The Frida Cinema's marquee, which has long withstood the pressure of Southern California's idiosyncratic weather patterns since its use in the Fiesta Twin cinema days, is noticeably cracked and frayed. For some, this probably might be charming and add to the allure and mystique of the old art-house ... More >>
It's the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, which means goddamn I'm old AND that it's time for a nostalgic screening. You can not only fill that bill at The Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana tonight, but you can do it alongside actor Roger Guenveur Smith, who played Smiley in the ... More >>
Santa Ana's The Frida Cinema, which some may know better as the old Fiesta Twin on Fourth Street downtown, is not only presenting the exclusive Orange County theatrical run of Lars von Trier's new cinematic opus Nymphomaniac starting tonight but a retrospective with seven more of the controversial D ... More >>
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In May of 2009, the Long Beach Cinematheque hosted the first Long Beach Zombie Walk to kick-off a midnight screening of "Night of the Living Dead." It was so popular that the group did it again in October. "We decided to make an annual event of it," said Logan Crow, executive director of Long Beach ... More >>
The following is being re-posted to reflect the correct date (tonight!). The spooky season officially kicks off tonight with a screening of F.W. Murnau's silent 1922 classic Nosferatu--in a cemetery! We are actually not supposed to see what was originally titled Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Graue ... More >>
Logan Crow believes he is onto something that can celebrate, enhance and preserve interesting cinema in his home city of Long Beach and the city he is now working in, Santa Ana. Now the leader of Long Beach Cinematheque just needs to get the communities of Long Beach and Santa Ana to share his visio ... More >>
For years, the Fiesta Twin Theatre on Fourth Street in downtown SanTana has shown English-language films in Spanish and Spanish-language films in Spanish.But there's a new film programmer coming to the cinemas--direct from El Long Beach--to fulfill indie-, student- and LGBT-movie dreams.
Long Beach's Art Theatre was packed as fans came from various places to see the first sold-out shadow cast performance of Forbidden Zone in history. The night's festivities included a free gig by the Radioactive Chickenheads at Lola's Mexican Cuisine and a Q&A and singing with director Richard E ... More >>
A chicken boy, a frog butler and a topless princess are only a few of the bizarre characters from film-director Richard Elfman's debut film Forbidden Zone. As the 30th birthday of the cult classic draws near, Elfman teamed up with the Long Beach shadow cast, Midnight Insanity, and Logan Crow's Long ... More >>
At a mixer Thursday night that was a year to the day before the Long Beach Film Festival is scheduled to be resurrected, organizers disclosed plans for the May 17-19, 2013, event.Coming up: more mixers and--pretty please with sugar on top?--more money.Did we say please?
Lainna Fader Check out more pictures of the Long Beach Zombie Walk here! Zombie WalkPromenade, Long BeachOctober 29, 2011 The Zombie Walk Street Fest--which started at 2 p.m. and ended around 11 p.m.--stretched the length of Promenade in downtown Long Beach, between Ocean and 3rd St ... More >>
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What's better than going to the movies in the summertime? Going to the movies at the BEACH in the summertime! Non-profit Long Beach Cinematheque has announced its series of summer movies, which will play Monday through Thursday in Long Beach. The Monday night shows are dubbed Mondo Mondays, thro ... More >>
CORRECTION: Film promoter clarifies how fund-raiser came out (details below) . . . The District Weekly, the Long Beach alternative newsweekly started by former OC Weeklings, went up in smoke last month, so why not use Up in Smoke to help raise cash for the pub's starving freelance writers?