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The Frida Cinema is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema. Founded February 21, 2012, we are Orange County's year-round film festival, presenting quality independent, classic, student, short, anime, and avant-garde cinematic programming, complemented by community engagements, live concert events, and other diverse cultural experiences.

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Calendar

 

To view all movies playing this month checkout the full calendar HERE

Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
  The Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida Cinema for a one-week run opening December 8th!  Plus just confirmed – famed festival curator Ron Diamond will be joining us in person for allRead more about 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS[...]
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Here, we’ll settle the debate for you, okay?  Take it from The Frida Cinema, and countless of fellow repertory houses across America who program it for you every December — YES, Die Hard is aRead more about DIE HARD[...]
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm
  The Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida Cinema for a one-week run opening December 8th!  Plus just confirmed – famed festival curator Ron Diamond will be joining us in person for allRead more about 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS[...]
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
  The Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida Cinema for a one-week run opening December 8th!  Plus just confirmed – famed festival curator Ron Diamond will be joining us in person for allRead more about 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS[...]
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
Here, we’ll settle the debate for you, okay?  Take it from The Frida Cinema, and countless of fellow repertory houses across America who program it for you every December — YES, Die Hard is aRead more about DIE HARD[...]
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm
  The Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida Cinema for a one-week run opening December 8th!  Plus just confirmed – famed festival curator Ron Diamond will be joining us in person for allRead more about 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS[...]
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
  The Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida Cinema for a one-week run opening December 8th!  Plus just confirmed – famed festival curator Ron Diamond will be joining us in person for allRead more about 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS[...]
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
Prepare to take the ultimate cinematic head trip at the Frida Cinema as our four-film tribute to director Stanley Kubrick continues with his seminal 1968 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey! Initially premiering in 1968 –Read more about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm
  The Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida Cinema for a one-week run opening December 8th!  Plus just confirmed – famed festival curator Ron Diamond will be joining us in person for allRead more about 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS[...]
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Prepare to take the ultimate cinematic head trip at the Frida Cinema as our four-film tribute to director Stanley Kubrick continues with his seminal 1968 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey! Initially premiering in 1968 –Read more about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
When we announced our titles for our December tribute to Stanley Kubrick, we received quite a lot of messages asking: Where’s Barry Lyndon?  As you know, we hate to disappoint!  We’re giving you five opportunitiesRead more about BARRY LYNDON – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 15 @ 11:00 pm
This event is SOLD OUT! It’s Christmas in The Room! Throw on your ugliest Holiday sweater and bust out your plastic spoons – Tommy Wiseau’s The Room returns to The Frida Cinema on Friday, DecemberRead more about *** SOLD OUT! *** THE ROOM: Holiday Edition![...]
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
JCS fans, rejoice!  Ted Neeley is coming back to The Frida! Celebrated as arguably the best rock opera ever written, 1973 classic Jesus Christ Superstar is based on a concept album project written by Andrew LloydRead more about JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Ted Neeley in Person![...]
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm
Here, we’ll settle the debate for you, okay?  Take it from The Frida Cinema, and countless of fellow repertory houses across America who program it for you every December — YES, Die Hard is aRead more about DIE HARD[...]
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
JCS fans, rejoice!  Ted Neeley is coming back to The Frida – for our very first Jesus Christ Superstar SING-ALONG!! Sing along to what is arguably the best rock opera ever written, 1973 classic JesusRead more about JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR **SING-ALONG!!** – Ted Neeley in Person![...]
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm
