McSwain Theatre offers summertime family films

Submitted photoThe comfortable, cool interior of the McSwain Theatre will offer an entertaining getaway through June and July with the Children’s Summer Movie Series. There will be two show times, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., every Tuesday and Wednesday, excluding national holidays.

The Children’s Summer Movie Series at the historic McSwain Theatre will feature contemporary animated films with a $1 admission, including movies like “Coco,” “Zootopia” and “Moana,” among others.

These movies offer an escape from the Oklahoma heat as students take a break from school.

Jae L. Stilwell, McSwain general manager, said the theatre chooses films for the Children’s Summer Movie Series keeping the McSwain’s desire to remain family-friendly in mind. All films are rated either G or PG.

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

There will be two show times, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., every Tuesday and Wednesday through June and July, excluding national holidays.

Scheduled summer movies include:


• 5, 6: “The LEGO Batman Movie.”

• 12, 13: “Zootopia.”

• 19, 20: “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.”

• 26, 27 “101 Dalmatians.”


• 3, 5: “Paddington 2.”

• 10, 11: “Tangled.”

• 17, 18: “Coco.”

• 24, 25: “Moana.”

• 31: “The Little Mermaid.”

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

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Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.