March 23, 2019

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With the April CW Show roughly five weeks away now, we’d like to remind everyone that there is still a few days to grab yourself a 3-Day Pass into the Show for $40 and save $15 off of the at-the-door price on Friday, April 5th. Act by March 8th and all 61 hours we’ve squeezed into the weekend schedule is yours to enjoy with enough left over to actually spend on something you can’t live without from one of our Vendors.

Once again, we’ve also got the Entire WEEKEND OF FILMS AND EVENTS Posted on the web site so you can begin to plot out your Wasteland Weekend early and not miss anything we have to offer.

You’ll find a button at the top of the FILMS AND EVENTS Page that will take you to a printable Weekend Schedule. Or, just use this handy link to get there.

From the time we open the doors on Friday (at 4:00pm for 3-Day Pass holders and 4:30pm for Single Day Pass people), until we close down on Sunday at 4:00pm, there’s always something to do at a Cinema Wasteland Show.

Weekend highlights include:

Friday evening, John Russo will introduce his latest horror-comedy, My Uncle John is a Zombie. We’ve also got the popular Friday Night Short Film Block (that includes Ready For My Close Up, an amusing short starring Lynn Lowry), the usual outings from our resident Horror Hosts, Janet Decay and Grimm Gori (aka The Mummy and The Monkey) as well as Gunga Jim presenting the I Eat Your Skin part of the original I Eat Your Skin / I Drink Your Blood double feature, and a couple of great 16mm Films to screen Friday night.

Saturday is always the way too much to do day and kicks off with the usual Cartoons, classic 50’s monster movie (The Monster on Campus), and Three Stooges on 16mm film. We’ve got a handful of Guest Talks and Panels, including the I Drink Your Blood screening and cast panel, all kinds of Indy and Guest related movies screening and another double dose of 16mm films to cap off the Night.

Sunday has become the day we screen our made-for-TV Film and Spaghetti Western picks of the show and we’ve got a couple of good ones ready to unleash when we present the made-for TV horror film, Doctor Franken, as well as the pasta western classic, The Hellbenders on Sunday in the Film Room.

Of course there is a whole lot more packed into the schedule than we’ve mentioned here so take a look at the complete Weekend Schedule of Films and Events between now and show time to checkout everything we have to offer attending fans.

OK, a few last minute reminders and we’ll see you all in a few short weeks.

TICKETS: For everything we offer attending fans, a pass into the Cinema Wasteland Show may be a B movie fans best bargain. The average movie theater ticket price is a real rip off these days considering that you’re only watching a DVD and it seems most conventions these days aren’t actually interested in anything other than presenting a couple of guests that will charge you more for an autograph than it will be worth twenty years after they are dead and buried. By the looks of it, Films, Events, and any sort of actual programming are a thing of the past for most cons these days. But checking out the 60+ hours worth of stuff a CW Show offers attending fans costs practically nothing if divided out by the day. We don’t call ourselves the last of the old school movie fan conventions just to hear ourselves say it. We’ll do our best to continue to prove it twice a year.
Until March 8th, you can grab yourself a 3-Day Pass into the April 5-7, 2019 CW Show for only $40, or Single Day Passes for only $20 each. You can grab your passes on line by clicking here.

HOTEL: We haven’t as yet heard that the hotel is completely full so they’re releasing whatever rooms are available for us. But the one thing you can always count on is that the hotel will be sold out by show time. We take over the entire hotel, and rooms are starting to fill up a little faster these past few shows since the motel next door raised its rates and is no longer a significant savings over the Show Hotel. Help support the show and avoid the headache of having to stay down the road by making your room reservations today. To avoid the headaches of soulless automated booking systems that like to mess up your reservation or tell you there aren’t any rooms available when there are, you should make your room reservation no later than FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT (or the week of March 4th for those that need an actual date). You can always reserve your room through our web site, or by calling The Holiday Inn reservation line at 1-877-408-4913. Remember you MUST ask for “The Cinema Wasteland Room Rate”, or they really should tell you that they are ”sold out” and have no rooms. And PLEASE only reserve as many rooms as you plan on using.

OK, that’s it for me this month. There’s always a ton of last minute stuff to get done before any CW Show so I’m off to check something off the list.

If all works out, we’ve got another great Show planned for this October 4th, 5th and 6th, 2019 that’s chock full of new, first time Guests. An advance flier will naturally be available next month for the October Show so be sure to grab one when you arrive.

I’ll see you all in a few short weeks,