The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival


First off — we miss you too!  It’s been way too long!  We hope you’re doing well, and can’t wait to re-open our doors and welcome you back to our home for cinema as soon as we can! In the weeks since we’ve been away, several of the film distributors we partner with worked fast […]

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The #SaveTheFrida Twitter Haikus

Earlier this month, we joined cinemas across the country in doing our part to help protect our communities from exposure to COVID-19 by doing what had previously seemed impossible — voluntarily shutting down our projectors, and closing our doors.  The immediately debilitating effects of this closure have led to us having to cut staff and […]

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Corpus Christi – NOW STREAMING!

STREAMING NOW! A 2019 Oscar nominee for Best International Film of the Year, and winner of over 40 international awards, director Jan Komasa’s Corpus Christi (Boze Cialo) is now available via streaming from The Frida Cinema!  Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Film Movement, you can experience Corpus Christi in the comfort of your […]

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Fantastic Fungi – NOW STREAMING!

NOW STREAMING! The show must go on!!  One of our most highly anticipated movies before our temporary closure is now available for you to experience — from the comfort of your own home, celebrate Fantastic Fungi Day by streaming Fantastic Fungi: The Mushroom Movie! Fantastic Fungi: The Mushroom Movie is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 […]

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The Frida Cinema is Closed Until Further Notice

In response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, and in consideration and concern for our staff, volunteers, and you, our fellow film lovers, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all films and operations effective Saturday, March 14th. We hope to resume programming onFriday, April 3rd. We will be closely monitoring announcements from the CDC […]

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Frida After Dark: March 2020

Frida After Dark

It’s a new month, which means a brand new lineup for Frida After Dark. Our most eclectic series, FAD celebrates late-night cult classics and fan favorites spanning the genre spectrum. This March calendar may feel like Halloween has come early this year, and frankly, we wouldn’t have it any other way! With not two but […]

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Max von Sydow

Max Von Sydow

It is with great sadness that The Frida Cinema honors Max von Sydow, who passed Sunday, March 8th at 90 years old. The prolific Swedish actor was credited with over 100 roles spanning seven decades, including multiple films by Ingmar Bergman, the titular role in 1973’s The Exorcist, and more recently, Star Wars: Episode VII […]

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Volunteer of the Month Sydney Dayan on Twilight


Twilight Monday, March 16th & Tuesday, March 17th This March is an interesting month at the Frida. We’ve got Spring Breakers, The Big Lebowski, and The Brood this week alone, and Soviet war epic Come and See, horror comedy classic An American Werewolf in London, and Chinese neo-noir The Wild Goose Lake coming up down […]

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