Join us January 28th & 29th as we kick off CAGE MATCH with The Rock (1996) and The Wicker Man (2006)! Cage Match is a no-holds-barred movie tournament featuring 16 films from “The Patron Saint of The Frida Cinema” himself, the one-and-only Nicolas Cage. Every month, we will pair up two Cage classics against each other, and whichever film sells more tickets will move on to the next round. There will be a round of sweet sixteen, elite eight, final four, and then the Cage Match championship! May the most Cagey movie win! We’ll post up the full bracket soon!
This Thursday night in Downtown Santa Ana! Join us for the first of our CLASSICS ON FRENCH STREET events, featuring FREE outdoor screenings of family-friendly classics, presented right around the corner from The Frida on French Street! Screenings are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous partnership of City of Santa Ana and Community Engagement @ce_org, and will happen the 3rd Thursday of every month through June! Capacity is limited — RSVP on our event page at http://thefridacinema.org!
The Frida’s DRIVE-IN | DINE OUT is back! We’re thrilled to be returning to Tustin’s @messhallmarketoc to bring you great nights of art house and cult favorites, plus great bites from Mess Hall Market’s family of restaurants, all enjoyed from the comfort of your car! We’re kicking it off next weekend with two psychedelic classics from one of our favorite filmmakers, Alejandro Jodorowsky — EL TOPO (Friday, January 21) and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (Saturday, January 22)! Tickets available now at thefridacinema.org! 🎥 🚗
In consideration of the incredible strain that our local OC hospitals are enduring due to Omicron, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors. By all accounts current numbers should be decreasing over the next two weeks, so we look forward to reopening on Friday, January 28th.
We will be hosting several outdoor events over the next two weeks, including a FREE outdoor screening of The Wizard of Oz next Thursday January 20th (with major gratitude to the City of Santa Ana and Community Engagement @ce_org for their support!), and our #DriveIns return to @messhallmarketoc next Friday! Visit http://thefridacinema.org for updates, schedule and tickets, and more! Please stay safe out there. 🎥❤️
TONIGHT! Flocker Flicks 21+ Movie Night powered by @tropicannasa and our friends @oldpal , @madebykiva and @clsics.official presents DAZED AND CONFUSED at The Frida!
Where: @thefridacinema in Downtown Santa Ana
21+ Screening - bring ID! Show your ticket purchase at Tropicanna from 1/8 - 1/13 show to pickup a Goodie Bag! Tickets still available at http://thefridacinema.org.
FILM TRIVIA — TONIGHT! We’ve got seven teams signed up for Movie Trivia Night tonight, Tuesday January 11th! These cinephiles are so confident they know movies better than you do — are you and your friends cine-savvy enough to prove them wrong? Sign up at thefridacinema.org/trivia! Doors open at 7:30PM, and the games will begin shortly after! 🎥 🧠
Opening this Friday — Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman) returns with A HERO. Winner of the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival, is “a superb morality play that immerses us deeply in a society’s values and rituals, and keeps us guessing right up to its powerful final shot” (Time Out). Info, showtimes and tickets available at http://thefridacinema.org.
Just a few more chances to catch Sean Baker’s new award-winner RED ROCKET at The Frida! Catch it today, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:30pm! Tickets and info at https://thefridacinema.org/event/red-rocket.
“Thief is the best crime movie since Chinatown. Period. And it's better.” Bold words, Michael Ventura of L.A. Weekly! Agree or disagree, there’s no denying that Michael Mann’s 1981 thriller THIEF marked one of cinema’s most exciting and boldly stylish directorial debuts. Catch it today and this week at The Frida as our Michael Mannuary series continues!
This Thursday at 8:30pm! Tropicanna Nights at The Frida, presented by Santa Ana’s @thetropicannalifestyle, kicks off their 2022 series with 1993’s DAZED AND CONFUSED! 21+ event. Tickets available at thefridacinema.org!
We ❤️ it when our fans reach out to us to let us know they appreciate our programming and work, and every once in a we get a message that seriously make us blush with a distinct sense of accomplishment and pride. 🥰Cheers to @likenothing for letting us know just how important The Frida is to her, and for taking us over our $1,000 Instagram fundraising goal! Cheers to everyone who’s supported our campaign! 🎥❤️🙏🏼
Coming to The Frida Cinema January 24th - 26th -- Winner of the Best Director award at Sundance, The Last Black Man in San Francisco marks the acclaimed feature film debut of Joe Talbot. This month's Volunteer of the Month selection, selected by Dani Leard! Tickets now available at http://thefridacinema.org.
Tickets now available! POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ screens at The Frida February 2nd at 7:30pm! Featuring interviews with Thurston Moore, Kathleen Hanna, Neneh Cherry, and many more artists who knew Poly or were influenced by her, directors Celeste Bell and Paul Sng’s new documentary @polystyrenefilm celebrates the iconic Anglo-Somali punk musician who fronted X-Ray Spex, and was a key inspiration for the #riotgrrrl and #Afropunk movements. Tickets now available at http://thefridacinema.org!
Cheers to everyone who’s contributed to our campaign! We’re hoping to reach $1,000 exclusively from our Instagram followers — if you haven’t already, please click “Fundraising for The Frida Cinema” above to donate! We could really use your support! 🎥❤️🙏🏼 #longlivecinema
Good times. ❤️ Thanks for the memories, @likenothing!
Repost from @likenothing
last night i dreamt about this time @thefridacinema had a wes anderson night. the film was picked from the spinning thing. we watched rushmore that night. but in my dream we were watching the french dispatch. i really wish i could’ve seen it in a theater. maybe one day. 🤞