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''Off-Beat Cinema'' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Not-So-Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.

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''Off-Beat Cinema'' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik {{Beatnik}} hosts (The Not-So-Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.


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The show debuted on Buffalo's WKBW on Halloween 1993 as an antidote to late-night infomercials. The show and its menagerie of flicks became popular locally, but ''Off-Beat Cinema'' didn't go national until the late-[[TheOughties Oughties]] when it was picked up by Retro TV. In 2012, the show [[ChannelHop Channel Hopped]] to Buffalo's WBBZ, where it airs at midnight on Saturdays following ''{{Svengoolie}}''.

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The show debuted on Buffalo's WKBW on Halloween 1993 as an antidote to late-night infomercials. The show and its menagerie of flicks became popular locally, but ''Off-Beat Cinema'' didn't go national until the late-[[TheOughties Oughties]] when it was picked up by Retro TV. In 2012, the show [[ChannelHop Channel Hopped]] to Buffalo's WBBZ, where it airs at midnight on Saturdays following ''{{Svengoolie}}''.
''Series/{{Svengoolie}}''.


'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Not-So-Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.

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'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' ''Off-Beat Cinema'' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Not-So-Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.


'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.

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'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Mysterious Not-So-Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.


'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all, played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.

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'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all, know-it-all played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.


'"It's a mad pad dad!"'' -- Zelda

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'"It's "It's a mad pad dad!"'' dad!" -- Zelda


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[[caption-width-right:320:From left: Bird, Zelda and Maxwell.]]



'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Tony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all, played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.

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'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (The Mysterious Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Tony Anthony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all, played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.



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'"It's a mad pad dad!"'' -- Zelda


'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (Maxwell Truth, Bird the Painter, and The Mysterious Zelda) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.

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'''''Off-Beat Cinema''''' is a [[LongRunner longtime]], low-budget midnight movie series airing out of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Buffalo, New York]], featuring three beatnik hosts (Maxwell Truth, Bird the Painter, and The (The Mysterious Zelda) Zelda played by Constance Caldwell; Bird the Painter played by Tony Billoni; Theodore the know-it-all, played by Jeffrey Roberts) who showcase art flicks, B-movies, and public domain shorts. The bumper segments show the cast mixing irreverent discussion about the movie with philosophizing, poetry, musical performances, and the occasional special guest.


Compare ''and'' contrast with both ''Svengoolie'' and ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', in that ''Off-Beat Cinema'' covers the same kinds of movies as they do but refrain from {{MST}}. The official site is [[http://www.offbeatcinema.com/ here]].

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Compare ''and'' contrast with both ''Svengoolie'' and ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', in that ''Off-Beat Cinema'' covers the same kinds of movies as they do but refrain from {{MST}}. The official site is [[http://www.offbeatcinema.com/ here]].

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