2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: The latest Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation runs through April 28. 18 and over only. $9 7, 9 p.m.; also Sat 11 p.m.
SUNDAY: Dead Channels, a series of cult horror classics, screens the pioneering grindhouse film, Dwain Esper's Maniac (1934), a rare example of early exploitation 7 p.m. It's followed by a double-bill of Preacherman (Albert T. Viola, 1971), with Viola as a clerical con artist cleaning out a Southern town, and Black Gestapo (Lee Frost, 1975), about an uprising against white gangsters 8:30 p.m. $8 a program.