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Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27!

Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27!

On September 27th, The Frida Cinema pays tribute to the late, great Burt Reynolds. with special screenings of his beloved 1979 box office smash, Smokey and the Bandit.  Over the course of nearly six decades in Hollywood, Reynolds was a trailblazer on the silver screen, accomplishing an unprecedented five year run in the late 70s-andRead more about Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27![…]

Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana!

Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana!

Join us Wednesday, September 12 at 8pm for a special screening of Julie Taymor’s Academy Award-winning 2002 film FRIDA, featuring Salma Hayek in her Oscar-nominated, career-highlighting performance as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Proceeds from this screening will be donated towards the production costs of Viva la Vida Santa Ana, a free, family friendly cultural eventRead more about Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana![…]

Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage!

Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage!

From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes feverishly-anticipated action-thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough!  Our one-week run kicks off with a special 8pm screening on Thursday the 13th which will be followed by a PRE-TAPED (not live or in person!) Q&A with Nicolas Cage and director Panos Cosmatos! Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD.Read more about Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage![…]

LA QUINCEAÑERA TO OPEN 2018 HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

LA QUINCEAÑERA TO OPEN 2018 HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

Got your Weekend Passes yet?  The 2018 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (HIFF) announces their opening night film: La Quinceañera, a brutal tale of family and revenge, co-created by genre veterans Gigi Saul Guerrero and Shane McKenzie! With support from Luchagore Productions and  Stage 13, HIFF will be showing the digital episodic series as a feature-length versionRead more about LA QUINCEAÑERA TO OPEN 2018 HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL![…]

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![…]

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![…]