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“A gem from a bygone age”
Review of Panida Theatre

Panida Theatre
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Sandpoint
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Cambridge
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A gem from a bygone age”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife is a Sandpoint native, and she's often told me about the Panida Theatre. I've walked past it many times on visits to Sandpoint, but never, until recently, had the chance to go inside.

In July, we had the opportunity to see one of the local amateur dramatic companies perform The Wizard of Oz, so I finally got to see the interior of the theatre, and it didn't disappoint.

The architecture and interior decor are a fascinating example of a style called Spanish Mission, and you can easily imagine that you've been transported to Arizona or New Mexico or California.

As a theatre, it has comfortable seating, and all seats have a good view of the stage.

The performance of The Wizard of Oz was excellent, and it was easy to forget that this was an amateur production.

Visited July 2013
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Spokane, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A step back into the golden age!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

The theater is beautiful and well preserved. They have a little refreshment counter manned by very personable locals. They serve local artisan brews and wine. Casual, eclectic, local color. We have loved every event we've attended and look forward to the next. A must see in Sandpoint!!!

Visited July 2013
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Airdrie, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Live Theater was better than expected”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Bought last minute tickets for the Wizard of Oz production, took a group of kids and found the production quality to be much better than expected for the size of town and community theater. There's a small concession which serves non-alcoholic beverages, popcorn and candy.

Visited July 2013
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Washington
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“the ole panida”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

a piece of history. I watched plenty of movies here when I was a kid. the panida has been a part of sandpoint history for many who grew up here. opened in 1927 it still holds the charm of days gone by, thanks to people who cared enough to keep it that way. stop in a watch a show. live performances and or movies still go on here.

Visited July 2013
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Clark Fork, Idaho
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A slice of Sandpoint history”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Small intimate theater with a classy ambiance. A great venue for movies, live performances, and local activities.

Visited September 2012
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