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MOVIE SCHEDULE

Off Beat Radio
El Gato Roboto (website)
“Sleestak” (2019)
July 6th
July 6th
This holiday weekend, beatniks Bird, Zelda, and Theo hit the beach with a 60's romp filled with teens, tunes, and terror! Just what is in the ocean? Director Jon Hall also stars in this party with a theme written by none other than Frank Sinatra, Jr.

It's a swingin' hip time!

June 13th (NEW)
June 13th (NEW)
The king of fright, Bela Lugosi really sinks his teeth into this campy comedy science fiction romp! Nightclub comedians Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo (who walk, talk, and sing like Martin & Lewis) co-star with a gorilla that gets all the laughs! Filmed in 6 days for peanuts, the beatniks say you'll go bananas for this one!
June 20th
June 20th
Blast off with beatniks Bird, Zelda, and Theo as they mark the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with this incredible classic. This Technicolor space exploration science fiction drama was the first film ever to deal with the perils of space travel, with a diverse cast and some incredible special effects!
June 27th (NEW)
June 27th (NEW)
This classic film noir was the first to be directed by a woman - the iconic Ida Lupino, starring Edmond O'Brien and William Talman. The story centers on two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchiker during a trip to Mexico. The film was inspired by a true story of a psychopathic murderer! The "Hitch-Hiker" is regarded as such an important film, it was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry for being so historically significant.

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.