Off Beat Radio
Bing Day
“Mama’s Place” (1959)
June 9th
June 9th
Enjoy Summer fun from "Hot Mama's Canteen" in Buffalo when the beatniks screen this Italian made science fiction thriller rarely seen.
June 16th (NEW)
June 16th (NEW)
Camp director Roger Corman brings beatniks together in a coffee shop to sip java, and converse about art.

Sound familiar? It's the inspiration for our new OBC set!

June 23rd
June 23rd
Beatnik Theo offers a tribute to Jerry Lewis in the landmark movie starring the late singer Dean Martin and comedian Jerry Lewis.

This is the movie that started it all!

June 30th (NEW)
June 30th (NEW)
Off Beat Cinema found this rare documentary on the martial arts legend who went on to star in movies, and the classic "Green Hornet" television series from the 60's.

What is the real story behind the man?

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!