Weekend Schedule of Films and Events

The Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo -  

March 31st, April 1st & April 2nd, 2023 
Since we ran the very first CW Show way back in September of 2000, Cinema Wasteland has guaranteed every fan through the door more Films and Events than anyone can actually attend over the course of the three day weekend. Now, as we round out our 22nd Year with our 39th Show, we’ve continued to make sure attending fans always get more than their admission monies worth when it comes to a Wasteland Weekend.
In addition to the 20+ hours that the Vendor and Guest Room is open to attendees, we’ve got 61+ hours worth of Indy Movies, 16mm Film Screenings, and Assorted Programming scheduled this time around. We received more indie films that we’ve received in a few years now that everyone is getting projects finished and new stuff shot, so you’ll find them packed into both screening rooms this time out.
Just as it is with every CW show, you’ll have to decide what you want to do most every day, so plotting out your weekend early is always a good thing. Movies, Events and Panel Times are subject to change from what is listed below between now and show time, so check back the week of the show for any schedule changes.


FRIDAY (March 31st):

4:00pm -All 3-Day Pass holders admitted into The Vendor and Guest Room.

4:00pm - HARDCORE WRESTLING kicks off the weekend like usual in MOVIE ROOM 2.

4:30pm - The Vendor and Guest Room is open to Single Day Pass holders.

6:15pm - MOVIE: We’re kicking off the Indie Film Screenings for the weekend with MAGNUM OPUS: THE MOVIE. If you were a fan of shows like Jackass and/or Tom Green back in the day, you won’t want to miss it screening in MOVIE ROOM 2.

6:45pm - MOVIE: See if you can point out CW guest, Olivia Brown, when the 80s cult music with a touch of crime drama film, STREETS OF FIRE, begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

7:30pm - MOVIE: Horror Host regular, Gunga Jim, brings Gunga’s Drive-In to Cinema Wasteland with a screening of RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD, in MOVIE ROOM 2.

8:30pm - MOVIE: Charles Bronson and James Coburn duke it out with their fists as well as with loan shark Bruce Glover in HARD TIMES, in MOVIE ROOM 1.

9:45pm - SHORT FILM BLOCK 1: The popular Friday Night Short Film Block returns. This time around, catch (in the flowing order): BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY, THE MONSTER INSIDE, THE “PSYCHO SEASON” TRAILER REEL, SOMETHING IN THE WOODS, and GOOD MOURNING when they begin in MOVIE ROOM 2.

10:00pm - The DEALER and GUEST ROOM closes for the night but the evening is far from over. 16mm Films and Indy Movies roll on until 2:00am or later tonight, so read on!

10:15pm - MOVIE: Tom Skerritt gets tired of the crime, drugs, and violence and decides to take back his neighborhood in FIGHTING BACK, in MOVIE ROOM 1.

11:00pm - MOVIE: Indy sci-fi movie fun when THE SCARLET AGENCY battles all manor of supernatural threats and bad guys with plans of world domination in MOVIE ROOM 2.

MIDNIGHT - SHORT: Catch a Wasteland INTERMISSION REEL between 16mm films in MOVIE ROOM 1.

12:15am - MOVIE: Young people rent a cabin in the woods? What can go wrong? Find out when SPIRIT ANIMAL begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

12:30am - MOVIE: What better way to pay a little CW Show homage to the late Raquel Welch than to screen the roller derby classic, KANSAS CITY BOMBER, on 16mm film to wrap up the night’s screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.

SATURDAY (April 1st):

9:30am - CARTOON TIME: Start your day the Wasteland way when Son of Ghoul presents an hour’s worth of classic, or maybe not-so-classic CARTOONS on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:00am - Doors Open for all pass holders. 

10:00am - THE MUMMY AND THE MONKEY open the show on Saturday like usual when they host the indie horror film, BRIDES OF SATAN, in MOVIE ROOM 2.

10:30am - MOVIE: Grab a breakfast beer and join us when Saturday Morning Hangover Theater begins with the 50s Roger Corman horror classic, THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED, on 16mm film, in MOVIE ROOM 1.

NOON - GET YOUR NYUK ON: Son of Ghoul’s THREE STOOGES hour begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

NOON - MOVIE: Way more fun than we remember it was! THE BLOB… The 1988 remake that is… kicks off our early films CW Guest Nick Benson worked on double feature in MOVIE ROOM 2.

1:30pm - GUEST: Join effects guy Nick Benson between his “early films CW Guest Nick Benson worked on double feature” to shoot the shit with fans in MOVIE ROOM 2.

2:00pm - MOVIE: We knew him, we loved him, and so did the CW fans that met him when he was with us many a year ago. Check out Kim Henkel’s documentary, BESET BY DEMONS: THE LOU PERRYMAN STORY in MOVIE ROOM 1.

2:30pm - MOVIE: Nick Benson’s “early films CW Guest Nick Benson worked on double feature” continues with the 80s goo-fest, SOCIETY, in MOVIE ROOM 2.

3:30pm - GUEST: Join the entire attending cast and crew of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE after the Lou Perryman documentary screening in MOVIE ROOM 1.

