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Joan Jett documentary BAD REPUTATION comes to The Frida on September 26th!

Joan Jett documentary BAD REPUTATION comes to The Frida on September 26th!

    A cavalcade of music icons including Debbie Harry, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna, and Rodney Bingenheimer lend their voices and stories in celebration of rock pioneer Joan Jett in Bad Reputation, a new documentary screening one night only at The Frida – Wednesday, September 26th! Joan Jett became world famous thanks to the #1 hitRead more about Joan Jett documentary BAD REPUTATION comes to The Frida on September 26th![…]

“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?”  DAVID LYNCH MONTH comes to The Frida this August.

“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?” DAVID LYNCH MONTH comes to The Frida this August.

An uncompromising auteur who is often cited as a genius and one of the best filmmakers of our time, while still remaining one of cinema’s most polarizing visionaries, David Lynch is a four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Cannes award-winner whose enigmatic work in film, music, and television have achieved both cult and critical acclaim.  This month,Read more about “It’s a strange world, isn’t it?” DAVID LYNCH MONTH comes to The Frida this August.[…]

The Frida Cinema bids farewell to screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto

The Frida Cinema bids farewell to screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto

This month, The Frida Cinema has been honoring the works of iconic and highly-influencial Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, with a retrospective of six of his most acclaimed films.  Five of these –Seven Samurai, Ikiru, The Hidden Fortress, Throne of Blood, and Rashomon – were written or co-written by Shinobu Hashimoto, one of Japan’s most prolific screenwriters who wrote over 70 filmsRead more about The Frida Cinema bids farewell to screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto[…]

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

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 tale of science-fiction terror, 5th Passenger!  Scotty will be discussing his film following our 9:30pm screening on Tuesday, June 12th, as well as both our 7:30pm and 9:30pm screenings on Wednesday, June 13th!     JoiningRead more about Director SCOTTY BAKER and guests join us for Tuesday & Wednesday night’s 5TH PASSENGER evening screenings![…]

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

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 closer to selling out, we are excited to announce the addition of a 2:30pm show on Saturday, June 30th! Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s “TV’s Frank” Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worstRead more about Third Show added to MST3K’s THE MADS as original shows come close to selling out![…]

PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE FOR HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

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 – at its new home, The Frida Cinema! A three-day celebration of the horror genre, showcasing short and feature-length films (it’s not too late to submit your film!), Horrible Imaginings Film Festival’s mission is to amplifyRead more about PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE FOR HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL![…]