The Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo
October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2021

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 21st 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.

Things have been a little weird with the World these past couple years. We didn’t schedule as many guest talks or panels as we normally would this time around, and A. Ghastlee Ghoul is passing in his live show on Saturday night this time around in order to not pack the panel and film rooms to standing room only capacity. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t try to fill the schedule with more than any one person can do or watch over the course of the three day weekend.

In addition to the 20+ hours that the Vendor and Guest Room is open to attendees, we’ve once again packed roughly 60 hours worth of programming into our Fall Show weekend. Just as it is with every CW show, 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 (October 1st):

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.

4:30pm - HARDCORE WRESTLING moves to its new time slot on Friday in MOVIE ROOM 2.

6:30pm - MOVIE: Indy revenge thriller, STRONG ARM, begins 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.

8:00pm - 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.

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.

9:45pm - MOVIE: Short Films, VISIONS & VOICES, THE SHERMAN OAKS HAUNTING, THE BLEAK, and DAMAGE CONTROL 5: REVELATIONS begin 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.

MIDNIGHT - MOVIE: Horror-Comedy with a touch of nudity and sex… Leave the kiddies behind when AMITYVILLE VIBRATOR 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.

1:15am - MOVIE: Indy serial killer flick, DARK DAYS OF DEMETRIUS, wraps up the screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.




SATURDAY (October 2nd):

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 - THE MUMMY AND THE MONKEY open the show on Saturday with the film, HORROR EXPRESS, 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.

12:15pm - MOVIE: Camp indy comedy, PSYCHO APE, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

1:30pm - GUEST: The “Drive-In Dracula” himself, Zandor Vorkov, chats with fans and does an introduction to Al Adamson’s cult classic, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN in MOVIE ROOM 1.

1:30pm - MOVIE: MAIL ORDER MURDER: The story of W.A.V.E. Productions, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

2:30pm - MOVIE: Al Adamson’s DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

3:30pm - MOVIE: Who let all the clowns in?… INFINITE CLOWN WAR begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

4:15pm - GUEST: Keli Richards meets with fans to talk 80’s “adult parodies” and whatever else comes up in MOVIE ROOM 1.

5:00pm - MOVIE: Catch the Indy horror flick, TAKE BACK THE KNIFE, in MOVIE ROOM 2.

5:30pm - GUEST: Robert Hammer and Flo Lawrence will chat with fans and do an introduction to DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE in MOVIE ROOM 1.

6:30pm - MOVIE: Robert Hammer’s cult exploitation thriller, DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE! begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

6:30pm - MOVIE: The horror-comedy, BLOOD FREAK, 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.

8:00pm - MOVIE: Indy horror flick, FEASTER SUNDAY, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

8:15pm - MOVIE: With A. Ghastlee Ghoul taking a weekend off from hosting his usual live gig this show, we’re beginning the 16mm film block a little earlier than usual when underwater Nazi zombies attack in the drive-in classic, SHOCK WAVES in MOVIE ROOM 1.

9:45pm - SHORT: A quick 10 minute INTERMISSION REEL between flicks in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:00pm - MOVIE: Ted V. Mikels camp horror classic, THE CROPSE GRINDERS, continues the 16mm film screening for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:00pm - MOVIE: Lost footage horrors when OUIJA BLOOD RITUAL begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

11:30pm - SHORT: Catch another WASTELAND INTERMISSION REEL between the night’s 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.

11:30pm - MOVIE: Indy revenge thriller, PEOPLE TO KILL, ends the screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 2.

MIDNIGHT - MOVIE: Bigfoot is after biker babes, when the camp horror classic, BIGFOOT, ends the 16mm film screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.




SUNDAY (October 3rd):

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

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 37 years later as our made for TV movie pick of the show. Catch it in MOVIE ROOM 1.

11:00am - 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.

12:30pm - MOVIE: Robert Burns wasn’t just the guy who created “Leatherface” in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, he was also the authority when it came to 40’s film villain, Rondo Hatton. Catch the documentary, RONDO AND BOB, when it screens 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: Robert Hammer’s DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE returns to round out the screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 2.

2:30pm - MOVIE: Ted V. Mikels camp horror classic, THE CORPSE GRINDERS, returns 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 next April 8th, 9th and 10th, 2022 as we approach our 22nd 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 Spring Show next April 8th, 9th and 10th, 2022