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, […]

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 […]

“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! 

RSVP: The Frida Cinema Oscar Viewing Party 2021!

Join us as we welcome friends and fellow film-lovers back to The Frida Cinema for a big-screen Oscars Viewing Party on Sunday, April 25th! FREE EVENT! Space is limited! RSVP below!  Doors open at 4pm — show starts at 5pm! We will be following CinemaSafe guidelines, which includes limiting capacity to 50% of capacity (which […]

Happy 7th Birthday, Frida Cinema!

Thank you for seven years! Because of your support, we are able to ring in Year Eight with two of the greatest gifts we can hope for — a profound sense of accomplishment, and a sense of tremendous hope for the coming year.

Happy New Year! The Frida Looks Back at 2020

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!

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 […]