The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival


Join us on Friday, April 23rd at 8:00pm at The Frida Cinema for a sneak peak screening of director Ben Wheatley’s new horror film, IN THE EARTH!

Friday, April 23rd, 8:00pm


A multi-award-winning independent filmmaker with a devoted cult following, Ben Wheatley has been making films of a remarkably singular vision at an intimidating pace since his breakthrough feature debut “Down Terrace” in 2009.

In the English summer of 2020 during a brief lull in the coronavirus pandemic, Ben Wheatley and crew set off into the woods to film the psychedelic thriller, In the Earth. In the film, Dr. Martin Lowery (Joel Fry) and park ranger Alma (Ellora Torchia) hike deep into an arboreal forest to reach the ATU327A research hub. After a night-time attack, the forest comes to life around them and their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness.

“More unsettling weirdness from director Ben Wheatley, this sci-fi/horror film is both enigmatic and brutally relevant. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it digs furiously into its consequences.”
Jeffrey M. Anderson – Common Sense Media

“This is horror in the key of pandemic-psychedelic, a woozy trip into the mystic that plays like an evil twin to those “Nature Is Healing” memes.”
David Fear – Rolling Stone


We’ve missed you! After thirteen months, The Frida Cinema’s doors are finally reopening! With adherence to local, state, and federal guidelines, as well as the National Association of Theatre Owners’ recommend CinemaSafe policies, we look forward to welcoming you back to the movies!

Screening will take place at The Frida Cinema, located at 305 E. 4th Street STE 100, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Optimal parking in the four-story parking structure located behind The Frida Cinema, accessible off Spurgeon St. between 4th and 5th Street. Please note that The Frida Cinema will be following local, state, and federal precautionary guidelines as relate to COVID-19 , as well as The National Association of Theatre Owners’ CinemaSafe guidelines, which are recommendations of health experts to address the specific environment of movie theaters addressing elements such as air filtration and capacity restrictions. All guests must wear masks in our facility, including inside the auditoriums when not ingesting food or drinks. Temperature checks will be conducted at the door, and all patrons with a fever of over 100.3F will not be admitted entry. Learn more at Learn more at