The Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo
April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015
Since the very first CW Show back in September of 2000, Cinema Wasteland has guaranteed everyone through the door more films and events than any one fan can actually attend over the course of the three day weekend. Now, 15 years and 27 shows later, The CW Show seems to be the last of the old school fan conventions left standing as we continue to fill a three day Wasteland Weekend with as much programming as possible.
We’ve packed 63 hours worth of programming into our April Show weekend, so once again, you’ll have to decide what you want to do most every day. Plotting out your weekend early is always a good thing and one of the biggest reasons we try to get the weekend schedule posted a month before every CW Show.
Movies, events and panel times are subject to change from what is listed below between now and show time, so check back the week of the show for any schedule changes.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY (April 10th):
4:30pm - All 3-Day Pass holders admitted.
5:00pm -The Show officially begins. Dealer and Guest Room is open to Single Day Pass holders.
5:00pm - MOVIE: It’s over-sexed monster time as MUTANTIS kicks off the weekend screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.
6:30pm - MOVIE: Old time beer advertisements and burlesque loops? It’s got to be the BEER AND BURLESQUE HOUR in MOVIE ROOM 1.
6:30pm - MOVIE: Indy horror anthology, HOLE IN THE WALL, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
7:30pm - GUEST: It’s bound to be a panel to remember when golden age adult stars Jeanne Silver and Shaun Costello kick off the first Guest Talk of the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.
8:00pm - MOVIE: Horror Host regular, Gunga Jim, brings Gunga’s Drive-In to Cinema Wasteland with a screening of Michael Reeves SHE BEAST in MOVIE ROOM 2.
9:00pm - PANEL: SO YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN MOVIE OR SHORT FILM, AYE? We’ve assembled a few of CW’s indy film maker regulars to give you the in’s and out’s of getting your movie project off the ground and completed with a panel in MOVIE ROOM 1.
9:30pm - The FRIDAY NIGHT SHORT FILM BLOCK begins in MOVIE ROOM 2. We’ve got five great shorts to screen this time around, presented in the following order: THE CHUNKBLOW, BROWN ZERO, BLINK OF AN EYE, SEVEN MINUTES, and THE CRAWLER.
10:00pm - The DEALER and GUEST ROOM closes for the night but the evening is far from over. Movies and Events roll on until 2:00am, so read on!
10:15pm - MOVIE: Let’s kick off the nights 16mm film screenings with Hollywood’s version of a biker movie when C.C. AND COMPANY begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:00pm - MOVIE: RAZOR DAYS begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
MIDNIGHT - Catch one of the popular WASTELAND INTERMISSION REELS between 16mm films in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:30am - MOVIE: Indy biker movie classic, THE BORN LOSERS (featuring the first and best appearance of Tom Laughlin’s “Billy Jack” character) wraps up the 16mm film screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:30am - MOVIE: Jim Wynorski’s cult horror flick, SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE 2, with Melissa Moore and Peter Spellos, caps off the screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.
SATURDAY (April 11th):
9:30am - Start your day the Wasteland way when we present an hour’s worth of classic (& more than likely, politically incorrect) cartoons on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.
10:00am - Doors Open for all pass holders.
10:00am - WRESTLING TIME: 42nd Street Pete and Mr. Insanity himself, Toby Klein, present 7 of Toby’s most brutal matches when the SATURDAY MORNING HARDCORE WRESTLING HOUR begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
10:30am - MOVIE: Saturday Morning Hangover Theater features EQUINOX, the movie Sam Raimi obviously borrowed from when he made The Evil Dead, on 16mm film, in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:45am - MOVIE: The future of mankind is extremely bleak when George Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
NOON - Son of Ghoul’s 3 STOOGES AT NOON hour will feature a rare 3-D Three Stooges short this time around… Check it out in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:30pm - GUEST EVENT: As the movie screening wraps up, join the attending cast of DAY OF THE DEAD for a big ol’ panel in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:45pm - MOVIE: The silly and fun sci-fi flick, ATTACK OF THE 60 FOOT CENTERFOLD, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
3:00pm - MOVIE: Jim Wynorski’s HARD TO DIE, with Melissa Moore and Peter Spellos, begins in MOVIE
3:30pm - MOVIE: Seedy cult horror film, ALICE SWEET ALICE, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
4:30pm - GUEST EVENT: Join Jim Wynorski, Peter Spellos, and Melissa Moore (after the screening of Hard to Die), for “a few great stories about B movies” in MOVIE ROOM 1.
