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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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To view all movies playing this month checkout the full calendar HERE

Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
After two sold-out screenings earlier this month, Dario Argento’s Suspiria: 4K Uncut Restoration returns for four nights at The Frida, October 23-26!  Tickets available here! 20th Century Fox and Synapse Films have joined forces to allow for Synapse’sRead more about SUSPIRIA: 4K UNCUT RESTORATION[...]
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Proving that one could never shove too many phallic symbols into one film, director Ken Russell’s witty 1998 horror film The Lair of the White Worm is a gonzo cult masterpiece that Frida Cinema founding boardRead more about THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM[...]
Oct 24 @ 9:45 pm
After two sold-out screenings earlier this month, Dario Argento’s Suspiria: 4K Uncut Restoration returns for four nights at The Frida, October 23-26!  Tickets available here! 20th Century Fox and Synapse Films have joined forces to allow for Synapse’sRead more about SUSPIRIA: 4K UNCUT RESTORATION[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm 4th Street Market
Last Wednesday Trivia & Film Nights at 4th Street Market continue on Wednesday, October 25 with the adventures the “Ghost with the Most,” Tim Burton’s 1988 spooktacular classic BEETLEJUICE!  Every last Wednesday of the month, The FridaRead more about BEETLEJUICE: Free 4th Street Market Screening & Trivia Night[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
After two sold-out screenings earlier this month, Dario Argento’s Suspiria: 4K Uncut Restoration returns for four nights at The Frida, October 23-26!  Tickets available here! 20th Century Fox and Synapse Films have joined forces to allow for Synapse’sRead more about SUSPIRIA: 4K UNCUT RESTORATION[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Voted the #1 Scariest Film of All Time by Entertainment Weekly, and riding at the top of most Horror Film ranking lists, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying masterpiece of looming dread The Shining closes out our four-filmRead more about THE SHINING: Stephen King Month[...]
Oct 25 @ 9:45 pm
After two sold-out screenings earlier this month, Dario Argento’s Suspiria: 4K Uncut Restoration returns for four nights at The Frida, October 23-26!  Tickets available here! 20th Century Fox and Synapse Films have joined forces to allow for Synapse’sRead more about SUSPIRIA: 4K UNCUT RESTORATION[...]
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
After two sold-out screenings earlier this month, Dario Argento’s Suspiria: 4K Uncut Restoration returns for four nights at The Frida, October 23-26!  Tickets available here! 20th Century Fox and Synapse Films have joined forces to allow for Synapse’sRead more about SUSPIRIA: 4K UNCUT RESTORATION[...]
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Voted the #1 Scariest Film of All Time by Entertainment Weekly, and riding at the top of most Horror Film ranking lists, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying masterpiece of looming dread The Shining closes out our four-filmRead more about THE SHINING: Stephen King Month[...]
Oct 26 @ 9:45 pm
After two sold-out screenings earlier this month, Dario Argento’s Suspiria: 4K Uncut Restoration returns for four nights at The Frida, October 23-26!  Tickets available here! 20th Century Fox and Synapse Films have joined forces to allow for Synapse’sRead more about SUSPIRIA: 4K UNCUT RESTORATION[...]
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
On October 27, join us for the theatrical premiere of new horror film The House that the Devil Built! A professional ghost hunting team with their own reality television show is contracted to explore a hauntedRead more about THE HOUSE THAT THE DEVIL BUILT + SAC Shorts![...]
Oct 27 @ 11:30 pm
THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT! Don’t get sold out of our next presentation, Friday November 10th!  Tickets now available to our November show by clicking here!   ————   TWO Rocky Horror performances in oneRead more about ** SOLD OUT! ** THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Halloween Edition![...]
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm Shoreline Village
Calling all rotting, brain-eating, flesh-dripping citizens roaming the earth in varying states of decay! Join Shoreline Village on Saturday, October 28 for an all-day celebration of all things Undead from 2pm to 10pm, including vendors, movies, music,Read more about LONG BEACH ZOMBIE WALK at SHORELINE VILLAGE[...]
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
Voted the #1 Scariest Film of All Time by Entertainment Weekly, and riding at the top of most Horror Film ranking lists, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying masterpiece of looming dread The Shining closes out our four-filmRead more about THE SHINING: Stephen King Month[...]
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm
  HOCUS POCUS FREE Outdoor Screening presented by FRIDA ON THE ROOF Sunday, October 29 Rooftop Open: 5:30PM Film Screens: 7:30PM On October 29, celebrate the Halloween season with a special outdoor screening of theRead more about HOCUS POCUS: Frida on the Roof![...]
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm
British director Neil Marshall achieved instant notoriety among horror film enthusiasts with his hit debut feature film, the gory 2002 werewolf action/horror hit Dog Soldiers, but nothing could prepare audiences for the film to follow. Read more about THE DESCENT[...]
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm
