The Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo
April 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017
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 venture into our 17th year of CW Shows with our 31st Show, we’ve continued to make sure attending fans always get their admission monies worth when it comes to a Wasteland Weekend.
In addition to the 22 hours that the Vendor and Guest Room is open to attendees, we’ve packed just over 61 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 7th):
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.
5:00pm - MOVIE: Catch the original CREEPSHOW before Rick Catizone’s Friday night talk. Rick was the animator and did make-up effects on the film, so refresh your memory if it’s been awhile since you last watched it in MOVIE ROOM 2.
5:15pm - MOVIE: We’re kickin’ off the 16mm film screenings with DEATH RIDES A HORSE, our spaghetti western pick of the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.
7:00pm - MOVIE: Catch the first episode of The Mummy & The Monkey Show, featuring the classic poverty row zombie clunker, KING OF THE ZOMBIES, in MOVIE ROOM 2.
7:15pm - MOVIE: Catch a 30+ minute reel of Western Movie Trailers, Featurettes, and Cartoons after the western feature in MOVIE ROOM 1.
8:00pm - GUEST: Animator, artist, and effects guy, Rick Catizone, did much more than just animate the credits in Night of the Living Dead. Find out all about his 50 year career in MOVIE ROOM 1.
9:00pm - MOVIE: EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN begins - Yep, Rick Catizone worked on it as well, so be sure to catch his talk before the movie screens in MOVIE ROOM 1.
9:30pm - MOVIE: Horror Host regular, Gunga Jim, brings Gunga’s Drive-In to Cinema Wasteland with a screening of THE CURSE OF BIGFOOT 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 roughly 2:00am tonight, so read on!
10:30pm - WASTELAND TRIVIA BEGINS IN THE HOTEL BAR - Grab your team (of up to six people) and join us for a night of all things Wasteland Trivia in the hotel bar area. Things will kick off after we shut down the Guest and Vendor Room for the night and is open to all CW attendees, vendors, and even the CW staff since they have no idea what trivia questions we will be asking. The winning three teams split $100 in cash prizes!
10:30pm - MOVIE: It’s “car chase night at the drive-in” when GRAND THEFT AUTO kicks off the Friday night 16mm film double feature in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:15pm - SHORT FILM BLOCK: The block is small this show, but we do have a couple of great shorts to screen in MOVIE ROOM 2.
MIDNIGHT - SHORT MOVIE: Go head. We dare you. Try to figure out NUTSACK PART 2 (yes, we’re continuing the Nutsack saga we began last show) when it begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
MIDNIGHT - FUN STUFF: We’ve got another Wasteland INTERMISSION REEL ready to screen between features in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:30am - MOVIE: EAT MY DUST rounds out the night’s 16mm film car chase double feature in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:00am - MOVIE: AMERICAN SCUMBAGS, a indy flick that reminded me of the underground video days of the 1980’s, caps off the night’s screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.
SATURDAY (April 8th):
9:30am - CARTOON TIME: Start your day the Wasteland way when we present an hour’s worth of classic, and more than likely, politically incorrect cartoons on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.
10:00am - Doors Open for all pass holders.
10:30am - MOVIE: Saturday Morning Hangover Theater begins with the camp classic sci-fi monster movie, INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN, on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.
10:30am - WRESTLING TIME: SATURDAY MORNING HARDCORE WRESTLING HOUR with Pete Chiarella and Mr. Insanity himself, Toby Klein, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
NOON - Son of Ghoul’s THREE STOOGES hour begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.
NOON - MOVIE: In homage to our old pal Bill Hinzman, the original “graveyard zombie” in NOTLD, we are screening his gory low budget horror flick, FLESHEATER in MOVIE ROOM 2.
1:30pm - GUEST EVENT: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD had ten original investors. Half of them are still around and we’ve got four of them as guests to tell the tale of how NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD got started with our first of two NOTLD panels in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:45pm - MOVIE: A mummy and his zombie servants?… In a Euro-clunker where they terrorize fashion models?! DAWN OF THE MUMMY begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
3:00pm - SHORTS: Catch TEACHER’S PET and BEDTIME WORRIES, a couple of classic Our Gang / Little Rascals episodes between NOTLD panels in MOVIE ROOM 1.
3:30pm - SHORT FEATURE: Burn an afternoon fatty and trust us, POT ZOMBIES will make much more sense than if you don’t, in MOVIE ROOM 2.
4:00pm - GUEST EVENT: After you hear from the original investors in their panel, join the attending cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD to get their stories of Ghouls, Farm Houses, and being a part of horror film history in MOVIE ROOM 1.
4:45pm - MOVIE: REDNECK ZOMBIES, one of our favorite indy zombie movie spoofs of the 1980’s begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
5:30pm - MOVIE: Boris Karloff stars in CORRIDORS OF BLOOD, on 16mm film after our second NOTLD panel wraps up in MOVIE ROOM 1.
6:30pm - MOVIE: DRIVEN TO SUCCEED, the indy comedy you’ll actually laugh with, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
7:00pm - The DEALER and GUEST ROOM closes for the night, but we’ve still got one more Guest Talk, Ghastlee’s Show, Plenty of Movies, and enough late night shenanigans on tap to 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.
8:15pm - SHORT FEATURE: BEYOND THE VALLEY OF BELIEF, a spoof of TV “fact or fiction” shows, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2..
9:30pm - MOVIE: Killer cult movie, CHILDREN OF THE WAY, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
10:30pm - MOVIE: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH with Vincent Price, kicks off the 16mm double feature of the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:00pm - MOVIE: Gritty and gory drama, PIG PEN, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.
MIDNIGHT - FUN STUFF: Catch a WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between the night’s 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:30am - MOVIE: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the original “midnight movie” wraps up the Saturday night 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
12:30am - MOVIE: A Vietnam vet zombie comes home when DEATH DREAM ends the screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 2.
SUNDAY (April 9th):
11:00am - Doors open for all pass holders.
11:15am - WHOLESOME FAMILY FUN: THE NOT SO GREAT ESCAPE kicks off the Sunday film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
11:30am - MOVIE: We still enjoy it so much that we brought back REDNECK ZOMBIES for an encore to kick off our day of zombie movies in MOVIE ROOM 2.
Noon - MOVIE: Made for TV slasher film, DEADLY LESSONS, continues the 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
1:15pm - MOVIE: Euro-zombie classic, LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE, continues our day of zombie movies in MOVIE ROOM 2.
1:30pm - MOVIE: In case you missed it late last night, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD makes a return to the 16mm film screen in MOVIE ROOM 1.
3:00pm - FUN STUFF: How about one last WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between the 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.
3:30pm - MOVIE: We flipped last night’s double feature, so THE LAST MAN ON EARTH ends the 16mm film screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.
3:30pm - MOVIE: Outrageous and over-the-top Euro-zombie crapfest, NIGHTMARE CITY ends the screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 2.
5:00pm - Cinema Wasteland officially turns out the lights, bolts the doors, and pours itself a collective drink before we call it a weekend and head home. Make your plans to join us this September 29th, 30th & October 1st, 2017 when we roll out the beer cooler and pop open a new batch of B movies for our 17th Anniversary Show.
* 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 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 Fall Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo, this September 29th, 30th & October 1st, 2017. An advance flier for next Spring’s CW Show will be available at registration the weekend of the Fall Show.