Discreet Poetry of Cinema: ‘Then Comes The Evening’ Online Screening & Conversation

On Sunday, December 20th at 1pm PST, join us as The Frida Cinema partners with South East European Film Festival for an exclusive award-season screening of acclaimed 2019 Serbian short film Then Comes the Evening. Click here for tickets! Winner of over a dozen international awards, Maja Novaković’s stunning debut has won over audiences at […]

Encore!! — Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol: Streaming Live Theater!



Join us for a night of live theater —
beamed into your home from Chicago!

The Frida Cinema is proud to join interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema in presenting their World Premiere online event Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol! Created for audiences of all ages, this live event is a visually and musically inventive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Holiday classic, specially staged and produced to broadcast directly to your home!
An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy has been recruited to channel her late husband Joe’s famous Christmas cheer. From the isolation of her studio apartment, she reconstructs his annual Christmas Carol puppet show – over a Zoom call while the family celebrates Christmas Eve under lockdown. But as Trudy becomes more absorbed in her own version of the story, the puppets take on a life of their own, and the family’s call transforms into a stunning cinematic adaptation of Dickens’s classic ghost story!

RetroPop Live! Halloween Adds “Chopping Mall” Cast & Crew

RetroPop Live! Halloween weekend show, October 16 & 17, just got even bigger! Today, RetroPop Media, Fearsome Figures, LiveXLive and The Frida Cinema announced that they have added the cast and crew from the 80’s cult classic film “Chopping Mall” to the ‘RetroPop Live! Halloween Drive-in Movie Double Feature” experience that kicks off the show, […]

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival: September 1st-7th, 2020

While film lovers continue to wait for movie theaters to re-open and enjoy the art of cinema with others, they can quench that thirst by enjoying the eleventh chapter of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, which will be held virtually this year. The festival, which has been held at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana the last two years, usually spans three days. But this year it will be held online from September 1-7 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Memories of Camp Frida

Camp Frida: I had begun an internship for the theater in July. By the time October rolled around, the event was coming up and it was looking like we would be short-handed with volunteers. Logan, The Frida’s founder, had kindly asked me if I would like to sign up for the night shift, 3am-9am. With nothing else better to do, and a desire to help out, I accepted.

Other Music: A Conversation with Bill Michelle, owner of Left of the Dial Records

– Live Stream – Other Music:A Conversation with Bill Michelle, owner of Left of the Dial Records Watch new documentary Other Music, opening Friday, April 17th at The Frida via at-home streaming!  Then join us this Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm as we talk to Bill Michelle, owner of Downtown Santa Ana indie record store […]