On a crisp November evening in 1945, just two months after WWII finally ended, the giddy murmuring of moviegoers floated through a lobby lushly decorated with rose-colored carpet, brown oak walls, and columns tiled in purple. As impressive as these appointments were, they paled next to the lobby’s other ornamentation: congratulatory telegrams from the likes of Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, and Ginger Rogers, nestled alongside flowers from well-wishing movie studios. This was the opening night of The Garland Theater, and its excited guests were about to watch a double feature of It’s a Pleasure and Double Exposure in a stadium-style theater that could seat 1,000 among its powder-blue and Italian-red walls.
Today, the family-friendly theater continues to welcome cinephiles and popcorn bloggers, but it keeps ticket prices down by playing its blockbusters slightly after their initial releases. Since undergoing a total renovation this year at the hands of current owner Katherine Fritchie, The Garland now hosts 540 spacious seats, modern sound, and a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Events such as Totally Tubular Tuesdays, which feature classic movies such as Peewee's Big Adventure or The Matrix, boast even cheaper admission. After the credits roll, moviegoers head to the theater’s cocktail bar with full kitchen, Bon Bon, for a pint of beer or a glass of wine to enjoy while you watch the show.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Inspirations is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching all ages and abilities the world of dance. We offer classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and floor gymnastics. We also have classes for children with special needs and pricing options for low-income families!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Inspirations emphasizes inclusion and educates in anti-bullying. We pride ourselves in making sure everyone has a successful and fun experience while gaining a valuable dance experience.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Inspirations wants to make sure everyone has a chance to shine their brightest. We have implemented a variety of programs (pricing options for low-income families and special needs dance classes) so all of our students have the chance to be apart of something special and feel/be successful.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing the smiles on each of our students faces every time they master a new step and seeing all these new friendships form. It warms my heart to see each of these children succeed and gain more and more confidence as the year goes on.
With the roar of engines, bikes pound through the dirt and fly over manmade mountains at Airway MotoCross Park. After quiet falls, the track is groomed by bulldozers to prepare for a schedule of races, special events, and tea-party-ruining competitions. As bikers slip past each other in mid air and spray up a mist of mud, fans cheer on a favorite to win a purse of up to $5,000. Patrons also suit themselves up during open-practice sessions on a track suitable for those of all skill levels and abilities.
The graceful confidence of runway models rarely conveys the fervor behind the fashion. Every stitch of clothing and brush of foundation is curated by a feverish creative team, who race against the clock to bring their shared vision to fruition. Runway Renegades brings together teams of stylists, photographers, and designers to showcase the Pacific Northwest's diverse pool of fashionistas. At the non-competitive event, dozens of models strut down the catwalk and give attendees an up-close look at the teams' collaborative efforts.
Though watching a movie in a cinema has its charms, watching the same movie against a backdrop of trees and mountains ignites all the senses. This is what Epic Events aims to do through its outdoor productions and inflatable movie screen rentals. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, the event company sets up sprawling screens in parks, on college campuses, and atop roofs. From there, moviegoers can take in classic and modern films as they stretch out beneath the stars and whisper their favorite lines to cinema-loving squirrels.
Head on over to Regal Cinemas in Spokane and escape the world for a little bit with an unforgettable movie experience.
Looking for a bite to eat? This theater also has an awesome restaurant.
This theater welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So get your friends together and come see the newest releases this weekend at Regal Cinemas.