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Blobfest®

ON SALE DATES

MEMBERS ONLY: MAY 28, 12:30PM – 6:00PM     |     GENERAL PUBLIC MAY 29, 12:30PM

It’s that time of year again! Welcome back for the 20th Annual Blobfest, July 10-12, 2020. Join us for a weekend of ‘50s film nostalgia, scifi and kitsch! We are celebrating with our annual Friday Night Run Out, our Saturday Streetfair from 11AM-5PM, and double features all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

By popular demand, we are bringing back our VIP weekend passes. These allow you to purchase one ticket to attend all events for the weekend for just one price! Call theatre for VIP tickets.

RUN OUT

The Run Out promises to be more oozy fun with EXTRA offerings for you! This year we’ve got reserved seating so you may choose your seats ahead of time. In addition, there will be special Premium Seating on the back aisles, so you can be among the first to Run Out!

BLOB BALL

Following the Run Out Friday night, at 9PM, we will be joined by the Blob Ball, presented by LuLu Boutique & Gifterie. Tickets for the Ball may be purchased separately HERE (tickets are not sold at the theatre or through the theatre’s website).

STREET FAIR

Our Saturday Street Fair is growing like the Blob! This year we will have even more vendors and outside hijinks. Guests include Mr. Lobo, Dixie Dellamorto, Dash Daring, Donald David, and Cinema Sickness. In addition to the block of Bridge Street between Main Street and Gay Street, vendors will also be on Main Street between Bridge Street and Church Street.

DOUBLE FEATURES

This year we are bringing you the great Forbidden Planet and Teenagers from Outer Space. There will be 3 screenings Saturday: 12PM, 4PM, and 8PM. Seating for double features is general admission.

SPECIAL GUESTS

These guests will be inside the Colonial in the Garden Suite from 11AM-5PM Saturday.

  • This year we welcome back the wonderful Marta Kristen, “Judy” from TV’s Lost in Space! Marta will also give a Q&A Sunday before the double feature.
  • We welcome back Craig Reinbrecht and his B9 Robot!
  • For her first visit with us, we welcome Sharon Smyth-Lentz, “Sarah”, Barnabas Collins’ younger sister on the ’60s TV show Dark Shadows.
  • Producer Mark Allen Stuart
  • Kris Yeaworth, son of The Blob director Irvin Yeaworth.
SHORTY’S CONTEST

Blobfest has a short film/trailer contest in honor of Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth. Entries must be by amateurs, under 3 minutes long, Sci Fi, The Blob or Blobfest general theme, and family friendly. Categories are 1) Over 18, 2) Under 18, and 3) Fan Favorite. Winners will be shown during the Blobfest Friday Night Runout show, and get an incredible Shorty Award – hand sculpted by artist Andee Miskiewicz. Deadline is July 1st, 2019. To enter upload a copy of your creation to YouTube and email the link to franknstone@comcast.net. Also mail a DVD copy to The Colonial Theatre, c/o The Shortys, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, Pa 19460.

PARKING / DROP OFF

Phoenixville is a small historic town and as such, parking is at a premium; however, there are still lots of choices! We highly recommend that our patrons park in a nearby shopping center and Uber or Lyft into town (for drop off, please use Parking Lot #3, across from 1 North Main Street) . In addition to the borough’s usual offerings, patrons may also park in the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church parking lot (corner of Bridge and Starr Streets) for a fee Friday (starting at 5PM) and Saturday (starting at 9:30AM); or in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot (across the street from the church) for an offering.

SELF-GUIDED DRIVING TOUR OF FILMING LOCATIONS

Take a one to three hour tour of other nearby filming locations for The Blob! Take care while driving on Chester County’s narrow, winding roads. Latitude/Longitude coordinates are included in this downloadable, self-guided tour.

WHERE TO STAY

Coming from out of town? There is plenty to see and do! Be sure to book your hotel and make restaurant reservations in advance. A searchable listing of hotels may be found on Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Website.

 

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