JCS fans, rejoice!  Ted Neeley is coming back to The Frida! Celebrated as arguably the best rock opera ever written, 1973 classic Jesus Christ Superstar is based on a concept album project written by Andrew LloydRead more about JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Ted Neeley in Person![...]
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm
When we announced our titles for our December tribute to Stanley Kubrick, we received quite a lot of messages asking: Where’s Barry Lyndon?  As you know, we hate to disappoint!  We’re giving you five opportunitiesRead more about BARRY LYNDON – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
When we announced our titles for our December tribute to Stanley Kubrick, we received quite a lot of messages asking: Where’s Barry Lyndon?  As you know, we hate to disappoint!  We’re giving you five opportunitiesRead more about BARRY LYNDON – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm
Prepare to take the ultimate cinematic head trip at the Frida Cinema as our four-film tribute to director Stanley Kubrick continues with his seminal 1968 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey! Initially premiering in 1968 –Read more about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm
When we announced our titles for our December tribute to Stanley Kubrick, we received quite a lot of messages asking: Where’s Barry Lyndon?  As you know, we hate to disappoint!  We’re giving you five opportunitiesRead more about BARRY LYNDON – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm
“Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight….”  It isn’t Christmas without Gremlins, director Joe Dante and producer Steven Spielberg’s 1984 classic! Advance ticketsRead more about GREMLINS[...]
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm
When we announced our titles for our December tribute to Stanley Kubrick, we received quite a lot of messages asking: Where’s Barry Lyndon?  As you know, we hate to disappoint!  We’re giving you five opportunitiesRead more about BARRY LYNDON – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm
“Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight….”  It isn’t Christmas without Gremlins, director Joe Dante and producer Steven Spielberg’s 1984 classic! Advance ticketsRead more about GREMLINS[...]
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm 4th Street Market
With a month chock-full of Holiday favorites, you didn’t think we’d let December pass us by without Home Alone, did you?  We’re back at 4th Street Market on Wednesday, December 20 with another FREE night of outdoor cinema &Read more about HOME ALONE: 4th Street Market Free Outdoor Cinema + Movie Trivia![...]
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm
   Existential metropolitan soft-core horror film?  Feature-length hallucination?  Attempt at the weirdest Christmas movie ever made?  Whatever your take on Stanley Kubrick’s last film is, there’s no denying the mesmerizing power and visual beauty ofRead more about EYES WIDE SHUT – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm
   Existential metropolitan soft-core horror film?  Feature-length hallucination?  Attempt at the weirdest Christmas movie ever made?  Whatever your take on Stanley Kubrick’s last film is, there’s no denying the mesmerizing power and visual beauty ofRead more about EYES WIDE SHUT – Five by Stanley Kubrick[...]
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
On December 21 & 23, we are excited to once again partner with Crunchyroll to bring you an opportunity to see brand new anime on the big screen!  From the studio that brought you Naruto andRead more about BLACK CLOVER: Presented by Crunchyroll![...]
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm
“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around” at The Frida Cinema!  Fall in love with Love Actually all over again, Friday December 22nd at 7:30pm!  Encore screeningRead more about LOVE ACTUALLY[...]
Dec 22 @ 11:00 pm
On Friday, December 22, our friends at HorrorBuzz.com return to The Frida with another night of gruesome classic horror – and we’ve got quite a Holiday treat for our horror fans, as we present the brandRead more about CHRISTMAS EVIL: 4K Remaster presented by HorrorBuzz![...]
Dec 23 @ 1:30 pm
On December 21 & 23, we are excited to once again partner with Crunchyroll to bring you an opportunity to see brand new anime on the big screen!  From the studio that brought you Naruto andRead more about BLACK CLOVER: Presented by Crunchyroll![...]

 

Support Your Local Cinema

Here are a few ways you an help

Film Club Membership

As Orange County’s only non-profit, independent art house cinema, we rely on support from film lovers like you to keep our doors open and our screens lit, and Memberships are the perfect way to lend your support throughout the year!

Donating

All gifts will go a long way in helping us be OC's year-round film festival. Your support allows us to continue to serve fellow nonprofit, arts, and education organizations, by means of collaborative events and fundraisers. We accept both one time and recurring donations.

Volunteering

Join The Frida Cinema team! Our volunteers are the heart of The Frida Cinema. Whether you need to fulfill volunteer hours for school or you are just passionate about film, we have opportunities of all kinds. Contact us to learn about what opportunities are available and let us know how you can help!

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