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Sunday, December 4

“Celestial Dancers of Manipur” Film Screening & Vegetarian Dinner | SF
Sunday, December 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Manipuri dances are a unique and joyous form of worship, where the entire community comes together to express their devotion through dance. After the screening you will also have the chance to meet film director Benoy K. Behl, renowned art historian, filmmaker and photographer. The evening ...

Monday, December 5

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Jackie” | Embarcadero Center Cinemas
Monday, December 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| One Embarcadero Center
Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Jackie,” a film starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Greta Gerwig. Free Film Screening: Jackie December 5, 2016 | 7:00 pm Embarcadero Center Cinemas (SF) RSVP code: JackieFuncheap Tickets available through http://www.foxsearchlightscreenings.com/JackieFuncheap Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on demand, passes may be ...

Tuesday, December 6

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Miss Sloane” | AMC Van Ness
Tuesday, December 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Van Ness 14
Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Miss Sloane,” a film starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Free Film Screening: Miss Sloane December 6, 2016 | 7:00 pm AMC Van Ness 14 RSVP code: SloaneFuncheap Tickets available through https://www.gofobo.com/rsvp Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on demand, passes ...
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Office Christmas Party” | AMC Metreon
Tuesday, December 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Metreon 16
Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Office Christmas Party,” a party film starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, and Jennifer Aniston. Free Film Screening: Office Christmas Party December 6, 2016 | 7:00 pm AMC Metreon 16 (SF) RSVP code: VywKq56483 Tickets available through https://www.gofobo.com/rsvp Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending ...

Wednesday, December 7

San Francisco Green Film Festival Encore Series: “Not Without Us” | SF Main Library
Wednesday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Green Film Festival Encore Series:
Join Green Film Fest to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the COP21 Paris Agreement with a free, encore screening of Not Without Us. The film’s director, Mark Decena, will be on stage to introduce the film. Film Synopsis: Seven grassroots activists from around the world head to Paris ...
“Alive Inside” Documentary Film Screening & Recpetion | Piedmont
Wednesday, December 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
“Alive Inside” features the work of social worker Dan Cohen, and his determination to address dementia with music. One by one, you are introduced to a series of elderly people who’ve barely said a word in years, who don’t recognize their own children, who do nothing ...

Thursday, December 8

Free Movie Night: Home Alone | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, December 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night: Home Alone | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

Saturday, December 10

“Alive Inside” Documentary Film Screening | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
“Alive Inside” features the work of social worker Dan Cohen, and his determination to address dementia with music. One by one, you are introduced to a series of elderly people who’ve barely said a word in years, who don’t recognize their own children, who do nothing ...
Zoovie Night: Zootopia | Oakland Zoo
Saturday, December 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $7 | Oakland Zoo
Zoovie Night: Zootopia | Oakland Zoo
Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of animal close-ups and a bonus Zoovie movie with the whole family. About the movie: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Sunday, December 11

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, December 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Monday, December 12

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, December 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, December 13

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels Screening & Desi Comedy Show | SF
Tuesday, December 13 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels Screening & Desi Comedy Show | SF
Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents’ wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores ...

Friday, December 16

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, December 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at 5 ...

Saturday, December 17

“Give Me Shelter” Free Screening | SF Main Library
Saturday, December 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| San Francisco Public Library
Give Me Shelter is a film to raise awareness for important animal issues around the world. The movie will incorporate the work that many different individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. The movie illustrates what is really going ...

Thursday, December 22

Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area
Thursday, December 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area

Join Frameline Encore, a free community screening series, as they revisit queer film favorites, every fourth Thursday of the month. Frameline Encore aims to increase accessibility to diverse queer stories, with an emphasis on films and discussions about underrepresented experiences, such as gender variant folks and ...

Sunday, December 25

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, December 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Friday, December 30

$5 Classic Movie Night: “The Wizard of Oz” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, December 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night:
Brilliantly adapted from L. Frank Baum’s venerated children’s book and winning Oscars for Best Original Song, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Picture, this beloved musical fantasy is the most watched movie in history. More than 70 years since Judy Garland as Dorothy set out ...

Sunday, January 1

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, January 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

Thursday, January 5

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, January 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...

Sunday, January 8

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, January 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Thursday, January 12

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, January 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

Sunday, January 22

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, January 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Thursday, January 26

Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area
Thursday, January 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area

Join Frameline Encore, a free community screening series, as they revisit queer film favorites, every fourth Thursday of the month. Frameline Encore aims to increase accessibility to diverse queer stories, with an emphasis on films and discussions about underrepresented experiences, such as gender variant folks and ...

Friday, June 2

Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...