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Off Beat Radio
Edd ‘Kookie’ Byrnes
“Yulesville” (1959)
December 9th
December 9th
Beatniks Bird and Zelda head to the rooftop on the lookout for Santa, and to tune the antenna for some special Christmas television specials from the 50's and 60's. Will “Ozzie and Harriet” get their shopping done, and put up the tree and holiday lights before Christmas Eve? Will “The Beverly Hillbillies” enjoy their new boat and television from Mr. Drysdale? Find out while you heat up your TV dinner!
December 16th
December 16th
This 1935 British version of the Dickens classic stars Seymour Hicks as Ebeneezer Scrooge, the miser who hates Christmas - only to be visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. This is the first sound version of “A Christmas Carol” that will surely get you in the spirit. Pass the eggnog!
December 23rd
December 23rd
This is a “Bird” family tradition! Watch as John Call plays Santa in this science fiction comedy. Popular singer Pia Zadora plays one of the children kidnapped to Mars with jolly old Saint Nick. Will they bring happiness to the children of Mars? Will they make their way back to earth in time for December 25th? By the end, Music Director Milton DeLugg will have you singing, “Hooray For Santy-Claus!”
December 30th
December 30th
Some say this is the best of the worst! Director Ed Wood brings Bela Lugosi to the screen in his last screen appearance as poorly dressed (and rather rude ) aliens bring a “doomsday” machine to earth in their attempt to take over. Psychic “Criswell” narrates the movie that stars Lyle Talbot, and then horror movie hostess Elvira. Top pilot ( Gregory Walcott ) flys in to save the day, the planet, and this movie!

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.