The Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo
April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2016
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, as we close in on 17 years of CW Shows, things have never changed. The CW Show seems to be one of the very last of the old school fan shows left standing and we continue to fill a three day Wasteland Weekend with as much programming as possible.
In addition to the 22 hours that the Vendor and Guest Room is open to attendees, we’ve packed just over 63 hours worth of programming into our April Show weekend. 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 1st):
4:00pm - All 3-Day Pass holders now admitted earlier than ever before.
4:30pm -The Show officially begins. Dealer and Guest Room is open to Single Day Pass holders.
4:45pm - MOVIE: Our extra large block of Friday Short Films begins with the puppet anthology film, HEAD, in MOVIE ROOM 2.
5:00pm - MOVIE: The amusing 80s horror comedy, PSYCHOS IN LOVE, begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
5:45pm - MOVIE: The Friday Night Short Films continue with TANTRUM in MOVIE ROOM 2.
6:30pm -MOVIE: The Friday Night Short Film Block continues with our core group of shorts.
Catch the following five Short Films in MOVIE ROOM 2.
1. - HAMMER (2014) 4 minutes
2. - SUDDEN REALITY (2015) 17 minutes
3. - EAT IT UP (2015) 11 minutes
4. - WIDE SPREAD (2015) 10 minutes
5. - THAT TOWERING OAK (2015) 27 minutes
6:45pm - MOVIE: Director William Grefe’s “Deliverance” type exploitation film, WHISKEY MOUNTAIN, kicks off our 16mm Cinemascope Triple Feature in MOVIE ROOM 1.
8:00pm - MOVIE: Horror Host regular, Gunga Jim, brings Gunga’s Drive-In to Cinema Wasteland with a screening of THE REVENGE OF DOCTOR X in MOVIE ROOM 2.
8:30pm - GUEST: Director William Grefe meets up with fans after the Whiskey Mountain screening to tell a few stories and talk about his long film career when he kicks off the first Guest Talk of the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.
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 or later, so read on!
10:00pm - GUEST: Director Greydon Clark meets up with fans to talk about his independent film career and introduce his film, Skinheads, in MOVIE ROOM 2.
10:30pm - MOVIE: Our 16mm Cinemascope Triple Feature continues with the rare rape-revenge groundhouse feature, THE ANIMALS, in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:00pm - MOVIE: Greydon Clark’s SKINHEADS begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
MIDNIGHT - FUN STUFF: We’ve got a Cinemascope INTERMISSION REEL ready to screen between features in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:30am - MOVIE: Euro-exploitation film, BATTLE OF THE AMAZONS, rounds out our Cinemascope Triple Feature and caps off the screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:30am - MOVIE: Toe Tag celebrates the 15th Anniversary of AUGUST UNDERGROUND to end the nights screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.
SATURDAY (April 2nd):
9:30am - CARTOON TIME: 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 the SATURDAY MORNING HARDCORE WRESTLING HOUR in MOVIE ROOM 2.
10:30am - MOVIE: Saturday Morning Hangover Theater begins with the classic 50s sci-fi flick, QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE, on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:15am - MORE WRESTLING: We dug up some old matches and assorted mayhem from George “The Animal” Steele’s WWF days. Catch it before his talk in MOVIE ROOM 2.
NOON - Son of Ghoul’s THREE STOOGES hour begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:00pm - GUEST: George “The Animal” Steele meets with fans to talk about his long career in wrestling, his role as “Tor Johnson” in ED WOOD, and more, in MOVIE ROOM 2.
1:30pm - MOVIE: Bad hootch. Exploding bums. And a game of keep-away with a severed penis. That can only mean STREET TRASH begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
2:15pm - MOVIE: Horror anthology, HAPPY HOUR HOLOCAUST, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
3:15pm - GUEST EVENT: Find out what exploding bums and an abundance of snack cakes has to do with each other when we gather up the attending cast and crew of STREET TRASH after the movie screening in MOVIE ROOM 1.
4:00pm - MOVIE: The amusing mockumentary, WINNER TAPE ALL, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
4:30pm - GUEST: David Naughton meets with fans and introduces AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON in MOVIE ROOM 1.
5:15pm - MOVIE: AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
5:30pm - GUEST: Linda Miller talks about her time in Japan and introduces KING KONG ESCAPES in MOVIE ROOM 2.
6:15pm - MOVIE: KING KONG ESCAPES 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.
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.
8:00pm - MOVIE: Indy horror flick, CURSE OF THE WINDIGO, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
9:15pm - MOVIE: More indy horror when POLLEN begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
10:30pm - MOVIE: Cult sci-fi monster movie favorite, GREEN SLIME, kicks off the night’s 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
10:30pm - MOVIE: MURDER FOR PLEASURE begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
MIDNIGHT - MOVIE: Catch another WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between the night’s 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:15am - MOVIE: Bill Zebub’s DICKSHARK ends the screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 2.
12:30am - MOVIE: Can you stand the snake horrors of William Grefe’s STANLEY as we wrap up the Saturday night film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
SUNDAY (April 3rd):
11:00am - Doors open for all pass holders.
11:15am - GOD STUFF: Sappy must see christian short film, THE SUNSHINE FACTORY, kicks off the days 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:15am - SHORT FILMS: The Friday Night Short Film Block returns for everyone who may have missed it on Friday. In MOVIE ROOM 2.
11:45pm - SATAN STUFF: COVENANT, our Sunday morning made-for-television horror film of the weekend, begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:00pm - SHORT: KID FROM BORNEO, one of the funniest Little Rascals / Our Gang two reelers, begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:15pm - MOVIE: Indy horror film, THE LURKING, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
1:30pm - MOVIE: GREEN SLIME returns!... In MOVIE ROOM 1.
3:00pm - SHORT: How about one more WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between flicks as we begin to wind down the day in MOVIE ROOM 1.
3:00pm - MOVIE: If you missed it Saturday afternoon, then here’s one last chance to catch STREET TRASH as we wrap up the screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 2.
3:30pm - MOVIE: William Grefe’s STANLEY returns to end the 16mm movie screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.
5:00pm - Cinema Wasteland officially turns out the lights, bolts the doors, and calls our annual Spring Show quits. Make your plans to join us this September 30th - October 1st and 2nd, 2016 when we get one year closer to celebrating 20 Years of the CW Show with one more weekend of whatever it is we do twice a year.
* 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 next Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo this September 30th - October 1st and 2nd, 2016. An advance flier for the CW Fall Show will be available at registration the weekend of the April Show.