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Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm
This December, The Frida Cinema presents four film classics by acclaimed director, writer, and producer Ingmar Bergman: Wild Strawberries (December 2, 3 & 4), Persona (December 5 & 6), The Seventh Seal (December 10 &Read more about FANNY AND ALEXANDER – The Complete Television Version: The Films of Ingmar Bergman[...]
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm
Inspired by true events, this irreverent comedy revolves around Carolina, a dedicated mother of two girls married to Germán, a businessman and a womanizer enabled by his brother and partner Fernando. Just when Carolina decidesRead more about COMO MATAR A UN ESPOSO MUERTO: Hola Mexico Film Fest[...]
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm
Hailed by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro as one of the best Mexican films in recent years, Issa Lopez’s dark fantasy Vuelven (aka Tigers are Not Afraid) is a surprisingly heartfelt genre film that playfully surpassesRead more about VUELVEN: Hola Mexico Film Fest[...]
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Inspired by true events, this irreverent comedy revolves around Carolina, a dedicated mother of two girls married to Germán, a businessman and a womanizer enabled by his brother and partner Fernando. Just when Carolina decidesRead more about COMO MATAR A UN ESPOSO MUERTO: Hola Mexico Film Fest[...]
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
This December, The Frida Cinema presents four film classics by acclaimed director, writer, and producer Ingmar Bergman: Wild Strawberries (December 2, 3 & 4), Persona (December 5 & 6), The Seventh Seal (December 10 &Read more about FANNY AND ALEXANDER – The Complete Television Version: The Films of Ingmar Bergman[...]
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm
Kick off Christmas season at The Frida Cinema with Epic Pictures’ new holiday horror film Slay Belles! Eager to make the most out of their Christmas Eve, three cosplayers decide to break into Santa LandRead more about SLAY BELLES[...]
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
Experience the 4th Season Premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on the big screen at The Frida Cinema!  FREE viewing event! Fabulously breathless drag hostess Isabella Xochitl returns with her glamorous co-host Electra KuteRead more about RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS SEASON 4 PREMIERE – Free Viewing Event![...]
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm
In Lars von Trier’s controversial new thriller The House that Jack Built, we follow the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) through five incidents – and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development asRead more about THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT[...]
Dec 14 @ 11:30 pm
HO! HO! HO! The Frida Cinema’s resident performance troupe K.A.O.S. returns on Friday, December 14th with their annual Holiday-themed “shadow cast” of the immortal 1975 cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Bust outRead more about THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Featuring Live Shadow Cast by K.A.O.S.[...]
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm The Frida Cinema
A month chock-full of Holiday favorites isn’t complete without 1990’s Home Alone! A surprise runaway smash hit that ultimately became the year’s biggest film ($619M adjusted for inflation!), Home Alone stars Macaulay Culkin in his iconicRead more about HOME ALONE[...]
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm The Frida Cinema
A month chock-full of Holiday favorites isn’t complete without 1990’s Home Alone! A surprise runaway smash hit that ultimately became the year’s biggest film ($619M adjusted for inflation!), Home Alone stars Macaulay Culkin in his iconicRead more about HOME ALONE[...]
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm The Frida Cinema
A month chock-full of Holiday favorites isn’t complete without 1990’s Home Alone! A surprise runaway smash hit that ultimately became the year’s biggest film ($619M adjusted for inflation!), Home Alone stars Macaulay Culkin in his iconicRead more about HOME ALONE[...]
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
Head for the hills! Or rather, head for The Frida Cinema as Los Angeles Arts Society presents original 1954 classic Godzilla, (ゴジラ Gojira), stomping into town on Saturday, December 15th! Released in 1954, Ishiro Honda’s GodzillaRead more about GODZILLA (1954) + ISHIRO HONDA: A LIFE IN FILM Q&A/Book Signing – Presented by Los Angeles Arts Society[...]
Dec 15 @ 10:30 pm
In Lars von Trier’s controversial new thriller The House that Jack Built, we follow the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) through five incidents – and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development asRead more about THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT[...]
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am
This December, The Frida Cinema presents four film classics by acclaimed director, writer, and producer Ingmar Bergman: Wild Strawberries (December 2, 3 & 4), Persona (December 5 & 6), The Seventh Seal (December 10 &Read more about FANNY AND ALEXANDER – The Complete Television Version: The Films of Ingmar Bergman[...]
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm The Frida Cinema
A month chock-full of Holiday favorites isn’t complete without 1990’s Home Alone! A surprise runaway smash hit that ultimately became the year’s biggest film ($619M adjusted for inflation!), Home Alone stars Macaulay Culkin in his iconicRead more about HOME ALONE[...]
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm The Frida Cinema
A month chock-full of Holiday favorites isn’t complete without 1990’s Home Alone! A surprise runaway smash hit that ultimately became the year’s biggest film ($619M adjusted for inflation!), Home Alone stars Macaulay Culkin in his iconicRead more about HOME ALONE[...]
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm
In Lars von Trier’s controversial new thriller The House that Jack Built, we follow the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) through five incidents – and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development asRead more about THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT[...]
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm
It’s that time again! One of our most anticipated annual programming traditions lives on as the 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida! This year’s selection of fifteen thought-provoking, poignant, and veryRead more about The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows[...]
Dec 17 @ 2:30 pm
Christmastime is coming – and so is animated masterpiece Tokyo Godfathers, on its way back to The Frida Cinema for the second year as a Holiday-season tradition! On a snowy Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless friendsRead more about TOKYO GODFATHERS[...]

 

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THE BLOG

HOLA MEXICO Film Festival comes to The Frida Cinema December 7th – 13th!

This December, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome the 2018 Hola Mexico Film Festival! The largest touring festival of Mexican

Dubbed and Subbed Versions of new GKIDS anime adventure MIRAI coming to The Frida!

From acclaimed animation filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast) and GKIDS comes the breathtaking animated adventure Mirai! 

The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees are…

It’s Awards Season again!  The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced this morning by Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich

Actor ZACH GALLIGAN joins us December 7 & 8 with GREMLINS!

“Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight….”  It

Tickets now available for December 6th encore screening of Neil Breen’s TWISTED PAIR! Tonight’s show Sold Out!

Encore Screening! Our November screening of writer-director Neil Breen’s latest opus sold out!  So we’re giving you a second chance to

Calling all Public Image Ltd (PiL) fans! See new doc THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN at The Frida – and the band at The Observatory!

After the breakup of legendary UK punk band Sex Pistols, John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) formed Public Image Ltd (PiL),

Actress BARBARA MAGNOLFI joins us October 5th at 7:30pm with Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA!

Join us this Friday, October 5th, for our 7:30pm screening of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic Suspiria, which will be followed

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

Panos Cosmatos’ sensational Mandy is now The Frida Cinema’s #1 top-grossing first-run film since we opened in 2014! We’re keeping it

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

This month, The Frida Cinema is proudly screening Frida and Across the Universe, two extraordinary films directed by a visionary