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Off Beat Radio
Ian Wilson
“The Crater” (2008)
April 20th
April 20th
For the holiday weekend, Bird, Zelda, and Theo serve up a star studded magical classic. Wizard Lodac (Basil Rathbone) abducts Princess Helene (Anne Helm). Young Sir George (Gary Lockwood) vows to rescue the fair maiden and win her heart in the process. George, who apprentices for a bumbling witch (Estelle Winwood), nabs an enchanted sword from and makes off for Lodac's lair.

Will he win the fair maiden? Will we see unicorns?

April 27th (NEW)
April 27th (NEW)
Bird, Zelda, and Theo say pass the sunscreen for this late 50's drive-in campy classic. Why? Sunlight transforms a contaminated scientist into a man-eating lizard! Who can stop this reptilian rogue?

Pop up some kernels and find out!

May 4th
May 4th
Considered to be one of the finest movies ever made. This 1950 Japanese classic was directed by Akira Kurosawa, and stars Toshiro Mifune. "Rashomon" is a riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth, and the meaning of justice. This is a five star cinematic adventure cats!
May 11th (NEW)
May 11th (NEW)
Bird, Zelda, and Theo deliver the "mother lode" with this Off Beat Cinema classic. Director Eugene Lourie creates a real mood in this tale of monstrous mother love! Watch when a wayward baby sea monster is put on display at a London circus, only to have his mom show up and drag junior home...while smashing a few buildings that get in the way!

David Kane, Bird, Zelda and Theodore

ABOUT OBC

Off Beat Cinema is a two-hour hosted movie show that airs on television stations throughout North America on the retroTV Network along with a series of independent stations. Off Beat Cinema promises to show you “the movies that must be shown” – the good, the bad and the foreign (in their original languages, of course!)

Off Beat Cinema began on October 31, 1993 as a diversion from the flood of late night infomercials that seemed to consume the available airwaves of television’s last cool frontier: late night! Once a hip haven for insomniacs, second shifters, beatniks and kids who would sneak back to the TV when their parents were solidly in dreamland, late night television had become a vast wasteland of hucksters hawking everything from cooling systems to spray-on hair in a can.

The Hungry EarThe show is filmed in the Hungry Ear Coffee House, a whacked-out poetry basement located somewhere in downtown Buffalo, NY. The Hungry Ear Coffee House is a mad pad, Dad… and the kind of place where Boris Karloff could sit with Ed Wood and discuss the transcendence of the ego and how that applies to Moe Howard getting a cream pie in the face. A comfortable pad where former Beatle Pete Best could sit with the Goo Goo Dolls and discuss the merits of 3D giant insect fear films. I think you get the picture…

The beatniks also like to take the show on the road with gigs at Canalside or at far-out locations like Hot Mama’s Canteen! Check out the fun in the portfolio section.