November 4, 2018

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* MOVIE, MOVIES and more MOVIES! We cram in as many classic Drive-In movies, independent films and shorts as we can pack into a weekend. You’ll find movies and shorts on real 16mm film in our 200 seat “Film Room” and all kinds of indy films, shorts, and guest related features in our smaller, 100+ seat “DVD projection Room” all weekend long.

* Q&A Sessions, Live Movie Commentaries, Guest Talks and Movie Introductions... Our guests are always willing to interact with attending fans, and we’ve come up with all kinds of fun stuff for them to do over the years. Let’s see what we come up with for the next show shall we?

* Join us for “A GHASTLEE NITE AT THE MOVIES” every Saturday Night beginning at 8:00pm. Hosted by Dayton, Ohio’s very own A. Ghastlee Ghoul, “A Ghastlee Nite at the Movies” isn’t really a film screening at all. It’s more a night of “live entertainment” and laughs. Join us for an evening of silly skits, bad music, interactive games and contests, surprise guests and more.

* SURPRISES and MORE SURPRISES! With most of the shows we run, things fall together a few weeks before show time. Be sure to check back as the show draws closer to see if we may have a surprise guest addition, extra film screening, or special event added to the weekend schedule.

* EVERY CINEMA WASTELAND MOVIE AND MEMORABILIA EXPO offers attending fans over 60 Hours worth of Movies and Programming over the course of three days. And it’s all 100% Free with the price of admission. It can be a bit overwhelming, so be sure to check over the complete Weekend Schedule of Films and Events before you arrive so you can plot out your weekend early. The Weekend Schedule is usually posted 3 or 4 weeks before any given show.


You can't have a "Movie Convention" without them, can you? ABSOLUTELY NOT! And we plan on showing plenty of films on both 16mm Film and Video at Cinema Wasteland - Many of which may be hosted by the Stars and Directors appearing as Guests at the show. Our evening film show is Free to all attendees and hotel guests.

Here are the movies we are showing on 16mm film:

Aging electronics wizard Victor Frankham (David Langton) begins to suspect that his hot young wife Selena (Deborah Raffin) is cheating on him with his business partner. Turns out it’s true and after he accidentally discovers they are plotting against him, Victor meticulously plots his revenge. Victor Frankham suffers from a weak heart that forces him to have a risky surgery in order to repair it. Worried he may not survive the surgery, Victor leaves a videotaped last will and testament. When Selena is told Victor died during his heart surgery, she plays his video… And discovers his last will comes with a sadistic twist! This made for TV horror-thriller was part of the Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense series and originally aired on September 12th, 1984.

In one of John Waters most well known cult films, Divine lives in a crappy trailer with her son Crackers (Danny Mills), Cotten (Mary Vivian Pearce), and mother, Edie (Edith Massey), who looks forward to visits with The Egg Man. They happily rest on their laurels as “the filthiest people alive” until challenged for the crown by Connie and Raymond Marble (Mink Stole and David Lochary respectively), who gladly sell heroin to school children and kidnap and impregnate female hitchhikers so they can sell their babies to lesbian couples. Once they challenge Devine and her family of malcontents directly, the game in on! Who will be crowned the The Filthiest People Alive when all is said and done? You’ll have to watch and find out for yourself.

Resident horror host, Son of Ghoul, will once again put together an hour’s worth of original cartoons to kick off Saturday morning. He often times digs up those old cartoons that were deemed “politically incorrect” by the stuffy douche bags who can’t pull their heads out of their asses long enough to take a breath of fresh air… which is just the way we like it at Cinema Wasteland! Cartoons kick off at 9:30am on Saturday mornings in MOVIE ROOM 1, so be sure to stop in and see what’s in store this time around!

It’s been a tradition since the very first Cinema Wasteland Show to screen Three Stooges shorts on Saturday morning. Resident horror host, Son of Ghoul, took over the job of sorting out which Stooge shorts to run when he mentioned that he owned every short on 16mm film. Stooge hour moved from early mornings to Noon on Saturday and the rest, as they say, is Wasteland history.

Brand new intermission reels will once again screen between our Friday and Saturday night double features (and again on Sunday between the 16mm film screenings) at our next show. Chock full of assorted movie trailers, cartoons, old intermission and snack bar spots and public service announcements, these twenty minute reels will bring back memories of drive-in days gone by and are always a big hit with our attendees.




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Here are the movies we are showing on DVD Projection:

After a meteorite crashes in the New Jersey woods, a couple of campers find themselves attacked and devoured by alien parasites. After their human snack, the hungry little creatures head towards town and hold up in the basement of an old house. After their parents are eaten by the monsters, Charles and his brother Peter need to either defend themselves or find themselves on the creatures dinner menu. Pete’s pal Frankie, love interest Ellen, and Kathy stop over and find themselves in a battle for their lives trying to stop the space creatures before they can reproduce and devour humanity. Gory and more fun than it should be, THE DEADLY SPAWN really delivers the B movie goods in spades. Look for CW Guest, Elizabeth Marner-Brooks as “Barb.”

The Friday Night collection of Short Films has been a popular event with attending fans since our very first show. Check back to see which shorts we have on the schedule.

Gunga Jim Presents I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964)
A scientist doing cancer research on a remote island discovers that by treating the local natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. He is then forced by his evil employer to create an army of the creatures so he can conquer the world with them. Director Del Tenny’s ZOMBIES (among other considered titles) sat on a shelf for six years until distributor Jerry Gross picked it up to play on the bottom of a double bill with I DRINK YOUR BLOOD in 1971. It’s actually a goofy fun flick and although we weren’t going to bother screening it, resident CW horror host,Gunga Jim decided it was his duty to bring Gunga’s Drive-In to CW with a screening and complete the original double feature.

Not into cartoons? Then why not grab a seat on Saturday morning and catch an hour’s worth of hardcore wrestling. More often than not, the Hardcore Wrestling Hour is co-hosted by Pete Chiarella and indy wrestling CW fan, “Mr. Insanity” Toby Klein, and always offers up enough in ring violence and bloodshed to start your morning right. Arrive early and enjoy the whole gory show on Saturday morning in MOVIE ROOM 2.

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1970) A group of Satan worshiping hippies descend on a small decaying upstate New York village, shack up in the abandoned hotel, and wreak havoc on the remaining locals. They rape Sylvia, a local girl, and when her grandfather goes after them, they dose him with LSD and torment the old guy. This doesn’t sit well with his grandson Pete, and he decides to get even by making them sick. When the hippies come into Mildred’s shop looking for something to eat, Andy gets his revenge by dosing Mildred’s meat pie’s with blood from a rabid dog that was recently killed. Bad move. The infected pot pies turn the hippies into rabid lunatics that begin to kill and infect everyone in their path. Director David Durston’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD was the first film to be rated X based on violence alone. Producer Jerry Gross “promised” to cut the film down to an R rating, but sent the uncut film out to theaters with a phony R rating attached to it. This led to various self-censored versions depending on where the film was playing. It was restored to the original uncut version for DVD release in 2002 and has gone on to claim its rightful place as a cult gore film classic in the years since.

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