one of Oklahoma's premiere live entertainment hot spots and has been Ada’s crown jewel of entertainment venues for more than 90 years.
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Come see old-time favorites such as the monthly country music variety show featuring Jae L. Stilwell and the Crossover band or catch a classic movie on the McSwain’s big screen. Live music, country concerts, classic movies, children’s entertainment, comedy acts, stage plays, there’s always entertainment at the McSwain!

Did you know we have a monthly newsletter? If you haven’t signed up, head to our website and subscribe now! The free new...
06/05/2020

Did you know we have a monthly newsletter? If you haven’t signed up, head to our website and subscribe now! The free newsletter is a great way to stay up to date on things that are happening at the McSwain Theatre!

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Today, we remember and honor those who have given their life in service to our country. Thank you for your sacrifice. Yo...
05/25/2020

Today, we remember and honor those who have given their life in service to our country. Thank you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

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#TBT: Here’s a view from high above the theater! Some things have changed, some have stayed the same. What interesting t...
05/21/2020

#TBT: Here’s a view from high above the theater! Some things have changed, some have stayed the same. What interesting things do you spot on Ada Main Street?

#ThrowbackThursday #AdaMainStreet #McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100Years

It is Armed Forces Day! Although we don’t get to show our appreciation in person, we still want to say “thank you” to th...
05/16/2020

It is Armed Forces Day! Although we don’t get to show our appreciation in person, we still want to say “thank you” to the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the military. We love and appreciate you!

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#TBT: Pictured is Jae L. Stilwell with sisters Robyn and Rachel Brown from a ‘50s and ‘60s show that took place at the M...
05/14/2020

#TBT: Pictured is Jae L. Stilwell with sisters Robyn and Rachel Brown from a ‘50s and ‘60s show that took place at the McSwain Theatre in 1994!

Both then and now, Jae L. and our ‘50s and ‘60s themed shows are a hit!

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Memory Lane Monday: How cool is this tri-level seating arrangement?Does anyone remember this seating setup at the McSwai...
05/11/2020

Memory Lane Monday: How cool is this tri-level seating arrangement?

Does anyone remember this seating setup at the McSwain? Comment below with your memories!

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Due to ongoing precautions against the spread of COVID-19, Dailey & Vincent has been rescheduled to Nov. 7, 2020. Ticket...
05/07/2020

Due to ongoing precautions against the spread of COVID-19, Dailey & Vincent has been rescheduled to Nov. 7, 2020. Tickets purchased for the June 6 performance will be honored at the Nov. 7 performance and no action is required by ticket holders.

For refunds, please call the McSwain Theatre box office at (580) 332-8108.

Today, we offer a special “thank you” to all nurses for their dedication, strength, courage, understanding and compassio...
05/06/2020

Today, we offer a special “thank you” to all nurses for their dedication, strength, courage, understanding and compassion. Happy National Nurses Day!

#NationalNursesDay #Nursing #NursesDay #McSwainTheatre #McSwain100

Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the lives of millions of children every day. We give a special “thank you” to al...
05/05/2020

Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the lives of millions of children every day. We give a special “thank you” to all educators who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.

#TeacherAppreciationDay #TeacherAppreciationWeek #McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100Years

It is Star Wars Day! Check out this throwback to our Star Wars event that featured a photo booth, movie characters and c...
05/04/2020

It is Star Wars Day! Check out this throwback to our Star Wars event that featured a photo booth, movie characters and costume contest. “May the fourth” be with you!

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How many trivia questions did you get right?If you have any fun memories from the McSwain in the 1950s we would love to ...
04/29/2020

How many trivia questions did you get right?

If you have any fun memories from the McSwain in the 1950s we would love to hear about them. Comment below and tell us your story!

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You solved our 1950s word search, now can you solve this trivia? We have four questions about the ‘50s, so let’s see who...
04/28/2020

You solved our 1950s word search, now can you solve this trivia? We have four questions about the ‘50s, so let’s see who can answer them correctly! Respond in the comments below for each question and tomorrow we will reveal the answers. Good luck!

