The Frida Cinema

About The Frida Cinema

The Frida Cinema, proudly serving Orange County, CA as its only 501(c)(3) non-profit art house cinema, is a celebrated community space for arts enthusiasts, dreamers, creators, and film lovers to come together and celebrate the beauty of cinema. Nestled in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana’s vibrant arts and entertainment district, The Frida welcomes guests from throughout Southern California who seek a curatorial "art house" filmgoing experience and environment.

In addition to screening more than two dozen curated films monthly, The Frida also serves as a cinematic arts hub featuring screenings of local and university-level independent filmmakers and hosts numerous independent film festivals and screening series annually. Hosted events have included Next Generation of Filmmakers Festival, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, Hola Mexico Film Festival, Los Angeles Arts Society Semi-Monthly Film Screening, Orange County School of the Arts Steampunk Film Festival, and SIKHlens Film and Arts Festival. Our organization also welcomes high school and college students seeking a cultural institution where young creative minds can exhibit their works, and receive mentorship through quarterly internship programs which provide students an opportunity for hands-on experience in fields ranging from graphic design, video editing, and creative writing.

Please support our mission by making a contribution today. All donations to The Frida Cinema - Orange County, CA’s only 501(c)(3) non-profit art house cinema - are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID 27-0950151.

Thank you so much for your support!