Comfort Inn University District/Downtown
923 3rd Ave E.
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: (509) 535-9000
Fax: (509) 535-5740
The Magic Lantern is a non-profit art-house cinema supported by people who love foreign films, art films, independent films, and documentaries.
McCarthey Athletic Center received a warm welcome after a grand opening. This modern center is more than just a basketball court. It is home to the university's Bulldog Club. As a part of the Gonzaga University, the venue is well-equipped with modern amenities. Locker rooms for the players and concession stands for the spectators; they have have them both. With matches scheduled on regular basis, catching up with a match or two is fun. Contact them or visit the website to know more.
Whether you're young or young at heart, the Laser Quest welcomes you. Ages 5 to 85 can come and enjoy a combination of tag and hide and seek, where you use your "laser tag gun" to light up an opponent's body sensor and score points. At the end of the game whoever has the most points win. You can play in a multi-level arena with music and a fog machine can even be used.
Formerly the Spokane Opera House, the INB Performing Arts Center is one of the best performing arts venues in the area. It seats 2700 people and has good acoustics. This venue has been used by concerts and theater, including Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King.
The Spokane Convention Center hosts numerous events throughout the year, including public conventions such as wine tasting events, and many professional trade shows. Located right in Downtown, the Center is directly across from the INB Performing Arts Center, and within walking distance from the major area attractions and restaurants. Also nearby are fantastic views of the river and Spokane Falls.
Interplayers Theater is a professional theater in Spokane. The theater was founded in 1980 and showcases interesting plays. The actors are usually talented locals and the theater has produced around 50 Pacific Northwest premieres. The theater has produced such plays as Waiting for Godot, Woman in Black and Driving Miss Daisy.
Nike Center Court is located in downtown Spokane. This outdoor court plays host to several tournaments and local sporting events. The big draw here is the annual festival, Hoopfest. One of the largest gatherings for three-on-three basketball, it is a great platform for emerging talent. Grab a court-side seat and witness all the action, and spot a national champion or two.
The Spokane Symphony is a 70-piece professional orchestra that performs for more than 150,000 listeners each season and provides a wide variety of exceptional educational experiences. The orchestra presents critically acclaimed performances featuring some of the world's most respected soloists.
One of the main entertainment hubs in Spokane, Riverfront Park provides great family entertainment while still having enough secluded spots for someone who just wants to enjoy nature. Many attractions and landmarks reside within the park, including the Looff Carousel, the historic Clock Tower, and the IMAX Theater. Take a turn around the park on the Spokane Falls Northern Railway, which makes a 40 minute loop around the park, showing off its natural beauty and great river views. Many of the city's popular family festivals take place here, especially in the summer, so make sure to check out their website for a calendar of events as well as hours of operation for all attractions.
Located in Riverfront Park, the IMAX theater shows educational and interesting films. The theater makes it feel as though you could reach out and touch the images being shown. Large groups can schedule a time and a date to view one of IMAX's movies around their schedule, which can be a fun and educational trip.
Twenty theaters pack the top floors of Riverpark Square, a newly remodeled downtown mall. The brand new theaters have all the modern conveniences,stadium seating, armrests that either hold cups or fold up for snuggling with your date, SDDS sound systems and most importantly, leg room. Even when every seat is filled, it doesn't feel claustrophobic. The main disappointment here is the parking price even with the AMC discount offer. If you can overlook that, it's fun to go downtown, wander around and then see a film in a clean, comfortable environment.
Near the always popular Riverfront Park, River Park Square is a local hot spot for shopping and entertainment. In addition to department stores like Macy's and Nordstrom, check out some of the more unique stores like Made in Washington, where you can find many locally made products. If you're in the mood for some cinematic entertainment, AMC Riverpark Square 20 plays all of the newest blockbusters.