Writer/Director Tom Holland joins us IN PERSON with his classic 1985 tale of vampires, TV vampire hunters, teen angst, and 80’s style — Fright Night!
Our friends at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival – coming to The Frida August 31st – September 2nd! – are kicking off the terror early with this FREE screening! No need to RSVP – screening will be first-come first-served! We’ll have a line forming outside – Doors open at 7:30pm!
What happens when you’re a teenage boy and you suspect your nextdoor neighbor is a vampire who’s been killing off the locals? You call a vampire hunter, of course! Unfortunately for Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale), he’s a horror cinema junkie, so of course no one believes him (except best friend and fellow horrorhound “Evil” Ed (Stephen Geoffreys) – and the only vampire hunter he knows of is Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), a washed-up local-cable horror host who, like everyone else, thinks Charley is nuts. But when Charley finally convinces Peter to meet the mysterious Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon), Peter is shocked to find that the kid may be right – but will he have what it takes to actually become the vampire hunter he portrays, and in time to save Charley’s virginal girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse) from becoming Peter’s next victim?
A pitch-perfect blend of scares, laughs, and gruesome effects, Tom Holland’s Fright Night is a masterful genre-blender that was ahead of its time in paving the way for films Scream and Shaun of the Dead in successfully serving both comedy and terror, brimming with of-its-time style. Join us in welcoming visionary writer-director Tom Holland – who also gave horror lovers their beloved Chucky with his 1988 classic Child’s Play – to The Frida Cinema!
On Wednesday, March 30th, Grease is the word at 4th Street Market!
Our free evenings of film trivia & classic cinema return every last Wednesday of the month, starting at 7pm with a few rounds of Trivia, each round having something loosely to do with the film you’re about to see! Come by with your crew and scarf down on some food and drinks, and get ready to prevail against our defending champions! Winners get free passes to The Frida, and free food vouchers for 4th Street Market’s family of fine eateries!
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Then at 8:30pm, join us for a 40th Anniversary screening of Grease! (Yep… 40 Years!) Director Randal Kleiser’s hit musical – the highest-grossing film of 1978! – begins as teenagers Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) find love on a romantic 1950’s summer day. But when summer ends it’s back to high school – and everything that goes with it. As one of Rydell High’s bad-boy greaser T-Birds, Danny has to act cool for his pals; meanwhile Sandy falls in with the Pink Ladies, a group of rebellious girls led by the tough Rizzo (Stockard Channing). With both teens under pressure to act tough and be too-cool-for-love, will Danny and Sandy be able to rekindle their summer love?
Featuring beloved songs “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “You’re the One that I Want,” and karaoke staple “Summer Nights,” and a screenplay brimming with humor, double entendres, and some genuinely bittersweet moments of teen angst, Grease often finds itself celebrated as the greatest film adaptation of a Broadway musical, and continues to be a crowd-pleaser forty years after it took cinemas by storm.
Trivia starts at 7pm; Film starts at 8:30pm! Sign up for trivia and enjoy the movie! 4th Street Market’s diverse restaurants, bar, and dessert shops will be open ’til 9pm – see what this Downtown Santa Ana food collective has to offer at 4thstreetmarket.com! Grab a bite and enjoy a night of cinema under the stars – FREE, thanks to your hosts at 4th Street Market, in partnership with The Frida Cinema!