Feliz an American Play at the Drive-in - April 17th
In partnership with The Wayward Artist, Feliz—an American play by playwright Michael J. Mejia premiers as a drive-in experience.  Awarded a Santa Ana Arts Grant, this streamed zoom performance brings the Latinx experience to the virtual stage.  Directed by LA-based director, Rosa Lisbeth Navarrete, the story follows a Mexican-American family living in Bakersfield.  Crippled by secrets of addiction, desire, and identity, the family must face the truth all are avoiding.  In a world of magical realism, the trumpets of the apocalypse have been sounded!
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CinemaSafe Guidelines for Reopening
After over a year of pandemic closure, The Frida Cinema will reopen its doors on Tuesday, April 20th. We will be following local, state, and federal guidelines. In addition, The National Association of Theatre Owners has enacted CinemaSafe, which are recommendations of health experts to address the specific environment of movie theaters addressing everything from mobile ticketing to air filtration. You can expect these protocols to be present at the Frida. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!
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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! 
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WW84 - Drive-In at Mess Hall Market
Join us for a drive-in screening of Wonder Woman 1984 on Thursday, April 8th at Tustin's Mess Hall Market. Presented by NAIOP. Use Promo Code: FRIDACINEMA for $35 tickets.
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For April Fools’ Day, co-hosts Anthony McKelroy & Miquela Davis are joined by esteemed Frida Blog Writer Isa Bulnes-Shaw to look at great scenes of comedy in cinema.
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Tuesday, November 17th
Mess Hall Market, Tustin
Thursday, November 19th
Mess Hall Market, Tustin
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Friday, November 20th
Zion Lutheran Church & School, Anaheim
The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, November 21st
Zion Lutheran Church & School, Anaheim
Tuesday, November 24th
Mess Hall Market, Tustin

w/ co-hosts: Horrorbuzz
The Shining 40th Anniversary
Friday, November 27th
Mess Hall Market, Tustin
Bohemian Rhapsody:
World AIDS Day

Tuesday, December 1st
Mess Hall Market, Tustin

Presented by: Radar
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Friday, December 4th
Zion Lutheran Church & School, Anaheim
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Saturday, December 5th
Zion Lutheran Church & School, Anaheim
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Sunday, December 6th
Zion Lutheran Church & School, Anaheim
Click any of the titles below for tickets to stream these films in our ‘Virtual Cinema’
Action U.S.A. Divine Love It Came From the 80’s!
Two FBI agents (Gregory Scott Cummins, William Hubbard Knight) protect the fleeing girlfriend (Barri Murphy) of a jewel thief slain by gangsters. An amped up, sexy and witty take on a future full of dance parties, ritualistic orgies, cults and fundamentalist Christianity, and a critique of today’s right-wing led Brazil. Four Cult Favorites From the Neon Decade! Get your series pass for access to all of the films below, OR watch individually:
Tickets to our ‘Virtual Cinema’ will be available at 12:00 AM on the date that the film opens

Wednesday 11/18 Friday 12/4  
Ike White  
Coded Bias The Changin’ Times of Ike White  
A documentary that explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. With an acclaimed album under his belt and the support of Wonder and others in the industry, Ike was poised for stardom. But, instead, he went off the grid for over 40 years. Daniel Vernon’s mesmerizing new documentary is unpredictable and moving, echoing the strange journey of Ike White.  

In response to the 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 temporarily close our venue effective March 14, 2020, until further notice.

Although our doors are closed, we are continuing to meet our mission through our Virtual Screening Room, YouTube channel shows, and more! Sign up to receive our Newsletter — keep posted!

Now more than ever, we are in urgent need of your support. Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to The Frida. Your donations are essential in ensuring that we are not only able to reopen once it is safe to do so, but also to keep our mission going strong with innovative programming in the months ahead.

We thank you for your support during this unprecedented time, and wish you all health and wellness. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@thefridacinema.org.

Please take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you soon.

– The Frida Cinema Team

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Make a tax-deductible contribution in support of The Frida Cinema!Join Our Film Club!Volunteer!
Contribute to Orange County’s only non-profit art house cinema by making a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation!Our card-carrying Film Club Members save on Frida Cinema film screenings and concessions all year long! Plus flash your card at participating businesses for additional perks!Whether you need to fulfill volunteer hours for school or are simply passionate about film, The Frida Cinema is a safe, welcoming, and fun place to donate your time and skills!

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