British director Neil Marshall achieved instant notoriety among horror film enthusiasts with his hit debut feature film, the gory 2002 werewolf action/horror hit Dog Soldiers, but nothing could prepare audiences for the film to follow. Read more about THE DESCENT[...]
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
This Halloween night, we’re giving you TWO locations to experience John Carpenter’s legendary tale of terror Halloween!   This page is for our 8pm screening right here at home at The Frida Cinema – click hereRead more about John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN at The Frida Cinema[...]
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
This Halloween night, we’re giving you TWO locations to experience John Carpenter’s legendary tale of terror Halloween!    This page is for our 8pm outdoor screening at Long Beach’s historic Sunnyside Cemetery – click here for tickets!Read more about John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN: Outdoor Screening at Long Beach’s Sunnyside Cemetery[...]
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman University’s four-film Los Angeles in Film and Fiction series at The Frida continues with Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 Cannes award-winner Drive.   A masterpiece as mesmerizing as it is polarizing, Drive is a deliberateRead more about DRIVE – CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY’S LOS ANGELES IN FILM AND FICTION[...]
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman University’s four-film Los Angeles in Film and Fiction series at The Frida continues with Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 Cannes award-winner Drive.   A masterpiece as mesmerizing as it is polarizing, Drive is a deliberateRead more about DRIVE – CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY’S LOS ANGELES IN FILM AND FICTION – ENCORE SCREENING[...]
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm
“To me the idea that it will be largely confined to people’s living rooms seems absurd.” – Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader “Shot in bright, cinematic widescreen by DP Darius Khondji, this Netflix-produced feature belongs onRead more about OKJA[...]
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm
On Saturday, November 4th at 5:30pm, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome one of the most important civil rights activists in American history, Dolores Huerta, to discuss her the new documentary about her lifeRead more about DOLORES[...]
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm
On Saturday, November 4th at 5:30pm, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome one of the most important civil rights activists in American history, Dolores Huerta, to discuss her the new documentary about her lifeRead more about DOLORES[...]
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm
“To me the idea that it will be largely confined to people’s living rooms seems absurd.” – Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader “Shot in bright, cinematic widescreen by DP Darius Khondji, this Netflix-produced feature belongs onRead more about OKJA[...]
Nov 3 @ 11:00 pm
If our screenings of Halloween didn’t satiate your hunger for John Carpenter, join us Friday, November 3rd at 11pm as we present Carpenter’s gonzo 1986 blend of action-adventure, comedy, sci-fi, romance, and horror, Big TroubleRead more about BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA[...]
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm
“To me the idea that it will be largely confined to people’s living rooms seems absurd.” – Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader “Shot in bright, cinematic widescreen by DP Darius Khondji, this Netflix-produced feature belongs onRead more about OKJA[...]
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm
“To me the idea that it will be largely confined to people’s living rooms seems absurd.” – Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader “Shot in bright, cinematic widescreen by DP Darius Khondji, this Netflix-produced feature belongs onRead more about OKJA[...]
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm
On Saturday, November 4th at 5:30pm, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome one of the most important civil rights activists in American history, Dolores Huerta, to discuss her the new documentary about her lifeRead more about DOLORES + Discussion and Q&A with Dolores Huerta[...]
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm
“To me the idea that it will be largely confined to people’s living rooms seems absurd.” – Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader “Shot in bright, cinematic widescreen by DP Darius Khondji, this Netflix-produced feature belongs onRead more about OKJA[...]

 

Support Your Local Cinema

Here are a few ways you an help

Film Club Membership

As Orange County’s only non-profit, independent art house cinema, we rely on support from film lovers like you to keep our doors open and our screens lit, and Memberships are the perfect way to lend your support throughout the year!

Donating

All gifts will go a long way in helping us be OC's year-round film festival. Your support allows us to continue to serve fellow nonprofit, arts, and education organizations, by means of collaborative events and fundraisers. We accept both one time and recurring donations.

Volunteering

Join The Frida Cinema team! Our volunteers are the heart of The Frida Cinema. Whether you need to fulfill volunteer hours for school or you are just passionate about film, we have opportunities of all kinds. Contact us to learn about what opportunities are available and let us know how you can help!

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