Run for your lives! Blobfest returns to Phoenixville from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12.
For those who didn’t know, an unforgettable scene in the 1958 classic sci-fi film, The Blob, was filmed at the Colonial Theatre (227 Bridge St.). In the scene, movie viewers are enjoying a film that results in major chaos when an alien life form decides to crash the viewing, consuming everything that gets in its way.
Now it’s your turn to relive the moment.
Kicking off the three-day festival is the Run Out. Starting at 7 p.m., on Friday, July 10, take a seat and enjoy the pre-festivities hosted by Cinema Insomnia, Mr. Lobo that features dance performances, live music, short-film award contests, and movie trailers. When the clock strikes 9 p.m., hop out of that chair and escape the chance of being gobbled up by The Blob.
If your escape from the theatre was successful, on Saturday, July 11 the festivities keep on coming as a street fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. takes place on the 200 block of Bridge Street. Throughout the outdoor festival, visitors can pick up the latest Blob collectible items, enter a costume contest at 1 p.m., dance to live music, and even watch a fire extinguisher parade.
During the fair, a double feature at the Colonial Theatre will screen at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m. and include: The Blob, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D.
For those who couldn’t make the street fair: Another double feature will play on Saturday, July 11 and include The Blob, followed by Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The first flick starts at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, July 12, the Colonial Theatre closes the film-inspired weekend with an afternoon special featuring a Q & A with American film director and actor Ricou Browning at 1:30 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. screening of The Blob, and a 3:30 p.m. showing of The Ghastly Love of Johnny X. After both movies, viewers will have another chance to ask questions as director Paul Bunnell will be around to chat at 5:15 p.m.
For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings.