KINO! Germany Now!

We’re very excited to partner with KINO! Germany NOW! to present a handpicked selection of Germany’s most promising narrative and documentary films that premiered within the last year, many of them directed by women.

#BLM: Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, The Frida Cinema curated a collection of fifteen films spanning over 100 years of cinematic storytelling.

Frida After Dark: March 2020

Frida After Dark

With not two but five audience-engaging events, the experiential aspect of FAD is really gonna shine through with YOU, the audience!

Neon Nightmares:<BR>so beautiful and so dangerous

The Neon Demon

What makes neon so alluring? Is it the distinct glow it projects against the dark night sky? Its plentiful radiant colors? The way it evokes the bright technicolor allure of the future yet somehow also recalls the grungy aesthetics of the past?

Frida After Dark: February 2020

Frida After Dark

Spring hasn’t sprung quite yet, but February ushers in the season of love! Whether you’re going steady, happily single, or a member of the Lonely Hearts Club, this unique Frida After Dark lineup will have you seeing red in the best way possible! With “sensual” roses, painted lips, and buckets of blood abound, we’re wasting no opportunity to jam-pack all twenty-nine days!

Director of the Month: John Waters

John Waters

From a young age Waters was attracted to the strange and macabre. His desire to be in show business started following a guest appearance in the “peanut gallery” on the classic children’s television show Howdy Doody. While most children might become disillusioned when seeing how their favorite television show functions, Waters saw this and wanted it to be his life.

Frida After Dark: December 2019

December Frida After Dark

Ho ho ho! Tis December once again and The Frida Cinema is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in style! Frida After Dark’s programming continues to bring fan favorites, cult classics, and obscure oddities into the spotlight but with all the jingle bells and whistles to make things merry and bright! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or nothing at all, the hilarity and madness this month is non-denominational – and as diverse as the holiday season itself!

The Films of Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

As a child, Scorsese suffered from debilitating asthma, with the only activity accessible to him being watching movies at the local movie theatre. In that darkened theatre, the four-year-old Scorsese became mesmerized by the images, sounds, and words emanating from the giant silver screen. This became his “unintentional film school”, feeding his desire to learn everything about movies.

Frida After Dark: November 2019

Frida After Dark November

Though October is dead and gone, there’s no need to despair! The thrills and chills never stop at The Frida Cinema thanks to our most spook-tacular series, Frida After Dark! A dedicated celebration of all things cult classic and crowd-pleasing, weekend nights every month bring you all the bizarre mind-benders, macabre slashers, and zombie gore you crave all year-round.

The Films of Pedro Almodóvar

The Films of Pedro Almodóvar

Throughout September and October, The Frida Cinema presents a six-film retrospective of internationally-renowned Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar.

Frida After Dark: September 2019

Frida After Dark

Another month means another killer film lineup for our most eclectic series: FRIDA AFTER DARK. Dedicated to celebrating cult classics and crowd-pleasing hits alike, weekend nights at The Frida Cinema this month are guaranteed to satisfy your craving—epic explosions, titillating musicals, raunchy gore, and even existential dread. Whatever your vice, we at The Frida Cinema take pleasure in hosting screenings you won’t find anywhere else—and this month is no exception!

LGBTQ Pride 2019

This year’s OC LGBT Pride Parade and Festival returns to Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, June 22nd! The Frida Cinema is proud to participate in the festivities by presenting a series of classic films over the next month – many in partnership with wonderful organizations – ranging from cult classics that keep LGBT audiences howling […]

All About Arnie

This month, The Frida Cinema celebrates THE quintessential action star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has brought us classic action, family, comedy.