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MOVIE SCHEDULE

Off Beat Radio
El Gato Roboto (website)
“Sleestak” (2019)
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.
August 3rd
August 3rd
This summer, the original "Green Hornet" is back in an action packed documentary on the late martial arts legend Bruce Lee! The beatniks offer this biography with scenes of his childhood films. Later, Lee imitator Bruce Li is featured in scenes from "Last Fist of Fury."
August 10th
August 10th
This summer, beatniks Zelda, Bird, and Theo take a trip and visit a Wonder of the World, Niagara Falls...and bring you along too! Watch when they present this Hal Roach comedy starring Zasu Pitts and Slim Summerville as a befuddled couple who visit the Falls, and find that their love is as powerful as the Mighty Niagara!

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.