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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, 2014, 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

Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm
From classic cult and exploitation cinema distributors Blue Underground comes a brand new 4K Restoration of Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci’s 1979 masterwork, Zombie! Packaged and marketed as Zombi 2 (despite not being a sequel atRead more about ZOMBIE (1979): Lucio Fulci 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm
From classic cult and exploitation cinema distributors Blue Underground comes a brand new 4K Restoration of Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci’s 1979 masterwork, Zombie! Packaged and marketed as Zombi 2 (despite not being a sequel atRead more about ZOMBIE (1979): Lucio Fulci 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
From classic cult and exploitation cinema distributors Blue Underground comes a brand new 4K Restoration of Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci’s 1979 masterwork, Zombie! Packaged and marketed as Zombi 2 (despite not being a sequel atRead more about ZOMBIE (1979): Lucio Fulci 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Join us Thursday, October 18th as Los Angeles Arts Society presents their first LA Arts Society Haunted House Party! Doors open at 7:00pm with LIVE hair-raising music by NEW EVIL!, a raffle with peculiar prizes,Read more about ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE: THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) + Opening Performance by NEW EVIL – Presented by L.A. Arts Society[...]
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
An action-packed French/Japanese co-production Studio 4ºC, creators of Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game, rip-roaring cult-classic-to-be MFKZ (aka Mutafukaz) comes to The Frida Cinema October 12 – 18, featuring GKids’ brand new English dub with the voices of rappersRead more about MFKZ[...]
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Experience two of the most terrifying and unrelenting horror films of the 21st Century back-to-back, as we present a Double Feature of Danny Boyle’s 2002 classic 28 Days Later, followed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s intenseRead more about 28 DAYS LATER + 28 WEEKS LATER: Double Feature![...]
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm Sunnyside Cemetery
On October 19, we are so very excited to return to Long Beach’s historic Sunnyside Cemetery for a FREE evening of outdoor cinema under the stars, as we present a double-feature of Young Frankenstein (1974) andRead more about Sunnyside Cemetery: Young Frankenstein + The Bride of Frankenstein FREE Double Feature! Presented by the Port of Long Beach[...]
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Experience two of the most terrifying and unrelenting horror films of the 21st Century back-to-back, as we present a Double Feature of Danny Boyle’s 2002 classic 28 Days Later, followed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s intenseRead more about 28 DAYS LATER + 28 WEEKS LATER: Double Feature![...]
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 19 @ 11:00 pm
One of the most notorious grindhouse horror films ever, William Lustig’s 1980 shocker Maniac has been given a 4K Restoration by cult cinema distributors Blue Underground – and on October 19 and 20 at 11pm,Read more about MANIAC (1980): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
What happens with the ultra-stylish Goth sensibilities of Tim Burton meet up with one of musical theater’s darkest productions by acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim?  Throw in buckets upon buckets of gore, and you’veRead more about SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Presented by South Coast Repertory Theater[...]
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 20 @ 11:00 pm
One of the most notorious grindhouse horror films ever, William Lustig’s 1980 shocker Maniac has been given a 4K Restoration by cult cinema distributors Blue Underground – and on October 19 and 20 at 11pm,Read more about MANIAC (1980): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm
Experience two of the most terrifying and unrelenting horror films of the 21st Century back-to-back, as we present a Double Feature of Danny Boyle’s 2002 classic 28 Days Later, followed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s intenseRead more about 28 DAYS LATER + 28 WEEKS LATER: Double Feature![...]
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrate the career of the late, great Tobe Hooper with his 1974 masterpiece of terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – restored and remastered by MPI International in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! Five youths on aRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974): 4K Restoration[...]
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Experience two of the most terrifying and unrelenting horror films of the 21st Century back-to-back, as we present a Double Feature of Danny Boyle’s 2002 classic 28 Days Later, followed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s intenseRead more about 28 DAYS LATER + 28 WEEKS LATER: Double Feature![...]

 

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

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MANDY has been extended one more week! Daily screenings through Thursday!

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A Look Into the Life of Julie Taymor, the Visionary Director of “Frida” and “Across the Universe”

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Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27!

On September 27th, The Frida Cinema pays tribute to the late, great Burt Reynolds. with special screenings of his beloved

Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana!

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Volunteer Spotlight: BRYAN TERRY

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“THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL” is a Must-See!

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Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage!

From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes feverishly-anticipated action-thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough!  Our one-week

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Got your Weekend Passes yet?  The 2018 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (HIFF) announces their opening night film: La Quinceañera, a brutal