All Screenings at Area 31 begin at 8pm.

October -Horror

10/2 Carnival of Souls

10/16 House

10/23 Diabolique

10/30 Vampyr

November – Samurai Month

11/6 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

11/13 Hidden Fortress

11/20 Lady  Snowblood

11/27 Le Samouraï


12/4 Solaris

12/11 Face of Another

12/18 Things to Come

Our goal to bring free cinema to Frederick is only possible thanks to support from our local community. We are currently working to establish a partnership with a local non-profit organization to allow us to accept tax deductible donations from individuals and companies to fund our screenings. You can sponsor a film ($110) or an entire season ($1100) by contacting us at


Join us for first run films that otherwise don’t screen in Frederick.

October 20th, 8pm, $10


The recently departed Harry Dean Stanton stars in one of his final roles, and appropriately so as a ’90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment.’

November 10th, 8pm, $10

Blade of the Immortal

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine – the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.


October 21st, 8pm, $10

Trailer Trash: A Film Journal

TRAILER TRASH: A FILM JOURNAL, an award winning 2007 documentary by Don Ramirez, filmmaker and artist, will be featured in a special screening for its 10th anniversary. Following the screening a rare podcast hosted by Earl Hairston, poet and author, is planned with Mr. Ramirez, and select members of the cast, Sixta and Maria Miranda, discussing their life since completing the documentary in 2007.
Special guests for the screening include Frederick artist, Beckie Mirsch Laughlin, filmmaker, Craig Smith, film editor, David Wanger, and musician, Ben Townsend.