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Donate To The Frida’s Reopening Campaign

The Frida Cinema is reopening — and we need your help!!


World of Animation

Are you an Orange County student who is currently in, or about to enter. Grades 7th – 12th? If so, we invite you to register for our free Summer 2021 WORLD OF ANIMATION program! This online Film-viewing + Discussion program will take place every Tuesday afternoon at 3pm starting Tuesday, June 15h!


Scene Selections Episode 11: The “Style” Of Quentin Tarantino

This week, hosts Anthony and Miquela are joined by Frida blog writers Bradley Burke and Justina Bonilla to examine the sartorial design of Quentin Tarantino’s cinema.

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Big Screen Rewind

Join us this June for our Big Screen Rewind series, highlighting great movies of the past year that were denied a proper theatrical experience by the COVID pandemic.


Tools 4 Schools

Join the Frida Cinema in helping Tools 4 Schools gather backpacks and school supplies for kids in Santa Ana and neighboring communities!

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World Of Animation: Online Screening Program

TUESDAYS AT 3PM, JUNE 15TH – AUGUST 3RD ELIGIBILITY Students must be: 1) Currently enrolled in an Orange County-based school; and 2) Currently attending Grades …

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A Nightmare On Fourth Street: Marathon Fundraiser For The Frida

The Frida Cinema is reopening — and we need the help of our fellow film-lovers to make it happen! Announcing A Nightmare on Fourth Street: Marathon Fundraiser for The Frida!

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Punk The Capital – Screenings + Q&a’s

Relive the early days of punk with Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement, a dynamic portrait of the DC punk scene and philosophy. A …

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Aapi Heritage Month Series: Celebrating Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Throughout the month of May, The Frida Cinema is proud to present our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Film Series, a curated collection of films recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

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Scene Selections Episode 10: Live Q&a W/ Dr. Maja Gutman, Until The End Of The World

In partnership with the SCIENCE ON SCREEN initiative, the Frida Cinema is proud to host Dr. Maja Gutman, Ph.D and Professor Atalia Lopez for a live Q&A presentation following Wim Wenders’ monstrous 287-minute cut of Until The End Of The World (1991).

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Scene Selections Episode 9: Animation Special

On this goofy edition of Scene Selections, Anthony & Miquela are joined by animation fan Isa Bulnes-Shaw to discuss great scenes of animation in the last century.

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CinemaSafe Guidelines for Reopening

WE’RE BACK! The Frida Cinema’s doors have reopened, and our screens once again lit with great cinema! For the safety of our guests, volunteers, and …


Register For A Nightmare On Fourth Street: Marathon Fundraiser For The Frida Cinema!

The Frida Cinema is finally reopening — and we need help from our community of fellow film lovers to make it happen!
Join us as a fundraising Marathoner at A Nightmare on Fourth Street: Marathon Fundraiser for The Frida Cinema!  Share your love of our organization with your friends and social media followers on your own fundraising page, and ask them to sponsor the nightmarish cinematic odyssey you’ll be embarking on Saturday, May 15th, when we’ll invite you to sit back, relax, and try to stay awake! as big-screen horror icon Freddy Krueger slashes his way through eight classic films, presented back-to-back starting with 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, all the way through 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason!   Make it all the way through the series without falling asleep, and we’ll hook you up with an awesome prize!

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“Back to the Movies”: A Retrospective

“The movie theatre has become but a memory to most. Like what you’d have with a former lover, there’s a special kind of aching you feel when you long for something you can’t return to.”

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Welcome back volunteers!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!  THE FRIDA’S BACK! After over a year of closure, this April 20th we are reopening The Frida Cinema’s doors! Of course, we …