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We miss our Thursday movie series and know many of you do too! While we continue planning for the future, we are searchi...
04/27/2020

We miss our Thursday movie series and know many of you do too! While we continue planning for the future, we are searching for new movies and want to hear what interests you.

Comment below to share the top three movies you would like to see at the McSwain Theatre!

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#DidYouKnow the silent film “Suds,” starring Mary Pickford, was the first movie screened at the McSwain Theatre when it ...
04/24/2020

#DidYouKnow the silent film “Suds,” starring Mary Pickford, was the first movie screened at the McSwain Theatre when it opened in July 1920? Our theatre was also the setting for popular Vaudeville shows like “Down on the Farm” and “The Girl from Outside.”

Learn more about this period in our history at McSwainTheatre.com.

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Are you missing Thursday movies as much as we are? This month was full of movies made or based in the 1950s. Comment bel...
04/20/2020

Are you missing Thursday movies as much as we are? This month was full of movies made or based in the 1950s. Comment below and tell us what your favorite 50’s movie is!

#DYK: Letter jackets became popular in the 1950s? Here is a throwback photo of patrons in line at the McSwain wearing th...
04/18/2020

#DYK: Letter jackets became popular in the 1950s? Here is a throwback photo of patrons in line at the McSwain wearing their letter jackets!

Do you have an old photo of you and some friends wearing letter jackets? We would love to see it! Share your photo in the comments below.

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We would like to wish Wayne Morton a very happy birthday! Wayne has been a part of the Crossover band for many years and...
04/17/2020

We would like to wish Wayne Morton a very happy birthday! Wayne has been a part of the Crossover band for many years and is the man behind the steel guitar.

Wayne has entertained audiences for more than three decades and was an original member of the McSwain Musical Theatre from 1992-1997. He has performed at events such as the Oklahoma Opry, the Rodeo Opry and at many of Nashville’s premiere country music hotspots.

We hope your birthday is great, Wayne!

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#DidYouKnow when the McSwain Theatre opened in 1920, ticket prices were just 15 cents for adults and 10 cents for childr...
04/16/2020

#DidYouKnow when the McSwain Theatre opened in 1920, ticket prices were just 15 cents for adults and 10 cents for children?

It was during this time that the first “talkie” in Ada was shown, right here at the McSwain!

Check out the photo below, from the Oklahoma Historical Society, of what the theatre looked like when it first opened.

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Who doesn’t love a fun word game? We created a 1950s-themed word search for you to enjoy! After you complete the word se...
04/15/2020

Who doesn’t love a fun word game? We created a 1950s-themed word search for you to enjoy! After you complete the word search, take a picture or screenshot and share it in the comments below. Good luck!

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On April 14, 1949, Academy-award winning actress Susan Hayward and her co-star Robert Preston appeared at the McSwain Th...
04/14/2020

On April 14, 1949, Academy-award winning actress Susan Hayward and her co-star Robert Preston appeared at the McSwain Theatre for the “Tulsa” world premiere.

The stars, cast and crew stayed at Ada’s Aldridge Hotel while filming was underway at several local locations, including the Turner Ranch located south of Ada, and Turner Falls near Sulphur.

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American honky-tonk singer-songwriter, Jean Shepard, is known as a pioneer for women in country music.In the 1950s, a na...
03/26/2020

American honky-tonk singer-songwriter, Jean Shepard, is known as a pioneer for women in country music.

In the 1950s, a national television gig and the Grand Ole Opry helped make her a star at a time when few female country singers had enduring success. Her first hit, "A Dear John Letter,” a 1953 duet with Ferlin Husky, was the first post-World War II recording by a female country artist to sell more than a million copies!

She released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, one of which reached the No. 1 spot. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1955, she recorded a total of 24 studio albums between 1956 and 1981.

An Oklahoma native, Jean Shepard made a special appearance at the McSwain Theatre in 1996 where she received the Mae Boren Axton award for her positive contributions in country music.
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#FlashbackFriday: Pictured is former owner of the McSwain Theatre, Paul Alford. He purchased the McSwain in 1991 with th...
03/20/2020

#FlashbackFriday: Pictured is former owner of the McSwain Theatre, Paul Alford. He purchased the McSwain in 1991 with the vision of bringing a Branson-style variety show to Ada Main Street. Oct. 17, 1992, marked the first show onstage with the band McSwingers and Jae L. Stilwell as lead vocalist!

