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Double Feature: The Blob and Invasion of the Saucer Men

Tickets: $6 - $10.
Sat., July 11, 2009
July 11, 2009
11:30 am to 2:00 pm

“Whatever its flaws as a film, a none-too-scary monster chief among them, The Blob is a uniquely compelling monster movie. “The decision to shoot in Technicolor, largely on real locations in Pennsylvania, invests it with a high-’50s feel money couldn’t buy. The remarkable seriousness the actors, particularly method disciple McQueen, bring to the material makes the film difficult to dismiss as mere camp. So does a finale that unites the entire town, teens and grown-ups alike, in an all-metaphors-aside fight against an alien threat, a moment that seems to confirm historian Bruce Eder’s description of The Blob as “like watching some kind of collective home movie of who we were and who we thought we were.” Or maybe it’s simply the best film ever to pit hot-rodding teens against a mass of silicone. It delivers the goods any way you look at it.” (Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club)

UPDATE: Advance online tickets will be available thru Thu, Jul 9 at 5PM. After that, tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the box office. And, remember, we take cash only at the BO.