Our Story

Our Story

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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Calendar

 

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

Jun 17 @ 4:30 pm
Universally considered one of the greatest Hollywood musicals, directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Frida! Set at the dawn of talking pictures, Singin’ in theRead more about SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN[...]
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm
  His Dudeness graces The Frida Cinema as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Big Lebowski!  Irreverent, surreal, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant, this genre-mashing cult classic from auteurs The Coen Brothers introduced a popRead more about THE BIG LEBOWSKI[...]
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
Universally considered one of the greatest Hollywood musicals, directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Frida! Set at the dawn of talking pictures, Singin’ in theRead more about SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN[...]
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
  His Dudeness graces The Frida Cinema as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Big Lebowski!  Irreverent, surreal, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant, this genre-mashing cult classic from auteurs The Coen Brothers introduced a popRead more about THE BIG LEBOWSKI[...]
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]
Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm
Our six-film tribute to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson concludes with 1999’s Magnolia. There’s ambitious cinema…and then there’s Anderson’s sprawling epic Magnolia.  A potent mix of character-driven drama and sophisticated, dark comedy that interweavesRead more about MAGNOLIA: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]
Jun 18 @ 3:30 pm
Universally considered one of the greatest Hollywood musicals, directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Frida! Set at the dawn of talking pictures, Singin’ in theRead more about SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN[...]
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm
Our six-film tribute to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson concludes with 1999’s Magnolia. There’s ambitious cinema…and then there’s Anderson’s sprawling epic Magnolia.  A potent mix of character-driven drama and sophisticated, dark comedy that interweavesRead more about MAGNOLIA: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm
Universally considered one of the greatest Hollywood musicals, directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Frida! Set at the dawn of talking pictures, Singin’ in theRead more about SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN[...]
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Our six-film tribute to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson concludes with 1999’s Magnolia. There’s ambitious cinema…and then there’s Anderson’s sprawling epic Magnolia.  A potent mix of character-driven drama and sophisticated, dark comedy that interweavesRead more about MAGNOLIA: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
Jun 18 @ 8:30 pm
Universally considered one of the greatest Hollywood musicals, directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Frida! Set at the dawn of talking pictures, Singin’ in theRead more about SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN[...]
Jun 19 @ 11:30 am
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]
Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm
Our six-film tribute to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson concludes with 1999’s Magnolia. There’s ambitious cinema…and then there’s Anderson’s sprawling epic Magnolia.  A potent mix of character-driven drama and sophisticated, dark comedy that interweavesRead more about MAGNOLIA: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm
Our six-film tribute to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson concludes with 1999’s Magnolia. There’s ambitious cinema…and then there’s Anderson’s sprawling epic Magnolia.  A potent mix of character-driven drama and sophisticated, dark comedy that interweavesRead more about MAGNOLIA: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm
  His Dudeness graces The Frida Cinema as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Big Lebowski!  Irreverent, surreal, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant, this genre-mashing cult classic from auteurs The Coen Brothers introduced a popRead more about THE BIG LEBOWSKI[...]
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED We apologize for any inconvenience.   On the big screen for the first time – digitally remastered for pristine vision and sound – CineLife Entertainment is proud to present the 25thRead more about CANCELLED – Yanni: Live at the Acropolis[...]
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Frida Cinema is present our next Film Club Member Screening:  director Adam Sobel’s powerful and provocative new documentary, The Workers Cup. In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world: theRead more about THE WORKERS CUP: Frida Cinema Film Club Screening[...]
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Our six-film tribute to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson concludes with 1999’s Magnolia. There’s ambitious cinema…and then there’s Anderson’s sprawling epic Magnolia.  A potent mix of character-driven drama and sophisticated, dark comedy that interweavesRead more about MAGNOLIA: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
Jun 19 @ 10:00 pm
  His Dudeness graces The Frida Cinema as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Big Lebowski!  Irreverent, surreal, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant, this genre-mashing cult classic from auteurs The Coen Brothers introduced a popRead more about THE BIG LEBOWSKI[...]
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Frida Cinema celebrates the life and career of actress Margot Kidder (Black Christmas, Sisters, The Amityville Horror) with the role that made her a pop icon – spunky reporter Lois Lane in the originalRead more about SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT[...]
Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]
Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm
The Frida Cinema celebrates the life and career of actress Margot Kidder (Black Christmas, Sisters, The Amityville Horror) with the role that made her a pop icon – spunky reporter Lois Lane in the originalRead more about SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT[...]
Jun 20 @ 3:30 pm
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]
Jun 20 @ 5:15 pm
The Frida Cinema celebrates the life and career of actress Margot Kidder (Black Christmas, Sisters, The Amityville Horror) with the role that made her a pop icon – spunky reporter Lois Lane in the originalRead more about SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT[...]
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Frida Cinema celebrates the life and career of actress Margot Kidder (Black Christmas, Sisters, The Amityville Horror) with the role that made her a pop icon – spunky reporter Lois Lane in the originalRead more about SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT[...]
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
On June 20th, The Frida Cinema is proud to join fellow Orange County businesses in this year’s Pride Week festivities with a special “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” screening of the classic 2004 comedy MeanRead more about MEAN GIRLS: Presented by OC LGBT Pride![...]
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am
Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.   When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters aRead more about BROTHERS OF THE WIND[...]

 

Support OC's Only Non-Profit Indie Cinema!

Here are a few ways you can participate with your support!

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!

THE BLOG

Director SCOTTY BAKER and guests join us for Tuesday & Wednesday night’s 5TH PASSENGER evening screenings!

We are excited to announce that writer/director Scotty Baker will be joining us in person for select screenings of his new

Third Show added to MST3K’s THE MADS as original shows come close to selling out!

The Mads Are Back!  And as our 8pm shows on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th inch closer and

PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE FOR HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

Calling all lovers of horror cinema!  The ninth annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival returns to Southern California August 31 – September 2

AKIRA showtimes extended through Wednesday!

ONE MORE DAY added to our run of legendary sci-fi cult classic Akira!   Catch encore screenings Tuesday, May 22nd and

The Frida Cinema celebrates Miloš Forman with ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and AMADEUS

Though Czechoslovakian filmmaker Miloš Forman, who passed away on April 13 at the age of 86, directed only 13 feature

PENELOPE SPHEERIS comes to The Frida with two Double Features – including THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION Parts I, II, & III!

Legendary director Penelope Spheeris is coming to The Frida! In celebration of the new 2K restorations of her acclaimed documentary trilogy The Decline

The 2018 Academy Award nominees for BEST SHORT come to The Frida! Here’s the full schedule!

The Frida Cinema is excited to continue its annual tradition of bringing our community the opportunity to experience this year’s

AWARDS VIEWING PARTY 2018! 3rd Annual FREE Event, Sunday March 4th!

Doors / Televised Arrivals: 4pm Awards: 5:30pm It’s that time again!  Join us Sunday, March 4th for Hollywood’s biggest night,