The McSwain keeps it comfy and cool with summertime family film showings through July

Monday, June 12, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. -- The historic McSwain Theatre entered the downtown scene on Ada’s Main Street in 1920 as a family-friendly spot to view motion pictures.

The Spanish Mission style building, built by Ada businessman Foster McSwain, was the site of several high profile events over the years.

“King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers, “Queen of the West” Dale Evans and Gabby Hayes made an appearance at the 1946 world premiere of “Home in Oklahoma.”

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

This summer, the Children’s Summer Movie Series at the McSwain features contemporary animated films, including “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen” and “Trolls,” among others as students take a break from school and days become hotter.

Jae L. Stilwell, McSwain general manager, said that the summer movies create a family-friendly experience for everyone who visits.

She added the theatre’s comfortable cream-colored seats, cool air and tasty refreshments offer both youngsters and adults a pleasurable summer escape.

Admission is only $1 for show times at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, every week from June 6 to July 26.

Scheduled summer movies include:



6-7 “Despicable Me 2”

13-14 “The Lego Movie”

20-21 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”

27-28 “Prince of Egypt”



5 “Wreck-It Ralph”

11-12 “Ratatouille”

18-19 “Frozen”

25-26 “Trolls”


The McSwain Theatre is located at 130 W. Main Street. For more information, contact the McSwain office at 580-332-8108 or at

Follow theatre updates on Facebook at or on Twitter at The McSwain Theatre is owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation.