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Address: 300 N 1st Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1461
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+1 208-263-9191

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A step back into the golden age!

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... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2013
Spokane, Washington

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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 27 July 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!!!

1 Thank Deeziemae
Airdrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 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.

1 Thank ErinLG
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 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... More 

1 Thank Glamma4
Clark Fork, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

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

1 Thank 27Christine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

This theater has been restored to its original classic appearance. Because Sandpoint is a community committed to the arts, you will find many locals performing here - very good performers! Also, there are frequent opportunities to view documentaries (which was my most recent visit). The seats are comfortable - the service usually includes beer and wine along with popcorn and... More 

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Cocolalla, Idaho
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Sandpoint has lovingly restored this theater. It books top shows and entertainers nearly every weekend and some mid-week.A very nice facility that seats plenty.

Thank Dale S
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Local production of Agatha Christie's Mousetrap was great! Performance was sold out, but we were able to get in when some patrons did not show up. For a local production, this was very enjoyable. The theatre is small, and a funny shape. Maybe if the productions continue to sell out, they'll be on a bigger stage.

Thank tatter59
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

A restored 1920s gem of a place to watch a movie or local event of any kind. Have been there many times over the last 10 years.

Thank William D
Priest River
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2012

The Panida is THE place for culture. You can expect anything and everything, right here at home. OK, YOU need to come and experience what North Idaho has to offer. We will surprise you!

Thank Chefkari
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103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

The Panida is a nice historic theater, but it's a bit cramped and parking can be difficult as well. I would still see a show here, but it's nothing spectacular.

Thank mowens

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