Off Beat Radio
Bing Day
“Mama’s Place” (1959)
August 25th
August 25th
Texas is hot this time of year, so the giant gila is looking for some cool people to hang out with, and terrorize! Ken Curtis ( he played Festus on "Gunsmoke" ) directs.

Your gills will fill with laughter with this one!

September 3rd
September 3rd
Who do the teens in Stamford, Connecticut invite to their end of summer bash? Why a radioactive monster of course! In what some say is truly one of the worst movies ever made, beatniks Zelda, Bird, and Theo rock to the groovin' sounds of The Del-Aires as these teens try and escape the clutches of this googly eyed menace! Pass the sunscreen!
September 8th (NEW)
September 8th (NEW)
Beatniks Bird, Zelda, and Theo show off their brand new digs at the Hungry Ear Coffeehouse when they screen this Roger Corman classic! The delightful Yvette Vickers, and a cast of complete unknowns, don't do so well in the Florida Everglades when mutant leeches turn an average swim into a bloodsucking feast!
September 15th
September 15th
Ron Howard, of "Andy Griffith" and "Happy Days" fame stars with Beau Bridges, Johnny Crawford, and Joy Hanson in this campy romp. Howard concocts a powerful "goo" that makes whoever drinks it grow into a giant. With music by the Beau Brummels, will these towering teens take over their small town, or simply dance their lives away?

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!