Pearl Board statement on June pride event

PrideRegarding the upcoming Pride event: This event is a rental as well as a collaboration for the elements that fit into our mission statement. The Historic Pearl Theater does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, handicap, sexual orientation, or gender identity when renting the venue.

The Pearl is excited to partner with this event on the elements that are supported by our mission statement, which is: “To foster the performing, visual, and creative arts throughout Boundary County for the education, entertainment, and inspiration of the communityā€¯.

The elements of the event that the Pearl Theater is directly supporting are a community art project entitled “Pride in our Community”, and a movie marathon featuring a variety of family-friendly films and a powerful documentary called “Add the Words”. The movie marathon is made possible in part from grant funding from Union Pacific, who, when awarding the grant stated: “We are proud to partner with organizations like The Pearl Theater Inc as we work together to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities. We extend our best wishes for continued success as a vital local resource.”

The Pearl allocated a small portion of other grant funds to purchase art supplies and pay for the use of the movie screen and projectionist. These funds represent approximately one-percent of the Pearl’s grant funding for the 2023-2024 performance season. The community art project and movie marathon were already scheduled for June programming prior to receiving the rental request.

The Historic Pearl Theater remains committed to our vision of nurturing excellence in local, artistic expression, and to providing opportunity within the community to share creative space. Our programs are diverse and reflect the community we live in.

For information on how you can support this or other programming, please visit our website,