The Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo
April 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2020

Since we unleashed the very first CW Show way back in September of 2000, Cinema Wasteland has guaranteed every fan through the door more Films and Events than anyone can actually attend over the course of the three day weekend. Now, as we enter our 20th Anniversary Year with our 37th Show, we’ve continued to make sure attending fans always get more than their admission monies worth when it comes to a Wasteland Weekend.

In addition to the 20+ hours that the Vendor and Guest Room is open to attendees, we’ve packed roughly 60 hours worth of programming into our Spring Show weekend. Once again, you’ll have to decide what you want to do most every day, so plotting out your weekend early is always a good thing.

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 3rd):

4:00pm - All 3-Day Pass holders admitted into the Guest and Vendor Room.

4:30pm -
Dealer and Guest Room is open to Single Day Pass holders.

4:45pm - SHORTS: SPOOKIES AND ODDITIES Volume 1 & 2 offers up a few short films to begin the weekend screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.

5:30pm - MOVIE: Underground weirdness when THE BLEAK begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

6:30pm - MOVIE: Horror Host regular, Gunga Jim, brings Gunga’s Drive-In to Cinema Wasteland with a screening of THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES THAT STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES in MOVIE ROOM 2.

7:00pm - MOVIE: What better way to kick off the 16mm film screenings than with a 50’s Juvenal Delinquent Movie Triple Feature. Things kick off with troubled teen, Jill, when she goes off the rails and ON THE LOOSE, in MOVIE ROOM 1.

8:15pm - GUEST: Golden Age Adult Film Starlet, Serena, meets with fans for an intimate talk about “this and that” in MOVIE ROOM 2.

8:45pm - MOVIE: TEENAGE CRIME WAVE will remind you of “The Sadist” with Arch Hall, Jr. It continues our Juvenile Delinquent Triple Feature in MOVIE ROOM 1.

9:30pm - MOVIE: DAMAGE CONTROL 3: REVELATIONS begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

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 tonight, so read on!

10:00pm - SHORT: We’re adding in an extra INTERMISSION REEL full of crime films and spy thrillers tonight in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:30pm - MOVIE: Juvenile biker gang classic, MOTORCYCLE GANG, wraps up our Juvenile Delinquent Triple Feature in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:45pm - SHORTS: SLAUGHTER LIVES! fills you in on our favorite clown-masked psychopath after the events in Damage Control 3 draw to a close in these four short films. Catch ‘em all in MOVIE ROOM 2.

11:30pm - MOVIE: Piper Laurie has vengeful spirit problems when RUBY begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

MIDNIGHT - SHORT: Catch the second INTERMISSION REEL of the night between 16mm films in MOVIE ROOM 1.

12:30am - MOVIE: From juvenile delinquents to giant bugs when THE DEADLY MANTIS wraps up our 16mm film screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.

1:00am - MOVIE: Bob Clark’s cult horror flick, BLACK CHRISTMAS, ends the screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 2.





SATURDAY (April 4th):

9:30am - CARTOON TIME: Start your day the Wasteland way when Son of Ghoul presents an hour’s worth of classic, or maybe not-so-classic CARTOONS on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:00am - Doors Open for all pass holders.

10:15am - WRESTLING TIME: SATURDAY MORNING HARDCORE WRESTLING HOUR with Pete Chiarella and Toby “Mr. Insanity” Klein, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

10:30am - MOVIE: Saturday Morning Hangover Theater begins with the sci-fi classic, 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH, on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.

11:30am - MOVIE: BATTLES, BOUTS, AND BRAWLS, a documentary on Detroit, MI. (and surrounding areas like Cleveland, Ohio) wrestling back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

NOON - GET YOUR NYUK ON: Son of Ghoul’s THREE STOOGES hour begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

1:00pm - MOVIE: The Mummy and The Monkey present HORROR EXPRESS when they shift to Saturday this time around, in MOVIE ROOM 2.

1:30pm - MOVIE: Cult black comedy zombie flick, CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

3:15pm - GUEST PANEL: The attending cast of CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS meets up with fans after the movie screening in MOVIE ROOM 1.

3:45pm - MOVIE: TROMASTERPIECE THEATRE 2 riffs Mystery Science Theatre style on Troma’s POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD in MOVIE ROOM 2.

5:00pm - GUEST PANEL: We’ll be Talking TWIN PEAKS and More when we gather up our second batch of guests for the day to meet with fans in MOVIE ROOM 1.

5:45pm - MOVIE: Who let all the clowns in?… INFINITE CLOWN WAR begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

7:00pm - The DEALER and GUEST ROOM closes for the night, but as usual, we’ve still got plenty to do and several movies screening until 2:00am this morning.

7:30pm - MOVIE: Catch the Indy horror flick, TAKE BACK THE KNIFE, in MOVIE ROOM 2.

8:00pm - YOU CALL THIS ENTERTAINMENT? It’s time for another GHASTLEE NITE AT THE MOVIES, with your host, A. Ghastlee Ghoul. The mayhem begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

9:00pm - MOVIE: Lost footage horrors when OUIJA BLOOD RITUAL begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

10:30pm - MOVIE: Bob Clark’s drive-in horror classic, DEATH DREAM (Dead of Night), kicks off the 16mm double feature for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:30pm - MOVIE: Indy serial killer flick, DARK DAYS OF DEMETRIUS, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

MIDNIGHT - SHORT: Catch another WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between the night’s 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.

MIDNIGHT - MOVIE: We’re pulling out a haunted house classic when THE HAUNTING ends the screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 2.

12:30am - MOVIE: Underwater Nazi zombies attack when SHOCK WAVES ends the 16mm film screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.





SUNDAY (April 5th):

10:30am - Doors open for all pass holders.

10:30am - MOVIE: Just in case you missed it late last night, THE HAUNTING returns for an encore screening in MOVIE ROOM 2.

10:45pm - CLASSIC TV SHORT: A short reel of CLASSIC TV AND MOVIE BLOOPERS kicks off the days 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.

11:00am - MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Escaped psycho exploitation flick, REARVIEW MIRROR, originally aired on November 2nd, 1984. It returns 36 years later as our made for TV movie pick of the show. Catch it in MOVIE ROOM 1.

12:30pm - MOVIE: CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS returns for an encore screening in MOVIE ROOM 2.

12:45pm - MOVIE: Stock Footage Action Theatre begins with Johnny Weissmuller battling the “Giant People”… who look more like tall werewolves than any sort of “missing links” in the more enjoyable than it should be, JUNGLE JIM IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND in MOVIE ROOM 1.

2:00pm - SHORT: One last time to catch a WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between films in MOVIE ROOM 1.

2:15pm - MOVIE: BLACK CHRISTMAS returns to round out the screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 2.

2:30pm - MOVIE: Because we already know people missed it last night, SHOCK WAVES rears its Nazi zombie head to end the 16mm screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.

4:00pm - Cinema Wasteland officially turns out the lights, bolts the doors, and packs everything away until we pull it all out again this October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020 as we continue our 20th Year of Celebrating the spirit of the Drive-In. Make plans to join us now and we’ll see you in six short months.





* 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 at registration, or you can print this one here and have it on hand early.

* 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 and both 3-Day Passes as well as Single Day Passes are available in advance as well as at-the-door the weekend of every show. Can’t afford to buy a pass into the show? Then to put is as kindly as possible: Stay Home.

* Don’t Miss the Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo Fall Show this October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020. An advance flier for October’s CW Show will be available at registration the weekend of the current show so be sure to pick one up while you’re there.