Free showing of ‘Cool Runnings’ at the Panida

Cool RunningsA free showing of Cool Runnings will be held Sunday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Panida Theater, sponsored by Innovia Foundation. Theater doors open at 1:30 p.m. after the Sandpoint Winter Carnival K-9 Keg Pull. Entry to the movie is free and open to all!

Anyone who attends the free movie is invited to submit photos from the event for the chance to win a $250 grant to a nonprofit of their choice.

“Part of the Panida Theater’s mission is to be a center of entertainment, education and community involvement. The theater provides a fun space to experience joy and art amongst old and new friends. This free movie event brought to us by Innovia Foundation is a wonderful way to check out our theater – especially if you’ve never been here before!” says Katelyn Shook, Events Coordinator at the Panida Theater.

During the month of February, Innovia Foundation is shining a spotlight on beloved historic theaters like the Panida by offering free screenings of family-friendly films. The free movies are part of a series of events Innovia is gifting to communities across Eastern Washington and North Idaho in celebration of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary in 2024.

In addition to sponsored community events, the Foundation has launched an online calendar where individuals and organizations can freely submit information about celebrations and activities in their community. The calendar is open to any events within the Foundation’s region that are free or low-cost, family-friendly and have broad community appeal.

As the community foundation for Eastern Washington and North Idaho, Innovia Foundation invested over $680,000 in Bonner and Boundary Counties through grants and scholarships last year. The Foundation also partners with local community leaders and nonprofits to manage the Bonner and Boundary Forever Fund, a community fund that benefits the greatest local needs and opportunities.

More information about the free event and Innovia Foundation can be found at