June 17, 2017

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Monthly Update:

Like most people across the country, we’ve been enjoying the weather these past few weeks before it gets too hot to go outside once Summer kicks into high gear, but that doesn’t mean we’ve entirely ignored the September 29th, 30th & October 1st, 2017 Cinema Wasteland Show.

We just confirmed one of our favorite character actors, TOM ATKINS, will be making a return to the Fall Cinema Wasteland Show as a Guest after a few years away. Tom, of course, has a great body of “Wasteland” film work under his belt, including THE FOG, ESCAPE FROM NEW YOURK, CREEPSHOW, HALLOWEEN 3, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, and MANIAC COP to name a few.

We were hoping Michelle Bauer would be joining her fellow original Queens of Scream, Linnea Quigley and Brinke Stevens this Fall, but sadly, her birthday falls on CW Weekend and she has plans that will prevent her from attending. Next time we try to get the three girls together, we’ll make sure it’s a Spring Show and hope for the best.

Other than adding Tom Atkins to the guest list, we’re about to post a few 16mm Films we plan on screening this week so be sure to check the CW Show web site for any additions before you venture back out to enjoy the weather.


Remember that our “Early Bird” Ticket Special ends on June 16th, 2017 so you still have a couple of weeks to grab a 3-Day Pass for the Fall Show for only $35 or Single Day Passes for only $15 each. We have a lot of fans who only come in for two days, so this is the cheapest way to snag yourself what amounts to a 2-Day Pass when you think of it. You can grab your passes on line by Clicking Here.


First Rule: Your movie or short film needs to be 100% finished before we’ll consider screening it.
Second Rule: The film you submit can't be older than a year or so old or already have DVD or cable TV distribution since we're basically trying to help independent filmmakers get the word out about their films to our attending fans.
Third Rule: When your movie or short film is completely finished, just send us off a screener to watch and consider. (We won’t watch a “link” on the computer since we can’t screen a “link” on the computer at the show itself.) Make sure you include contact information so we can get back to you if we do decide to screen your short or feature, and patiently wait to see if we get back to you. It’s that easy. 
Since we’ve always supported the independent filmmaker, we don’t do things like your average every day film festival does things. Namely, we don’t charge to screen your movie or short film and just take your money and run whatever somebody sends us. We simply watch everything that is sent to us and fit as many indy films into the weekend schedule that we can squeeze in around all the other guest related movies and events that we normally cram into a Wasteland Weekend. We do keep film submissions for up to one year’s time so if we don’t screen your film or short one show, it very well could make the next show. We do watch and tend to enjoy everything we receive but please don’t take it personally if we don’t screen your submission. Chances are it just didn’t make it into the weekend schedule because we received way too many submissions in a short amount of time and/or had more films that fit a certain theme that matches the weekend we’re currently running.
Because we don’t charge to screen your film or short, a screening does not come with free passes into the show. A pass into the CW Show however is much cheaper than any film festival submission prices.
The submission cut off date for any given CW Show is two months before the event so we have time to watch and review everything we receive. We review all submissions by their post mark date, so anything received after the cut off date will only be included if we have screening time to fill.

HOTEL: 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 tell you there aren’t any rooms even if there are, Reserve your room no later than SIX WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT 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.

Those two or three months after any given CW Show is always the nice slow time I look forward to before I have to get to work on plotting and planning the 60+ hours worth of things to do and see for the next CW Show, and that time seems to go faster and faster ever year.

In other words, that is it for me until next month’s update.