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 7th – 12th (Junior High through High School). Students must make every effort to attend all eight sessions, which will take place every Tuesday at 3pm starting June 15th, and […]

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 documentary tracing the birth of punk rock in Washington D.C. (1976-1983). Featuring Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Void, Rites of Spring, and more, with interviews from Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, H.R., Jello Biafra, […]

The Stanford Prison Experiment: Lock Up

Frida writing team member Anthony McKelroy explores what The Stanford Prison Experiment tells us about the real-life experiment as well as institutions like prison and academia.

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 staff, we are following local, state, and federal guidelines, as well as the National Association of Theatre Owners’ CinemaSafe guidlines, which are recommendations of health experts to address the specific environment of […]

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!

Selena – La Rosa Blanca

“The unfilmable novel of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s life was first attempted in Gregory Nava’s sprawling, cradle-to-grave biographical drama Selena (1997).”

“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.”

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 would only do so if we felt it was safe to — we closed our doors a week before we were told to, and waiting a while to reopen after […]

We’re Back! The Frida Cinema Invites You To Join Us April 20th — At The Cinema! — For A Special Screening Of Dazed And Confused!

On Tuesday, April 20th, The Frida Cinema invites you to join us for a classic that invites you to flash back to a time when…well, you could watch a classic movie at The Frida Cinema! For our first screening in over a year at The Frida, we’re joining art house cinemas around the world in partnering with our colleagues at Alamo Drafthouse to present a special screening of Richard Linklater’s DAZED AND CONFUSED — followed by a screening of a brand new Cast Reunion that the Alamo Draftouse will be conducting and sharing with participating theaters!