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July 06, 2016

Weekend-long Blobfest returns to Phoenixville

Run for your lives!

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Each July, cult movie fans flock to Phoenixville’s historic Colonial Theatre, where many scenes from the 1958 movie "The Blob" were filmed.

The weekend-long Blobfest 2016 kicks off on July 8. The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville hosts the festival in celebration of the classic science-fiction movie "The Blob." There are screenings of the movie and other horror classics, a re-enactment of one of the movie scenes and a street fair.

Part of "The Blob" was filmed in Phoenixville in 1958. The Colonial Theatre in the downtown area was used for a big scene and has since become a piece of pop-culture history.

In the film, teenagers Steve (Steve McQueen) and Jane (Aneta Corseaut) try to protect their hometown from an alien life-form that consumes everything it touches.

It's B-list movie monster material, but that's what makes "The Blob" so fun.

Friday, July 8

The Run Out

On the first night of Blobfest, there will be a re-enactment of the famous movie scene in "The Blob" where screaming moviegoers flee the theater. Be ready at 9 p.m. to run for your lives!

Doors to The Colonial Theatre open at 7 p.m., with performances and special guests scheduled until the run out. 

Tickets for the event are $17 per person. With only a total of 350 available, the run out tends to sell out quickly.

Saturday, July 9

The Street Fair

The street fair, outside The Colonial Theatre, begins at 11 a.m. Attendees can expect a parade, costume contest, music and food at the event.

No tickets are necessary, just pay-as-you-go for snacks and beverages.

"The Blob" and "This Island Earth" Double Feature

In "This Island Earth," a scientist solves a puzzle that gives him access to a secret program. Once on the inside, however, he realizes things aren't as they appear.

This double feature will be screened twice: 11:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m. The Colonial Theatre doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $6 for children under 13.

Online and phone ticket sales for the Saturday show will close at 9 a.m on Saturday, July 9. Tickets will only be available for purchase at the box office, beginning at 11 a.m.

"The Blob" and "Queen of Blood" Double Feature

"The Blob" will be screened at The Colonial Theatre at 8 p.m. and will be immediately followed by "Queen of Blood" at 9:30 p.m.

In "Queen of Blood," astronauts go to Mars and encounter a strange green woman.

Again, online and phone ticket sales for the Saturday show will close at 9 a.m on Saturday, July 9. Tickets will only be available for purchase at the box office, beginning at 11 a.m.

Sunday, July 10

"The Blob" and "The Late Night Double Feature"

"The Late Night Double Feature" is a double bill of 1950s-style movie shorts: "X: The Fiend from Beyond Space" and "The Wall People."

Doors to the theater open at 1:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. show. "The Blob" will be screened first, followed by the double feature and ending with a Q&A with director Christopher R. Mihm.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $6 for children under 13.


Blobfest 2016

Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10
The Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, PA
(610) 917-1228