Off Beat Radio
Bing Day
“Mama’s Place” (1959)
July 7th
July 7th
The beatniks screen this flick that follows the story of an insane ex–U.S. Army major who uses an escaped criminal to steal materials to improve the "invisibility" machine his scientist prisoner made.
July 14th
July 14th
Beatniks Bird, Zelda, and Theo visit a Wonder of the World, Niagara Falls to present this Hal Roach comedy starring ZaSu Pitts and Slim Summerville as a befuddled couple who visit the Falls, only to find their love is more powerful than the Falls they are visiting!
July 21st
July 21st
The Flying Deuces, also known as Flying Aces, is a 1939 comedy starring the legendary movie comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy. This flick finds our team joining the French Foreign Legion, but can they survive the experience?
July 28th
July 28th
Jack Nicholson makes his movie debut in this campy classic shot in a few days by director Roger Corman. Will a man eating plant take over Los Angeles, or the owner who cares for it?

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!