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1ST ANNUAL OC DESIGN FILM FEST TO FEATURE SCREENINGS OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS AND SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, EMMY-AWARD WINNERS, AND MORE!

1ST ANNUAL OC DESIGN FILM FEST TO FEATURE SCREENINGS OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS AND SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, EMMY-AWARD WINNERS, AND MORE!

On Sunday, September 16, join us for the first-ever OC Design Film Fest, presented by and benefiting the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Orange County Chapter!  $30 Tickets include TWO feature films – Steel Magnolias, and Something’s Gotta Give – plus live speakers, and popcorn and soda!  Or get a “Dress Circle” ticketRead more about 1ST ANNUAL OC DESIGN FILM FEST TO FEATURE SCREENINGS OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS AND SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, EMMY-AWARD WINNERS, AND MORE![…]

8:30PM Encore Added to our SOLD OUT October 1 Screening of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA – New 4K Restoration by Synapse Films!

8:30PM Encore Added to our SOLD OUT October 1 Screening of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA – New 4K Restoration by Synapse Films!

Easily our most-requested horror classic – especially over the last few months, thanks to buzz about an unearthed uncut version painstakingly restored by the good folks at Synapse Films – Dario Argento’s Suspiria finally comes to The Frida on Sunday, October 1 – kicking off a full month of horror classics at The Frida!  OurRead more about 8:30PM Encore Added to our SOLD OUT October 1 Screening of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA – New 4K Restoration by Synapse Films![…]

September is WES ANDERSON MONTH at The Frida!

September is WES ANDERSON MONTH at The Frida!

Pastels, literature references, dysfunctional families, and a ton of Bill Murray – it’s Wes Anderson Month at The Frida!  We’re giving you the four you’ve asked for the most, starting on September 6th with 2002’s The Royal Tenenbaums! THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS Wednesday, Sept. 6th – 5:30pm, 8pm Thursday, Sept. 7th – 5:30pm, 8pm Sunday, Sept. 10th – 7:30pmRead more about September is WES ANDERSON MONTH at The Frida![…]

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME TO GET CRITERION COLLECTION RELEASE ON OCTOBER 17!

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME TO GET CRITERION COLLECTION RELEASE ON OCTOBER 17!

Here’s some good news for you Twin Peaksfans as you struggle to wait another full week before Episode 11 – the Criterion Collection, beloved source of lovingly-restored cult, art house, and international cinema, has just announced that they’ll be releasing a special edition of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me on October 17!  What’s more, you can pre-order it right now!Read more about TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME TO GET CRITERION COLLECTION RELEASE ON OCTOBER 17![…]

SKYPE Q&A WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR AMAT ESCALANTE after this Thursday, August 17’s 8PM screening of THE UNTAMED!

SKYPE Q&A WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR AMAT ESCALANTE after this Thursday, August 17’s 8PM screening of THE UNTAMED!

Thursday’s final screening of The Untamed (La region salvaje) will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the film’s visionary writer/director, Amat Escalante! Amat will be speaking to our audience from his home in Mexico City about his extraordinary genre-bending new film, which has taken art house cinemas by storm – and for which heRead more about SKYPE Q&A WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR AMAT ESCALANTE after this Thursday, August 17’s 8PM screening of THE UNTAMED![…]

The Criterion Collection at Your Fingertips – With an L.A. Library Card

The Criterion Collection at Your Fingertips – With an L.A. Library Card

The good folks at the Criterion Collection are tirelessly remastering and re-releasing quality films from around the world, but they’re presently on a parallel mission – to encourage folks not to forget the value and magic of a good book… A valid Los Angeles Public Library card has already hooked readers up with some fantastic perks,Read more about The Criterion Collection at Your Fingertips – With an L.A. Library Card[…]

Celebrate 50 Years of Filmmaking by LLOYD KAUFMAN, this July at The Frida Cinema!

Celebrate 50 Years of Filmmaking by LLOYD KAUFMAN, this July at The Frida Cinema!

What’s more exciting than seeing eight of Troma Entertainment founder Lloyd Kaufman’s most celebrated films on the big screen, paired off into four single-ticket Double Features?   Getting to meet the man himself at The Frida Cinema on July 20th! Join us as we dedicate our The Directors series to one of cinema’s greatest livingRead more about Celebrate 50 Years of Filmmaking by LLOYD KAUFMAN, this July at The Frida Cinema![…]

OC Pride presents LGBT ICONS: Five Films, ALL Free-of-Charge!  This Saturday during OC LGBT Pride!

OC Pride presents LGBT ICONS: Five Films, ALL Free-of-Charge! This Saturday during OC LGBT Pride!

Orange County LGBT Pride Parade and Festival returns to Downtown Santa Ana Saturday, June 24!  The Frida Cinema is turning over both of our auditoriums to this exciting annual community event, with panel discussion series PRIDE SPEAKS in one of our rooms, and in the other, a series of films showcasing and celebrating some of cinema’sRead more about OC Pride presents LGBT ICONS: Five Films, ALL Free-of-Charge! This Saturday during OC LGBT Pride![…]

Director ALBERTO BARBOZA and actor MIGUEL ANGEL CABALLERO coming to Sunday’s 4pm Screening of CRY NOW!

Director ALBERTO BARBOZA and actor MIGUEL ANGEL CABALLERO coming to Sunday’s 4pm Screening of CRY NOW!

Confirmed!  Director ALBERTO BARBOZA and actor MIGUEL ANGEL CABALLERO will be joining us for a Q&A after Sunday’s 4PM screening of CRY NOW!  Sunday, June 4 11:30AM, 2PM, 4PM*, 7PM Click here for Advance Tickets! From director Alberto Barboza comes CRY NOW, an exhilarating tale of passion and creativity that takes us on a journeyRead more about Director ALBERTO BARBOZA and actor MIGUEL ANGEL CABALLERO coming to Sunday’s 4pm Screening of CRY NOW![…]