Films and Events
SPECIAL EVENTS & NOTEWORTHY ATTRACTIONS ALWAYS INCLUDE:
* 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.
AND WHAT ABOUT THE MOVIES YOU ASK?...
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:
THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE (1976) Candy Morgan (Claudia Jennings) escapes the State Penitentiary and decides to rob a bank using a few sticks of dynamite she made during a training program while in prison. Ellie Jo Turner (Jocelyn Jones) is a teller at the bank who just got fired for tardiness minutes before Candy walks in and robs the place. Outraged at being fired, Ellie Jo helps Candy fill her bags with the bank’s cash before deciding to head off and hitch hike into the world and away from her dull small town life. In the meantime, Candy heads to the family farm and hands over the stolen loot so her dad can use it to pay off his debts and keep the family home before heading off again to avoid the police. Candy meets up with the hitch-hiking Ellie Jo and the two become bank robbing partners, earning the nickname of the “dynamite women” as they race across Texas robbing banks and evading capture. While robbing a store, the two women take a young cowboy (Miles Watkins) hostage. He proposes that he become their professional hostage and the women agree that it’s a great idea. It’s not long before Ellie Jo falls in love with him and the trio are looking for a way to escape capture once and for all. When it comes to a 70’s “drive-in movie” THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE is one of the best. It’s fun, witty, well paced and has a solid cast going for it.
STINGRAY (1978) Lonigan and Tony shoot a couple of cops and make off with a million bucks and a stash of drugs. They hid the loot in a 1964 Corvette Stingray in a used car lot and plan on going back for it later. Meanwhile, happy-go-lucky Elmo and his buddy Al Chris Mitchum) buy the car without knowing what’s stashed inside. When Lonigan and Tony head back to the car lot with their leader, Abigail (Sherry Jackson) they find the car gone and quickly pursue the two to get their money and drugs back. To complicate things even more, the police mistakenly think that Elmo and Al are the criminals and the chase is on in this little scene car chase exploitation flick from the Drive-In 70s.
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, 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:
DAY OF THE DEAD (1985) After a zombie plague has brought the world to its collective knees, a small group of scientists and military personnel have isolated themselves in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in experiments. Stress, sexual tension, and their dire situation have everyone on edge. The dead outside their gates are growing in numbers and supplies are running short. Upon learning that some of his men have been used as experiments, Captain Rhodes (Joe Pilato) goes ballistic and forces the non-military personnel into the caves that house the living dead. Meanwhile, the wounded and very much stressed beyond his limits Miguel (Antone DiLeo) opens the doors to the invading zombie army and all hell breaks loose. George Romero’s third film in his original zombie trilogy has aged extremely well and features makeup and effects that out shine both NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as well as DAWN OF THE DEAD.
42nd Street Pete’s HARDCORE WRESTLING HOUR - Not into cartoons? Then why not grab a seat and catch an hour’s worth of hardcore wrestling. Often times compiled from the glory days of hardcore wrestling, 42nd Street Pete is sure to choose a few blood baths that will have you squirming in your seat. Arrive early and enjoy the whole gory show on Saturday morning in MOVIE ROOM 2.
THE FRIDAY NITE SHORT FILM BLOCK - The Friday Night collection of Short Films has been a popular event with attending fans since our very first show. And with technology what it’s become, the shorts seem to get better and better every show. Check back to see what the Short Film Block has to offer as we get closer to the April 2015 Show.
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AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT ALL THE OTHER “WASTELAND” VIDEO AND FILM BITS WE SCREEN ALL WEEKEND LONG. PLENTY OF HORROR MOVIE TRAILERS AND ASSORTED SHORT FILMS ARE GENERALLY ALWAYS RUN SOMEWHERE DURING WEEKEND!
** Please consult the Cinema Wasteland Program Guide upon checking in for a complete film show listing and their approximate starting times. The film line-up is subject to last minute changes. **