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CONGRATS TO MARTIN W. & KATIE M., WINNERS OF OUR "BATMAN RETURNS" DRIVE-IN SCREENING TICKETS!
WATCHMEN wins out as we ask: What's your favorite cinematic comic book/graphic novel adaptation?
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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, GREMLINS, & DIE HARD LEAD NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR DECEMBER DRIVE-IN LINEUP!
Oh, the weather outside is frightful...but it's always cozy in your car!  We are excited to announce that our Pop-Up Drive-In series will continue in December -- including three classic titles that have become annual Frida Cinema Christmas-season staples!
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CURFEW: EARLIER DRIVE-IN START TIMES, "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" POSTPONED
In order to comply with the California Stay at Home curfew, please note that all upcoming Drive-Ins have been moved the an earlier start time of 7PM.  The only exception is our The Lord of the Rings trilogy weekend, which we are postponing altogether to early 2021.
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OUR DOORS MAY BE CLOSED, BUT OUR SCREENINGS CONTINUE THROUGH STREAMING AND DRIVE-IN CINEMA!
Although our doors may be closed, we are continuing to meet our mission by offering you new art house releases via our Streaming Cinema, as well as Drive-In screenings where you can enjoy great films from the comfort and safety of your cars. Please stay safe out there!
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“Thought-provoking, disturbingly captivating” -- a look at MINOR PREMISE, now streaming at The Frida.

“Thought-provoking, disturbingly captivating” — a look at MINOR PREMISE, now streaming at The Frida.

As a darkly, suspenseful science fiction film, director/co-writer Eric Schultz’s Minor Premise presents an underlying dialogue on the larger topic of mental health and the “true self.” I was bound to the screen. If this were a book, it’d be a page turner. The unpredictability of the film parallels the uncharted territories of the human brain. Dr. Ethan Kochar (Sathya Sridharan) battles his emotions surrounding his brilliant father’s recent passing by throwing himself into his work. He uses himself as a guinea pig, pushing away his former lover turned lab partner, Alli (Paton Ashbrook), in the process. His work exacerbates his already questionable mental state when he manages to isolate nine sections of his consciousness, each of which takes turns interacting with Alli, whose role evolves from girlfriend to lab partner as she aims to set boundaries with an increasingly unhinged Ethan. Despite a slow start, Justin Derry’s creative cinematography
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The Gothic Holiday of Batman Returns

The Gothic Holiday of Batman Returns

Where do I even start? This is probably the only question one can ask when they have just watched Batman Returns for the first time only two hours ago, and it's gradually becoming more difficult to imagine returning to the version of myself who had somehow spent 24 years unaware of the operatic, relentlessly Gothic, kink-laden masterwork that Tim Burton dove headfirst into creating. And yet, for its cosmic level of irreverence on full display-- from Danny DeVito sailing through a sewage system on a giant rubber duck, to Michelle Pfeiffer exiting out of a scene by doing an endless amount of backflips, slowly rising through the drains of those snowy metropolitan streets is an undercurrent of tragedy and intersecting trauma. You only need to watch the opening minute of  to realize that your preconceived notion of what a Batman film directed by Tim Burton would look like is probably
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Top 5 Queen Music Videos

My favorite band in the world is, without a doubt, Queen. For as long as I can remember, I just love how they can produce music in multiple different styles and genres while still containing a familiar feel across it all. Not to mention their music is just very good in general. In celebration of the Frida's Drive-In screening of the band's biographical film, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), I'll be presenting my personal top five favorite Queen music videos!
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CONGRATS TO MARTIN W. & KATIE M., WINNERS OF OUR "BATMAN RETURNS" DRIVE-IN SCREENING TICKETS!

CONGRATS TO MARTIN W. & KATIE M., WINNERS OF OUR “BATMAN RETURNS” DRIVE-IN SCREENING TICKETS!

WATCHMEN wins out as we ask: What's your favorite cinematic comic book/graphic novel adaptation?
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10 Horror Essentials From 1980

10 Horror Essentials From 1980

1980 was an amazing year for groundbreaking and entertaining horror films. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Frida drive-in screening of The Shining, on November 27th, we highlight ten horror films every film fan should see.
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Frida Mixtapes: 5 Indigenous Films

Frida Mixtapes: 5 Indigenous Films

As we go into a holiday celebrating the history of America, it is important to understand the other, less glamorous, perspectives. This list compiles some of the best Indigenous films, that are often largely unseen.
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Best Dysfunctional Family Movies

Best Dysfunctional Family Movies

The holiday season is the time for dysfunctional family gatherings. Here's a list of 4 of the best Dysfunctional Family movies.
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The Shining: 40 Years Later

The Shining: 40 Years Later

As The Shining celebrates it's 40th anniversary this year, here is a deep dive into the film's complicated history.
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CURFEW: EARLIER DRIVE-IN START TIMES, "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" POSTPONED

CURFEW: EARLIER DRIVE-IN START TIMES, “THE LORD OF THE RINGS” POSTPONED

In order to comply with the California Stay at Home curfew, please note that all upcoming Drive-Ins have been moved the an earlier start time of 7PM.  The only exception is our The Lord of the Rings trilogy weekend, which we are postponing altogether to early 2021.
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