4:30pm - MOVIE: Enjoyable horror-comedy fun for the whole family when AMITYVILLE CHRISTMAS VACATION begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

5:15pm - GUEST: Count Gore del Vol is celebrating 50+ years of horror hosting since his very first show aired, and the dusty ol’ Count is presenting the sure to be amusing behind-the-scenes peek, THE TRUTH ABOUT HORROR HOSTING, when you join him in MOVIE ROOM 1.

5:30pm - MOVIE: Watch for CW Guest Olivia Brown in a small role in the horror film, MAN’S BEST FRIEND, when it begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

6:45pm - MOVIE: The uncensored version of KING KONG - yep, lots of native chomping ’n stomping and Fay Wray’s booby flash intact - begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

7:00pm - The DEALER and GUEST ROOM closes for the night, but as usual, we’ve still got several movies screening until 2:00am, so read on.

7:15pm - GUEST: Join Olivia Brown when she meets with fans after the Man’s Best Friend screening in MOVIE ROOM 2.

8:30pm - SHORT FILM BLOCK 2: Our friends at Cheevies Films have been busy the last few years making shorts instead of features, and we’re more than happy to spotlight them when our second Short Film Block of the weekend begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

8:30pm - SHORT: You can never get too many CW INTERMISSION REELS can you? Good, because another one screens between 16mm films in MOVIE ROOM 1.

9:00pm - MOVIE: It’s a Kong-sized double feature when SON OF KONG begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

10:00pm - MOVIE: Indie horror film fans will not want to miss GUTS ON THE CHAINSAW when it begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

10:30pm - MOVIE: Far more fun than it should be, the sci-fi cheapie (and early role for past CW guest Richard “Jaws” Kiel), THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS, begins on 16mm film in MOVIE ROOM 1.

11:30am - MOVIE: Indie horror-thriller, STREETWALKER, is a terrific follow-up to Guts on the Chainsaw. Don’t miss it in MOVIE ROOM 2.

MIDNIGHT - SHORT: Catch one last Wasteland INTERMISSION REEL between the night’s 16mm film screenings in MOVIE ROOM 1.

12:30am - MOVIE: Drive-In sci-fi fun (and legitimate second bill to Human Duplicators), MUTINY IN OUTER SPACE, ends the 16mm film screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 1.

1:15am - MOVIE: Experimental exploitation film, PRINCE OF THE CRIMSON VOID, ends the screenings for the night in MOVIE ROOM 2. 

SUNDAY (April 2nd): 

10:30am - Doors open for all pass holders. 

10:30am - SHORT FILMS: Both of our SHORT FILM BLOCKS return for round two. Catch the Friday and Saturday Short Film Blocks back-to-back in MOVIE ROOM 2.

10:45am - SHORT: Lorne Greene fills you in on all of the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes on when making a television commercial in this short featurette before the Sunday made for TV movie pick of the show, in MOVIE ROOM 1.

11:00am - MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Originally broadcast on November 26th, 1974, we find three Union POWs on the run. They wind up taking care of an infant child while trying to escape their Confederate pursuers in the made for TV western, THE GODCHILD, in MOVIE ROOM 1.

12:30pm - SHORTS: Something a little different this time around when we present the GOLDEN AGE COMEDY COLLECTION. Catch The Little Rascals in FREE WHEELING (1932), Laurel and Hardy in BUSY BODIES (1932), W.C. Fields in THE BARBER SHOP (1933), Robert Benchley’s HOW TO SLEEP (1935), the returning Rascals in PAY AS YOU EXIT (1936) and the Abbott and Costello Show episode TELEVISION (1953), in MOVIE ROOM 1.

12:30pm - MOVIE: MAN’S BEST FRIEND makes a return visit in MOVIE ROOM 2.

2:15pm - MOVIE: SOCIETY makes a gooey return to wrap up the weekend screenings in MOVIE ROOM 2.

2:30pm - MOVIE: Our golden age comedy collection ends with The East Side Kids (later, The Bowery Boys) staying over night in Bela Lugosi’s spooky old mansion, in SPOOKS RUN WILD, to end the 16mm screenings for the weekend in MOVIE ROOM 1.

4:00pm - Cinema Wasteland officially turns out the lights, bolts the door, and packs everything away until we pull it all out again this September 29th and 30th - October 1st, 2023. Make plans to join us now and we’ll see you in six short months.

* All events happen in one of two Movie and Guest Rooms. See the map in our Weekend Events Schedule to find out which room the event you’re interested in will be taking place. The schedule of events is available the weekend of the show at registration, or you can print this one here and have it on hand early.

* Events are subject to last minute changes from the posted schedule. See the daily event schedules posted at each Movie Room door for any last minute changes from those printed here.

* All of the Movies, Films, and Events we offer are absolutely Free to Cinema Wasteland pass holders, and both 3-Day Passes as well as Single Day Passes are available in advance as well as at-the-door the weekend of every show.

*Don’t Miss the Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo’s 23rd Anniversary Show this September 29th and 30th - October 1st, 2023.