July 06, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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" 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.
"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.