5:30pm - SHORT FILM: The first installment of the undead miniseries, REVILED PART 1: REVIVAL, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
6:00pm - 16mm FILM FUN: A second installment of the BEER AND BURLESQUE HOUR for the weekend begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
6:15pm - SHORT FILM: THE TIKI WAR begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
7:00pm - The DEALER and GUEST ROOM closes for the night, but we can almost guarantee you that the late night shenanigans will keep most of you awake long past your usual bed time and into the wee hours of the morning.
7:15pm - MOVIE: Beware! CHUBBIES begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
8:00pm - EVENT: It’s time for another GHASTLEE NITE AT THE MOVIES to begin. Join A. Ghastlee Ghoul as he hosts another night of… well, whatever it is he does, in MOVIE ROOM 1.
9:00pm - MOVIE: HOUSE OF FORBIDDEN SECRETS begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
10:30pm - MOVIE: What do a 1964 Chevy Stingray, a million bucks, and a stash of drugs have to do with two happy go lucky guys looking forward to a road trip? Find out when STINGRAY kicks off the night’s 16mm double feature in MOVIE ROOM 1.
10:45pm - MOVIE: Take a lesson in thrill killer 101 when RED CHRISTMAS continues the night’s screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.
MIDNIGHT - MOVIE: Catch another WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between the night’s 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
MIDNIGHT - MOVIE: HOLOCAUST CANNIBAL, with an introduction from Erin Brown, ends the Saturday night screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.
12:30am - MOVIE: Drive-In classic, THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE with Claudia Jennings, ends the nights 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
SUNDAY (April 12th):
11:00am - Doors open for all pass holders.
11:00am - SHORT: Let’s kick off the days 16mm screenings with one of the WASTELAND INTERMISSION REELS in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:15am - SHORT: REVILED PART 1: REVIVAL begins the days screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.
11:30am - MOVIE: Made for television movie, KILLER BEES, with original TV commercials included, begins In MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:45am - SHORTS: FRIDAY NITE SHORT FILM BLOCK REVISITED! If you missed them on Friday, here’s your last chance to catch our block of 5 short films once again in MOVIE ROOM 2.
1:00pm - SHORT: One last WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL unspools between features in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:30pm - MOVIE: Our western pick of the weekend, RED SUN, begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:30pm - MOVIE: Peter Jackson’s over-the-top muppet spoof, MEET THE FEEBLES, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
3:15pm - MOVIE: THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE returns to end the 16mm film screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.
3:15pm - MOVIE: DAY OF THE DEAD returns to end the movie screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 2.
5:00pm - Cinema Wasteland officially turns out the lights, bolts the doors, and calls CW Show #27 a wrap. Make your plans to join us this October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2015 when we officially celebrate our 15th Anniversary.
* All events happen in one of two Movie and Guest Rooms. See the map in our Weekend Events Schedule to find out which room the event you’re interested in will be taking place. The schedule of events is available the weekend of the show or you can print this one here and already have it available.
* Events are subject to last minute changes from the posted schedule. See the daily event schedules posted at each Movie Room door for any last minute changes from those printed here.
* All of the Movies, Films, and Events we offer are absolutely Free to Cinema Wasteland pass holders. Can’t afford to buy a pass into the show? Then to put is as kindly as possible: Stay Home. The CW regulars who are here to have a good time all weekend really don’t want you around mucking things up for them, so do yourself a favor and listen to them.
* Don’t Miss the Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo’s 15th Anniversary Show this October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2015. An advance flier for the October 2015 Show will be available at registration the weekend of April’s Show.