NEWS

THE BROAD STAGE PRESENTS DANCE CAMERA WEST DRIVE-IN - JANUARY 30-31
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Celebrate the energy, vitality and passion of dance in the age of social distancing – at the Drive-In! The Broad Stage presents Dance Camera West in Santa Monica on January 30th and 31st!
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WATCH AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY "76 DAYS" TODAY, JANUARY 23RD -- THE FRIDA CINEMA WILL RECEIVE $5 FOR EVERY FREE RENTAL!
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MTV Documentary Films commemorates the one year anniversary of the world's first COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China by offering audiences an opportunity to experience award-winning documentary 76 DAYS for free this Saturday, January 23rd -- and will donate $5 to The Frida Cinema for every rental.
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TONIGHT'S (1/19) SCREENING OF REPO MAN POSTPONED
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Tonight’s (1/19) screening of REPO MAN has been postponed until Friday, February 5th due to a high wind advisory sweeping the Orange County area.
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'WTF WEDNESDAYS' SERIES 'EPISODE 4: CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER,' FEATURING FRIDA WRITER ANTHONY MCKELROY
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"A lovely adult melodrama about loneliness and the desire to connect and share our lives with someone," but... Vampire? Join Trevor Dillon and Frida Blog Writer Anthony McKelroy this Tuesday as they tackle Climate of the Hunter on the next edition of WTF WEDNESDAYS!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE FRIDA LOOKS BACK AT 2020
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We are proud to announce that in 2020 our organization presented 83 drive-in events, for approximately 17,716 guests. And we provided you with 161 diverse titles on our streaming platform. We thank the many wonderful host venues and film distributors who partnered with us to make this possible, and we thank every one of you who purchased a ticket, rented a film, made a donation, shared a social media post, or simply told their friends about our organization and events. Thank you!
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WATCH 'IDENTIFYING FEATURES' BEGINNING JANUARY 22ND -- WINNER OF TODAY'S IFP GOTHAM AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE!
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On Friday, January 22nd, we are proud to welcome writer-director's Fernanda Valadez' acclaimed new film Identifying Features (Sin señas particulares) to our catalog of streaming on-demand titles -- recognized today by IFP Gotham Awards as 2020's Best International Feature Film! "A confident, accomplished and distinctive feature directorial debut.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety “Speaks volumes of the boundaries of the human heart and of the undeniable qualities of this director, who should be watched with interest.” – Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa “Combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power." – Anjana Janardhan, Sight & Sound “A vivid, sun-scorched portrait of a country in crisis.” – Alex Saleviev, Film Threat “Speaks volumes of the boundaries of the human heart.” – Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa “On every level, this is impressively accomplished cinema.” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily "Poignant. A moving familial love story.
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EXPERIENCE 'WOLFWALKERS' ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH -- OSCAR'S TOP CONTENDER FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM!
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Join us at the baseball diamond at Anaheim's Zion Lutheran Church & School this Saturday, January 9th as we present one of the most acclaimed animated films of recent years, Wolfwalkers! Widely considered to be a front-runner for this year's Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, receiving stronger reviews than even Pixar's two 2020 entries, Wolfwalkers has already taken home awards from AFI Fest 2020 (Narrative Feature, Audience Award); Boston Online Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); Chicago Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); Greater Western New York Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); and New York Film Critics Circle (Best Animated Film)!
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'WTF WEDNESDAYS' VIDEO SERIES CONTINUES WITH TREVOR AND JORDAN'S TAKE ON 'JACK FROST!'
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What's better than experiencing American Genre Film Archive and Vinegar Syndrome's new restoration of 1997 shlock horror film Jack Frost?  Watching The Frida Cinema's Trevor Dillon and Jordan Djahangiri's brains melt as they try to wrap their minds around it!
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TUESDAY WEATHER FORECAST: CLEAR SKIES AND MANDY!
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This Tuesday's (12/29) screening of Panos Cosmatos' 2019 midnight horror film Mandy will go on at Tustin's Mess Hall Market!
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CULT HORROR CLASSICS!   5 REMASTERED GEMS FROM AGFA ARE NOW STREAMING AT OUR EVENTIVE CHANNNEL!
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5 Brand New Cult Horror Classics from AGFA are streaming on our Eventive channel until Thursday, December 31st! Tickets are 6.50 per film!
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‘WTF WEDNESDAYS’ SERIES ‘EPISODE 2: MINOR PREMISE,’ FEATURING GUEST HOST/FRIDA VOLUNTEER ADAM WAGNER!
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Programmer Trevor Dillon returns with Episode 2 of his 'WTF WEDNESDAYS' series, tackling Director Eric Schultz's 2020 sci-fi thriller, Minor Premise. In this episode, he's joined by longtime Frida Volunteer and Palme d'Or connoisseur Adam Wagner!
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VISIT OUR NEW EVENTIVE STREAMING CINEMA CHANNEL -- AND DOWNLOAD THE EVENTIVE APP TO WATCH GREAT INDIE CINEMA ON YOUR SMART TV & DEVICES!
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Learn more about The Frida Cinema's new Eventive channel, currently hosting fourteen diverse independent and foreign films! Download the Eventive app to watch on your Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and your Smart TV's!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLEN MOON!
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The Frida Cinema wishes a very Happy Birthday to our dedicated Board President, Allen Moon!
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'WTF WEDNESDAYS' SERIES LAUNCHES WITH 'EPISODE 1: THE PIT,' FEATURING GUEST HOST MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ!
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Every once in a while, a film comes along that assaults the senses, melts the brain, and finds some viewers asking themselves, "...WTF did I just watch!?" Check out the first episode of WTF WEDNESDAYS, a new series hosted by our very own Trevor Dillon, where he and Special Guest Star Miguel Rodriguez discuss 1981 Canadian horror flick THE PIT -- currently streaming in our Streaming Cinema!
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CONGRATS TO MARTIN W. & KATIE M., WINNERS OF OUR "BATMAN RETURNS" DRIVE-IN SCREENING TICKETS!
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WATCHMEN wins out as we ask: What's your favorite cinematic comic book/graphic novel adaptation?
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TONIGHT'S DRIVE-IN PRESENTATION OF "THE SHINING" IS SOLD OUT
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Tonight's 40th Anniversary presentation of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is at capacity! Visit thefridacinema.org/drive-in for an updated list of upcoming Drive-In events!
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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, GREMLINS, & DIE HARD LEAD NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR DECEMBER DRIVE-IN LINEUP!
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Oh, the weather outside is frightful...but it's always cozy in your car!  We are excited to announce that our Pop-Up Drive-In series will continue in December -- including three classic titles that have become annual Frida Cinema Christmas-season staples!
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CURFEW: EARLIER DRIVE-IN START TIMES, "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" POSTPONED
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In order to comply with the California Stay at Home curfew, please note that all upcoming Drive-Ins have been moved the an earlier start time of 7PM.  The only exception is our The Lord of the Rings trilogy weekend, which we are postponing altogether to early 2021.
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OUR DOORS MAY BE CLOSED, BUT OUR SCREENINGS CONTINUE THROUGH STREAMING AND DRIVE-IN CINEMA!
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Although our doors may be closed, we are continuing to meet our mission by offering you new art house releases via our Streaming Cinema, as well as Drive-In screenings where you can enjoy great films from the comfort and safety of your cars. Please stay safe out there!
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