Panida Theater Sandpoint Idaho

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Panida Theater Sandpoint Idaho

Panida Theater Sandpoint IdahoThe Panida Theater in Sandpoint Idaho was built in 1927 by F.C. Weskil in 1927.  Named Panida to represent the location of where it sits..."Panhandle of Idaho".  Built as a Vaudville and Movie House, neglect began taking its toll after many years of success.  Only through Sandpoint Community fund raising was it saved in 1985.  On going fund raising and efforts continue to bring awards to the Panida Theater Sandpoint Idaho, one of which being on the National Register of Historic Places.  

The theater is intimate with seating for 540.  This does not deter big entertainment names.  In fact the intimacy seems to be a welcome change in venue for entertainers.  I have enjoyed a wonderful night with one of my favorites in 'Leo Kottke', many fund raising events as well as a few nights of Banff Film Festival's.  Something also unique is being able to enjoy a glass of wine or beer, in the theater, with most events.  

To enjoy great entertainment while wrapped in a bit of history be sure to make one of your stops The Panida Theater while in Sandpoint Idaho.  The Panida Theater is also available to rent for private functions.

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Comments (9)

Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mark. I love stories like this, when a community takes in a project to restore a building that can give and create so much joy. Sounds like the results have been very good for everyone.

Jan 28, 2015 05:58 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Good morning Mark.     Nice post about the history of your little theatre there.    I love the smaller older things in our towns with a story to tell.      Glad they restored it. 

Jan 28, 2015 07:26 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I love small theaters like the Panida Theater in Sandpoint Idaho, Mark.  We have a very similar setup here in Stuart at the Lyric Theater.

Jan 28, 2015 08:12 PM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Mark: An edifice with historical value such as The Panida Theater in Sandpoint Idaho is worth the restoration. Thanks to the fundraising campaign which made this theater came back to life to give its residents an array of plays and entertainments.


Jan 28, 2015 08:12 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Joe Petrowsky .  I know I am fortunate to live and work and live in a small community that values its history.  Make it a great day.  Maria Gilda Racelis , Panida does have a wide variety of entertainment venues making the theater valueable to all. Gabe Sanders the intimacy of the entertainers with the small group makes for a unique 'personal' experience. Dagny Eason , it does show some of the personality of a town in its history.  

Thank you all for stopping by and saying hello.  Mark

Jan 28, 2015 10:18 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I didn't know you were a Leo Kottke fan. He's pretty amazing. 

This is a great piece on the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, ID. 

Jan 29, 2015 02:46 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good Afternoon Debbie Laity 

     I have enjoyed Mr Kottke for many many years.  More than I should admit to.  lol  Thanks for saying hello Debbie.    Mark

Jan 29, 2015 04:05 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint ,  In my research I found that the most ornate theatres were built in the 1920's.  They were quite elaborate, including the Panida Theatre, which was no exception.

Jan 30, 2015 10:51 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Mark, any local theatre is worth a shout-out because keeping the arts alive is what KEEPS us alive. 


Jan 31, 2015 10:29 AM