Alamo Drafthouse. Mean Girls: Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed “the Plastics,” but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname. Tue., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. The Slumber Party Massacre: Someone with a power drill shows up uninvited to Trish’s (Michele Michaels) high-school pajama party. Tue., Oct. 11, 10 p.m. Queen of Earth: Tensions rise when an emotionally fragile woman (Elisabeth Moss) spends one week with her best friend (Katherine Waterston). Wed., Oct. 12, 10:15 p.m. 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, 415-549-5959, https://drafthouse.com/sf/theater/new-mission.
Artists’ Television Access. Other Cinema: An ongoing series of experimental cinema. Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 415-824-3890, atasite.org.
Balboa Theatre. Balboa Classics: Classic movies every week. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Popcorn Palace: Every Saturday at 10 a.m. $10 gets ticket plus popcorn and drink! Saturdays, 10 a.m. 3630 Balboa, San Francisco, 415-221-2184, balboamovies.com.
Castro Theatre. Return To (Return To) Grey Gardens: The Return of Peaches Christ Productions’ most-beloved stage-show, “Return to Grey Gardens” an original, drag driven musical stage-show starring Jinkx Monsoon as Lil’ Jinkxy and Peaches Christ as Big Peachy with special guest stars Mink Stole and Lady Bear as themselves. This is a fully realized stage-show that runs approximately 90 minutes without intermission. Followed by a screening of the 1975 classic documentary by The Maysels Brothers “Grey Gardens”. Sat., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Gene Wilder Double Feature: This double feature will show “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “The Producers”. Sun., Oct. 9, 3:15, 5:10, 7 & 8:55 p.m. Gene Wilder Double Feature: This double feature will show “Blazing Saddles” and “Stir Crazy”. Mon., Oct. 10, 3, 4:50, 7 & 8:50 p.m. 429 Castro, San Francisco, 415-621-6120, castrotheatre.com.
Clay Theatre. The Lovers and the Despot: After the collapse of their glamorous romance, a famous director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in the world’s weirdest state, they get a second chance at love, but only one chance at escape. Daily. The Room: Tommy Wiseau’s cinematic bomb is every bit as bad as it’s cracked up to be. You’ll crack up as well at this riotous midnight screening with lots of Rocky Horror-style audience participation. Second Saturday of every month, 11:59 p.m. 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/clay-theatre.
Embarcadero Center Cinema. American Honey: Star, a free-spirited teenager on the brink of adulthood, leaves her troubled home in the American Midwest and hits the road with a mag crew — itinerant laborers who peddle publications door-to-door for long hours during the day and party hard at night, never certain where the job will lead next. Led by hard-driving manager Krystal and her seductive enforcer Jake, the crew becomes a surrogate family to Star, offering hope, love and the freedom that comes from being on the road. Daily. Denial: When university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.” Daily. Don’t Think Twice: Mike Birbiglia’s comedy about an improv group presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people. Daily. Hunt For the Wilderpeople: Comedy about a national manhunt that ensues when a defiant boy and his cantankerous foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush. Daily. 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 415-267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/embarcadero-center-cinema.
Exploratorium. Saturday Cinema: Weekly thematic film screenings presented in the Kanbar Forum by the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts program. Saturdays. Free with museum admission. Pier 15, San Francisco, 415-528-4444, exploratorium.edu.
The Knockout. Cyberpunk Cinema: Thrillhouse Records presents a classic sci-fi flick every month, preceded by an episode of Cowboy Bebop. Second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Free. cyberpunkcinema.tumblr.com. 3223 Mission, San Francisco, 415-550-6994, theknockoutsf.com.
Oddball Films. Cinema Soiree – San Francisco’s Wild History Groove with Mary Kerr: A monthly soiree featuring visiting authors, filmmakers, and curators presenting and sharing cinema insights. Kerr will be presenting her documentary San Francisco’s Wild History Groove – a look into the untold stories of the Bay Area’s Beat scene and unsung artists. The film is a “wild” history of the 50s underground art and poetry scene in California. These individuals produced unusual art as well as spirited poetry, unique to the West Coast. Their mantra was “don’t sell out”–no compromising for money or recognition. Thu., Oct. 6, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/09/cinema-soiree-san-franciscos-wild.html. Nevermore – The Horrific Tales of Edgar Allan Poe: A ghastly evening of rare 16mm short films and animation based on the Gothic novels and short stories of the grandfather of modern horror: the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe. Films include Tell-Tale Heart (1971), Cask of Amontillado (1954), Optically printed animation The Raven (1978), Jan Svankmajer’s Fall of the House of Usher (1980) and more. Fri., Oct. 7, 8-10 p.m. $10. oddballfilms.blogspot.com/2016/09/nevermore-horrific-tales-of-edgar-allan.html. 275 Capp, San Francisco, 415-558-8112, oddballfilms.blogspot.com.