Play BingoFlix tonight as the CALS Ron Robinson Theater shows 1956’s THE MOLE PEOPLE

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Play bingo to some of the most hilarious movie cliches during a screening of the so-bad-it’s-good film, The Mole People. Win prizes including free movie and event tickets to upcoming shows at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley finds a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the Shadow Dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time, where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn’t welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated.

“Gee Dad,” among the cast of this 1956 movie is Hugh Beaumont who would start filming “Leave It to Beaver” the following year.  Playing Elinu is Alan Napier, perhaps best known for his stint as Alfred the butler in TV’s “Batman.”

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. This movie, which was shot in 17 days, starts at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available!

Play BingoFlix tonight as CALS Ron Robinson Theater shows SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS

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Play bingo to some of the most hilarious movie cliches during a screening of the so-bad-it’s-good film, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Win prizes including free movie and event tickets to upcoming shows at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

Martians come to Earth to kidnap Santa Claus because there is no one on Mars to give their children presents. Earth kids Billy and Betty set out to save Santa and return him to Earth. The film is a baffling mixture of sci-fi, Christmas cheer and childish slapstick!

Filmed mostly in an old airport hangar on Long Island, it features a cast culled largely from Broadway shows at the time. Among the cast are future Tony winner Bill McCutcheon (who also played Shirley MacLaine’s suitor in Steel Magnolias) and Pia Zadora in her film debut.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available!

BingoFlix at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater tonight with MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE

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BingoFlix returns to the Ron Robinson Theater!

Play bingo to some of the most hilarious movie cliches during a screening of the so-bad-it’s-good film, Manos: The Hands of Fate! Win prizes including free movie and event tickets to upcoming shows at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available!

This 1966 American independent horror film revolves around a vacationing family who lose their way on a road trip. After a long drive in the Texas desert, the family finds themselves trapped at a lodge maintained by a polygynous pagan cult, and they attempt to escape as the cult’s members decide what to do with them.

One of the actors, John Reynolds, was on LSD throughout the filming. His incessant twitching may not be the weirdest thing about this movie.

The entire film was shot with a hand-held camera that could only record 32 seconds of film at a time. It was also shot without sound; all the lines were dubbed later by two men and one woman.

The only cast members who were paid for their performances were Jackey Neyman Jones and a Doberman, which got a bag of dog food. The rest of the cast was supposed to receive a cut of the movie’s profits, which never materialized. Director Harold P. Warren also gave the crew shares, instead of a salary.

CALS Ron Robinson Theater BingoFlix presents ROBOT MONSTER

Robot Monster (1953, NR)

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Play bingo to some of the most hilarious movie cliches during a SPECIAL 3D SCREENING of Robot Monster! Win prizes including free movie and event tickets to upcoming shows at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater!

Robot Monster, also known as Monster from Mars, is a 1953 independently made American black-and-white 3D science fiction film, remembered in later decades as one of the worst movies ever made. The film tells the story of moon robot Ro-Man’s mission to Earth to destroy humanity. He manages to kill all but eight survivors, who have become immune to his death ray.

Ro-Man runs afoul of the Great Guidance, his leader, when he becomes attracted to the human Alice. She is the eldest daughter of a surviving scientist, and he refuses to harm her. The Great Guidance must now come to Earth and finish what the Moon robot started.

The Ron Robinson Theater doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available!