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The Frida Cinema is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema.

Founded February 21, 2012, we are Orange County's year-round film festival, presenting quality independent, classic, student, short, anime, and avant-garde cinematic programming, complemented by community engagements, live concert events, and other diverse cultural experiences.

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Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
On November 18 & 19 2017, SIKHlens Art & Film Fest returns to The Frida Cinema! SIKHlens – The World’s Premier Sikh Film Festival – seeks to provide an outlet for sharing Sikh heritage and cultureRead more about SIKHlens Art & Film Festival 2017[...]
Nov 18 @ 10:00 pm
A mesmerizing and unforgettable cinematic experience, as freshly experimental as it is powerfully intense, Gaspar Noe’s Enter the Void  screens Friday November 17 and Saturday November 18 at The Frida Cinema. A truly peerless 2009Read more about ENTER THE VOID[...]
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
On November 18 & 19 2017, SIKHlens Art & Film Fest returns to The Frida Cinema! SIKHlens – The World’s Premier Sikh Film Festival – seeks to provide an outlet for sharing Sikh heritage and cultureRead more about SIKHlens Art & Film Festival 2017[...]
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrate the late, great Robin Williams in this month’s Staff Pick, Mike Nichol’s alternately hilarious and touching 1996 comedy The Birdcage!  Screens November 20, 21, & 25; advance tickets now available at The Frida Cinema’s boxRead more about THE BIRDCAGE[...]
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Heathers meets Mean Girls in pitch-black-hilarious TRAGEDY GIRLS – the teen horror/comedy that took SXSW by storm!   Catch it at The Frida Cinema for a limited three-day run, Monday November 20 – Wednesday November 22!  Advance ticketsRead more about TRAGEDY GIRLS[...]
Nov 20 @ 9:45 pm
Heathers meets Mean Girls in pitch-black-hilarious TRAGEDY GIRLS – the teen horror/comedy that took SXSW by storm!   Catch it at The Frida Cinema for a limited three-day run, Monday November 20 – Wednesday November 22!  Advance ticketsRead more about TRAGEDY GIRLS[...]
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrate the late, great Robin Williams in this month’s Staff Pick, Mike Nichol’s alternately hilarious and touching 1996 comedy The Birdcage!  Screens November 20, 21, & 25; advance tickets now available at The Frida Cinema’s boxRead more about THE BIRDCAGE[...]
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm
Heathers meets Mean Girls in pitch-black-hilarious TRAGEDY GIRLS – the teen horror/comedy that took SXSW by storm!   Catch it at The Frida Cinema for a limited three-day run, Monday November 20 – Wednesday November 22!  Advance ticketsRead more about TRAGEDY GIRLS[...]
Nov 21 @ 9:45 pm
Heathers meets Mean Girls in pitch-black-hilarious TRAGEDY GIRLS – the teen horror/comedy that took SXSW by storm!   Catch it at The Frida Cinema for a limited three-day run, Monday November 20 – Wednesday November 22!  Advance ticketsRead more about TRAGEDY GIRLS[...]
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Ask any die-hard horror fan, and they’ll tell you – Halloween may be his masterpiece, but 1995’s mind-bender In the Mouth of Madness is where John Carpenter really freaked us out.  We are excited to complementRead more about IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS[...]
Nov 22 @ 9:45 pm
Heathers meets Mean Girls in pitch-black-hilarious TRAGEDY GIRLS – the teen horror/comedy that took SXSW by storm!   Catch it at The Frida Cinema for a limited three-day run, Monday November 20 – Wednesday November 22!  Advance ticketsRead more about TRAGEDY GIRLS[...]
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
Roll with your homies, grab your favorite Baldwin, and catch Clueless on the big screen at The Frida!  Amy Heckerling’s smarter-than-your-average-teen-comedy (what did you expect from an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma?) was a surprise hitRead more about CLUELESS: Date Night at The Frida[...]
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 24 @ 9:45 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 24 @ 11:00 pm
This month’s last Friday Night Freakout is one of our most frequently requested cult films, so we’re finally giving it to you this Thanksgiving weekend as a way to say thanks for an awesome year atRead more about THE WARRIORS[...]
Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm
Celebrate the late, great Robin Williams in this month’s Staff Pick, Mike Nichol’s alternately hilarious and touching 1996 comedy The Birdcage!  Screens November 20, 21, & 25; advance tickets now available at The Frida Cinema’s boxRead more about THE BIRDCAGE[...]
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrate the late, great Robin Williams in this month’s Staff Pick, Mike Nichol’s alternately hilarious and touching 1996 comedy The Birdcage!  Screens November 20, 21, & 25; advance tickets now available at The Frida Cinema’s boxRead more about THE BIRDCAGE[...]
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Ask any die-hard horror fan, and they’ll tell you – Halloween may be his masterpiece, but 1995’s mind-bender In the Mouth of Madness is where John Carpenter really freaked us out.  We are excited to complementRead more about IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS[...]
Nov 25 @ 9:45 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 25 @ 10:00 pm
This month’s last Friday Night Freakout is one of our most frequently requested cult films, so we’re finally giving it to you this Thanksgiving weekend as a way to say thanks for an awesome year atRead more about THE WARRIORS[...]
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm
Sandwiched between the brilliant Batman films by Tim Burton and disappointing sequels by Joel Schumacher, Warner Bros’ animated Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was a hit with critics, yet bombed at the box office due toRead more about BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM[...]
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm
Sandwiched between the brilliant Batman films by Tim Burton and disappointing sequels by Joel Schumacher, Warner Bros’ animated Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was a hit with critics, yet bombed at the box office due toRead more about BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM[...]
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]
Nov 26 @ 9:45 pm
The first entirely oil-painted feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Advance tickets now available at box office, or online by clicking here. AlreadyRead more about LOVING VINCENT[...]

 

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