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Blobfest 2013: The Blob and The Deadly Mantis

Tickets: $6 - $10. Buy tickets online.
Sun., July 14, 2013
July 14, 2013
2:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Includes a Q&A with Keith Almoney (Danny) and a fun trailer reel by our First Friday Fright Night friends! “Beware of global warming! After an arctic glacier undergoes a sudden mysterious thaw, the world faces the wrath of a not-so-jolly green giant in this moderately diverting big bug movie. Although the handsomely produced film follows the standard ’50s monster movie playbook–plentiful stock footage, tired characterizations, a lengthy intro documenting the wonderfulness of a newfangled gizmo named radar, etc.–a little too closely to be truly memorable, it nonetheless remains a more than acceptable time-waster, with above-average special effects and a nicely atmospheric conclusion inside the Manhattan Tunnel. Writer-producer William Alland, in addition to being affiliated with some of the period’s greatest achievements in the horror/sci fi genres (including the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon), is notable for his longtime association with another gigantic force–namely, Orson Welles.” (Andrew Wright,


Doors open 30 min before show time.
The Blob (Irvin Yeaworth, 1958, 82 min, 35mm)
The Deadly Mantis (Nathan Juran, 1957, 79m, DVD, Universal)


  • $6 – $10
  • On sale Fri, May 31 at 11AM. Online is the BEST way to buy tickets.
  • Prices do not include the $1.00 per ticket service fee. This fee will be calculated at checkout.