the colonial theatre marquee

Blobfest 2015: The Blob and Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D

Sponsored by Mainstay Inn, Salena Salon and Horizon Services
Sat., July 11, 2015
July 11, 2015
12:00 pm
July 11, 2015
3:45 pm

“Director Jack Arnold hits the right note with Creature from the Black Lagoon, taking an essentially throwaway plot (a group of scientists searching for a “missing link” in a hidden lagoon) and creates a tension-filled horror classic, diving into the mythical union between monster and mate. Arguably the last great Universal monster film until Spielberg’s similarly themed Jaws, Arnold’s Gill Man is akin to King Kong…as its existence is tragically brought to an end by his lust, in this case for swimming beauty Julie Adams. The underwater scenes, co-directed by TV’s Flipper creator and Gill Man suit-wearer Ricou Browning) are the best ever filmed. Browning actually held his breath throughout all the underwater scenes as his costume could not hold an oxygen tank. The overall production is a marvel of tension and atmosphere, especially when seen in its original 3D format.” (The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide)

We’ll have special, keepsake Blobfest 3D glasses just for you!

“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 couldnt buy. The remarkable seriousness the actors, particularly method disciple Steve 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 Eders 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 its 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)


This double feature is showing twice, at 12PM and 3:45PM.
Doors open 30 min before show time.
The Blob (Irvin Yeaworth, 1958, 82 min, 35mm)
followed immediately by
Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D (Jack Arnold, 1954, 79m, 35mm, Universal)


Adults: $10
Seniors/Students: $8
Members/Children < 13: $6

  • On sale Mon, Jun 1 at 10AM. Online is the best way to buy tickets.
  • Ticket prices DO NOT include the $1.00 per ticket service fee. This fee will be calculated at checkout.
  • Online and phone ticket sales for all Saturday shows will close at 9AM Sat, Jul 11. Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office from 11AM – 8PM on Saturday.
  • Please note you must exchange your ticket for a wristband when you arrive at the theatre at the Information Table under the marquee.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and there are no exchanges.
  • General admission seating.