LAWTON, Okla. — Lawton Community Theatre and its Board of Directors are closely monitoring the current pandemic of COVID-19 and as a result will close the theater’s box office and lobby starting Thursday, Dec. 3, until further notice.

“With the rising numbers in cases and hospitalizations, we feel it is in our patrons’ best interest that we close our doors for the time being,” said Chance Harmon, the theatre’s executive director. “LCT still has some awesome socially distanced activities coming up for the community, like our radio show ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ that we partnered with Magic 95 for. Even though we can’t wait to get patrons back in our theater and shows back on our stage, right now we need to do our part in making sure the show goes on.”

For questions, please contact Lawton Community Theatre at 580-355-1600 or at

Lawton Community Theatre is the longest continually running community theater in the state of Oklahoma. LCT has produced high-quality theater productions since 1952 with a mission to promote live theater and enrich the quality of life in Southwest Oklahoma. More information about LCT can be found on its website,

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