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Blobfest 2011: The Blob

Tickets: $5 - $8. Buy tickets online.
Sponsored by Laura Keen Photography
Sun., July 10, 2011
July 10, 2011
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) (1958, Shorty Yeaworth, US, 82 min, NR, 35mm. Sony.)


On sale June 1.
Tickets are $5 – $8 when purchased online.
Tickets purchased at the Box Office or over the phone are subject to an additional $1 per ticket Service Fee.