Off Beat Radio
Bing Day
“Mama’s Place” (1959)
September 22nd (NEW)
September 22nd (NEW)
Bird, Zelda, and Theo have unearthed a classic that has not been seen for a generation. "Carib Gold" is the first movie to feature Cicely Tyson and Geoffrey Holder, with a cast of greats including Ethel Waters. These A-listers weave a tale of love, drama, and suspense with a backdrop of jazz in Key West, Florida.
September 29th
September 29th
Paul Frees directs a cast of troubled teens who try and support their singing pal Eddy Crane as he climbs the ladder of success. While he didn't make it to "Bandstand," Crane did become a hit on TV, only to have his beatnik pals cause music mayhem. Will Crane make it? Bird, Zelda, and Theo know!
October 6th (NEW)
October 6th (NEW)
Vincent Price stars in this American-Italian science fiction horror film, based on the 1954 Richard Matheson novel, I Am Legend. Price plays a doctor who is immune to a plague that killed the population. But is he the last man on earth? Seems the nocturnal zombies come back as vampires to prey upon Price. Will they claim him, or can Vincent laugh at their advances in this ultimate "thriller!"
October 13th
October 13th
Candace Hilligoss stars in this 1962 independent cult horror classic,
written, produced, and directed by Herk Harvey. Will a young woman, whose life is disturbed after a car accident find herself after being drawn to an abandoned carnival, where the freak show never ends? Filmed in Lawrence, Kansas and Salt Lake City,
Carnival of Souls was made for $33,000, but contains a million thrills!

David Kane, Bird, Zelda and Theodore


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.

Zelda had some fun at the Niagara Falls ComiCon 2018 in Canada. Unfortunately, Theo and Bird were detained at the border for further questioning.

Coming soon to Off Beat Cinema, ace reporter Zelda interviews Outstanding Actor, Dora Award Nominee for JERUSALEM and Canadian Screen Awards Nominee BAD BLOOD, Kim Coates! Plus Zelda asks Dawn Wells, the hip farmer chick Mary Ann from Gillian’s Island fame, “what was her favorite B-Movie”?

Stay Tune cats and kitties!