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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Catch Christmas fun on the big screen with holiday film specials

Maybe 24 hours of “A Christmas Story” on your TV isn’t enough for you. Maybe you want to relive the magic on the big screen.

Well, Riverfront Park is here for you. Its free Holiday Film Festival is running daily, except Christmas, through Jan. 1, with “A Christmas Story” at 5 p.m.

Also on the docket: “Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 11 a.m., “The Polar Express” at 1 p.m., and “Elf” at 3 p.m.

The movies will play at the theater in the Pavilion, where the park will be collecting nonperishable food items for Second Harvest.

While you’re there, the Ice Palace is open, as are the SkyRide, carrousel and mini-golf. A winter combo ticket gets you all of those for $14.

For more information, call (509) 625-6600 or visit

Also playing:

The Garland Theater’s Totally Tubular Tuesday show is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” It costs $2.50 and shows at 7 p.m. Plus, all shows on Wednesday are $2.50.

The Garland is at 924 W. Garland Ave. Visit for schedules and information.

Make a wand then sing along with Anna, Elsa and Olaf at Spokane Valley at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Children 8 and younger must bring an adult to the screening of “Frozen.” The library is at 12004 E. Main Ave. For more information, call (509) 893-8400 or visit

The Kroc Center will screen two free movies. First up, “The Secret Life of Pets” on Thursday, followed by “Finding Dory” on Dec. 30.

Doors open at 2 p.m., movie starts at 2:30 p.m. Note, no food or beverages allowed in the theater.

The Kroc Center is at 1765 Golf Course Road in Coeur d’Alene. For information, call (208) 667-1865 or