To read more about the history of the McSwain Theatre as we celebrate our centennial year, visit McSwainTheatre.com.

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Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Jae L. Stilwell has shared her gift of music with audiences since the first grade. Tog...
03/18/2020

Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Jae L. Stilwell has shared her gift of music with audiences since the first grade. Together with her cousin, Debbie Allen, they have made numerous appearances on television, radio and the live stage.
A veteran to the music scene, Jae L., has performed with country music legends Faron Young, T. G. Sheppard and Lee Greenwood. From performing onstage to teaching vocal lessons and mentoring young artists, Jae L. has done it all. For her positive contributions in our local music industry, she was awarded with the Mae Boren Axton award in 1997.
Jae L. has managed the McSwain Theatre since 1992 and is the lead vocalist in our house band, Jae L. Stilwell and the Crossover Band. The group formed in 2009 and entertain McSwain patrons each month, performing everything from country renditions of your favorite songs to classic hits.
Whenever visiting the McSwain Theatre, you are sure to see Jae L. with a big, friendly smile on her face!

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03/13/2020

Events scheduled throughout the remainder of March have been canceled. This includes Peter Pan & Cinderella on Ice, Jae L. and Crossover and Thursday Movie Showcases. As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S., the health and safety of patrons and employees is our main priority.

McSwainTheatre.com will be updated regularly as the situation progresses. At our website, you will find information about cancellations and postponements as well as details concerning ticket refunds or receiving credits for future events.

On behalf of everyone at the McSwain Theatre, we extend our deepest appreciation to you for your patience and understanding.

Mae Boren Axton, known as “Queen Mother of Nashville,” is credited for writing more than 200 songs, including the Elvis ...
03/11/2020

Mae Boren Axton, known as “Queen Mother of Nashville,” is credited for writing more than 200 songs, including the Elvis Presley hit “Heartbreak Hotel.” Mae helped numerous singers and songwriters such as Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson break into the country music industry.

Throughout her life, she received numerous awards for her influence in the music business. She was elected into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985, and in 1993, she was honored with her signature and handprints placed in concrete at the entrance of the McSwain Theatre.

To learn more about Mae Boren Axton and McSwain Theatre history, visit McSwainTheatre.com/About.

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03/10/2020
We Are ADA

We are excited to host Ada City Schools today as they watch the film Pearl to complete their studies of the famous Chickasaw Aviator!

Thank You to the Chickasaw Nation for Providing Students the Opportunity to Watch Pearl Today at the McSwain! The Movie Helped Washington Students Complete Their Study of Pearl, the Famous Chickasaw Aviator!

We enjoyed one of the most popular sought-after big bands this past weekend! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra put...
02/27/2020

We enjoyed one of the most popular sought-after big bands this past weekend! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra put on a great show. Check out the 18-member ensemble in our photo gallery below!

We enjoyed one of the most popular sought-after big bands this past weekend! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra put on a great show. Check out the 18-member ensemble in our photo gallery below!

Help us celebrate our 100th anniversary! We are seeking your favorite photos and memories of our past 100 years on Ada M...
02/21/2020

Help us celebrate our 100th anniversary! We are seeking your favorite photos and memories of our past 100 years on Ada Main Street! To share a picture and participate in this project, send us a private message or comment below!

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Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner, Juanita Patterson Matthews!Thank you to everyone who participated. If you...
02/21/2020

Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner, Juanita Patterson Matthews!

Thank you to everyone who participated. If you haven't purchased tickets, great seats are still available!
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Would you like to win two tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra this weekend?

To enter:
• LIKE this post
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• TAG a friend you would bring
and you will be entered to win!

A winner will be selected Feb. 20!

