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Lou Christie
“Guitars & Bongos” (1964)

SATURDAY MOVIE SCHEDULES

June 19th (new)
June 19th (new)
Blast off with this international space age favorite! After finding an ancient, long-buried flight recorder that originally came from a spaceship launched from Venus, a human spaceship is dispatched there. The crew discovers a long-dead Venusian civilization that had constructed a device intended to destroy all life on Earth prior to invasion. What happened to their plan? This East German/Polish color science fiction film is based on the 1951 science fiction novel The Astronauts by Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem. It was directed by Kurt Maetzig, and stars Günther Simon, Julius Ongewe and Yoko Tani.
June 26th (new)
June 26th (new)
Cats and chicks, our beatnik movie pals present this independent three-dimensional science-fiction treat, produced by Jack Rabin and Al Zimbalist, directed by Arthur Hilton, that stars Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, and Marie Windsor. Seems some women in black tights have nothing better to do than hang out and lure astronauts, with music by the great Elmer Bernstein! Dig it!
July 3rd
July 3rd
Beatniks Zelda, Bird, and Theo say pass the sunscreen, and the popcorn, when they celebrate the holiday weekend of the summer with a beach party musical...with an added twist...a toxic monster has been invited, and doesn't play well in the sand! This one is directed and co-produced by Del Tenney, featuring music by the ``Del-Aires!`` Cool cats and chicks everywhere will be doing the ``Zombie Stomp!`` Check this flick out before we retire it for awhile!
July 10th
July 10th
Would you make a horror movie at a haunted house? One director did, and found out the horror was for real! This 70's fright fest stars John Ireland, Faith Domergue and John Carradine. Don't watch this one alone!

SCHEDULE NOTICE: OFF BEAT CINEMA IN ATLANTA/BEAUMONT AND TEXAS AIRS THE WEDNESDAY AFTER THE SATURDAY AIRING.

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.