June 17, 2017

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* MOVIE, MOVIES and more MOVIES! We cram in as many classic Drive-In movies, independent films and shorts as we can pack into a weekend. You’ll find movies and shorts on real 16mm film in our 200 seat “Film Room” and all kinds of indy films, shorts, and guest related features in our smaller, 100+ seat “DVD projection Room” all weekend long.

* Q&A Sessions, Live Movie Commentaries, Guest Talks and Movie Introductions... Our guests are always willing to interact with attending fans, and we’ve come up with all kinds of fun stuff for them to do over the years. Let’s see what we come up with for the next show shall we?

* Join us for “A GHASTLEE NITE AT THE MOVIES” every Saturday Night beginning at 8:00pm. Hosted by Dayton, Ohio’s very own A. Ghastlee Ghoul, “A Ghastlee Nite at the Movies” isn’t really a film screening at all. It’s more a night of “live entertainment” and laughs. Join us for an evening of silly skits, bad music, interactive games and contests, surprise guests and more.

* SURPRISES and MORE SURPRISES! With most of the shows we run, things fall together a few weeks before show time. Be sure to check back as the show draws closer to see if we may have a surprise guest addition, extra film screening, or special event added to the weekend schedule.

* EVERY CINEMA WASTELAND MOVIE AND MEMORABILIA EXPO offers attending fans over 60 Hours worth of Movies and Programming over the course of three days. And it’s all 100% Free with the price of admission. It can be a bit overwhelming, so be sure to check over the complete Weekend Schedule of Films and Events before you arrive so you can plot out your weekend early. The Weekend Schedule is usually posted 3 or 4 weeks before any given show.



You can't have a "Movie Convention" without them, can you? ABSOLUTELY NOT! And we plan on showing plenty of films on both 16mm Film and Video at Cinema Wasteland - Many of which may be hosted by the Stars and Directors appearing as Guests at the show. Our evening film show is Free to all attendees and hotel guests.

Here are the movies we are showing on 16mm film:

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON HOUR - Resident horror host, Son of Ghoul, will once again put together an hour’s worth of original cartoons to kick off Saturday morning. He often times digs up those old cartoons that were deemed “politically incorrect” by the stuffy douche bags who can’t pull their heads out of their asses long enough to take a breath of fresh air… which is just the way we like it at Cinema Wasteland! Cartoons kick off at 9:30am on Saturday mornings in MOVIE ROOM 1, so be sure to stop in and see what’s in store this time around!

THE THREE STOOGES HOUR - It’s been a tradition since the very first Cinema Wasteland Show to screen Three Stooges shorts on Saturday morning. Resident horror host, Son of Ghoul, took over the job of sorting out which Stooge shorts to run when he mentioned that he owned every short on 16mm film. Stooge hour moved from early mornings to Noon on Saturday and the rest, as they say, is Wasteland history.

WASTELAND INTERMISSION REELS - Brand new intermission reels will once again screen between our Friday and Saturday night double features (and again on Sunday between the 16mm film screenings) at our next show. Chock full of assorted movie trailers, cartoons, old intermission and snack bar spots and public service announcements, these twenty minute reels will bring back memories of drive-in days gone by and are always a big hit with our attendees.

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Here are the movies we are showing on DVD Projection:

NIGHTMARE SISTERS (1987) Bucktoothed and tin-eared Melody (Linnea Quigley), geeky flea market shopping book nerd Marci (Brinke Stevens), and junk food devouring home economics plumper Mickey (Michelle Bauer), the trio of unpopular Tri Eta Pi sorority sisters find themselves left alone on another long weekend. They invite over Kevin (Richard Gabai) and his buddies, the three picked on by the jocks pledges from a male fraternity for a little party. But the jocks threaten to expel the three guys if they go to the party and lock them in their room. The guys escape of course, and meet up with the geeky sorority sisters for what begins as a blistering bad time. Things pick up when Marci pulls out a crystal ball she found at a flea market and decide to hold a seance; transforming the trio of nerdy chicks into three hot Succubus sisters possessed by an evil spirit that causes them to want to devour the ah, “crotch” of their victims, turning them into ash and removing their soul in the process. The jocks find out the guys escaped their room and they head after them. Once they set their eyes on the now hot and mostly always naked trio of bad-to-the-bone babes, they wind up their first victims. Least we not forget to mention the post transformation naked cake fight frolic, bubbly bathtub scene, skimpy outfits, silly bondage scene, and various acts of seduction…. Oh, sorry, the mind wanders thinking of those scenes… Anyway, will Kevin and his buddies be able to save the girls from the evil that possesses them? Maybe they should call in the exorcist they find in the phone book and find out? David DeCoteau’s Nightmare Sisters is simply a good time, and one reason the video stores were so popular 30 years ago. It also proved that without Brinke Stevens, Linnea Quigley, and Michelle Bauer, the term “Scream Queen” would never have existed in the first place.

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