Are you in the mood for a movie that swings like no other? The Glenn Miller Story is here to take the stage! This film t...
02/19/2020

Are you in the mood for a movie that swings like no other? The Glenn Miller Story is here to take the stage! This film tells the story of a trombone player who became one of the most popular big band leaders of all time.

Watch this classic film tomorrow at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.

Tickets are still available to see this band in person on Saturday! Visit McSwainTheatre.com/Events or the box office to purchase your tickets.

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02/18/2020
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We are the McSwain Theatre and Ada has been our hometown for 100 years!

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Would you like to win two tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra this weekend?To enter:• LIKE this post• SHARE this p...
02/17/2020

Would you like to win two tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra this weekend?

To enter:
• LIKE this post
• SHARE this photo
• TAG a friend you would bring
and you will be entered to win!

A winner will be selected Feb. 20!

The McSwain Theatre is closed in observance of Presidents Day. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday.No matter t...
02/17/2020

The McSwain Theatre is closed in observance of Presidents Day. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday.

No matter the day or time, tickets are always available at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

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Tonight we enjoyed the 1930s themed Jae L. & Crossover show! During the show, we surprised Jae L. Stilwell with a bouque...
02/16/2020

Tonight we enjoyed the 1930s themed Jae L. & Crossover show! During the show, we surprised Jae L. Stilwell with a bouquet of red roses and coined her as the Sweetheart of the McSwain!
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The hilariously funny sister and brother duo, Judy Moody & Stink, put on a captivating show! Check out our photo gallery...
02/13/2020

The hilariously funny sister and brother duo, Judy Moody & Stink, put on a captivating show! Check out our photo gallery to catch a glimpse of the fun!

The hilariously funny sister and brother duo, Judy Moody & Stink, put on a captivating show! Check out our photo gallery to catch a glimpse of the fun!

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130 W Main St
Ada, OK
74820

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View events and purchase tickets at www.McSwainTheatre.com/tickets Sign up for our E-newsletter at www.McSwainTheatre.com Join the conversation on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/McSwainTheatre

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(580) 332-8108

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The Jae L and Crossover show was great this evening 7/20. We enjoyed ourselves a lot. Was great to see Red River there, their singing jumped my mind back 30 years or so in history. They were one of the very first things I remember after moving to Ada. Thanks so much to all the performers for a great show. We shall return!!!!
Next Saturday June 29! Get your tickets now!
Do. You. Every. Have. 80s. Bands. Are. 80s. Music
We just wanted to say thank you to The McSwain Theatre for such an amazing night at The Grand Awards Show and for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this♥️ Everyone is such a blessing! Congratulations to all the winners😊
If anyone is interested, the McSwain Theatre is one of the best venues in Oklahoma. They have movies, they have concerts and they have shows that are just over the top. Located in Ada, well worth the drive. McSwain Theatre
What a great show of God-given talent at the Grand Awards Preliminary's last night at the McSwain Theatre! Congratulations to all of the contestants! You all were spectacular! Another awesome job from the premier show band Jae L & Crossover!! Thanks for a wonderful night! Blessings, Woodie
Is it possible for an out-of-town individual to take a tour of the Mcswain Theatre?
Took the family to the McSwain theater for the first time today and watched "Te Ata." A beautifully made film that shares the life of Mary Francis Thompson-Fisher (aka Te Ata), a Chickasaw woman who became a well known Native American storyteller. We met two sweet ladies while there and we all visited for a little while after the show. This was such a beautiful film, thank you so much for showing it. The McSwain is perfect for families and getting to know people. Will definitely be going back.
Becky and I had a wonderful time at the beautiful McSwain Theatre! Jae L. & Crossover were fabulous plus they had some great guests. We always feel right at home! Thanks for an enjoyable evening out! Blessings, Woodie & Becky
mark calendars for this Memorial Benefit for Phillip Wood Sat. July 29th at 7:00.. Tickets available NOW at theatre box office $10.00 adults and $5.00 children. TishaTodd & the Circle of Friends.......
Absolutely THE most priceless, beautiful thing I've seen...such a proud mommy moment for you Tara!!! ♡♡♡
Absolutely THE most precious sight and sound ever...proud mommy moment Tara!!!