PHOENIXVILLE PA – BlobFest, the annual re-enactment in Phoenixville of events surrounding “The Blob,” the horror movie starring Steve McQueen that was filmed there decades ago, gets under way Friday (July 9, 2010) at 7 p.m. when the doors open at The Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville PA, and continue through Sunday (July 11).

This event has been added to The Post calendar.

  • Watch a video, above, of last year’s (2009) re-enactment of “The Blob” run-out scene from The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville.

The night’s events include:

  • A live stage show hosted by Dr. Frank N. Stone and Ghoul-A-Go-Go;
  • A special guest, “Stella, the Maneater from Manayunk;”
  • Presentation of the Shorty Award contest winners;
  • Screenings of the Shorty Award winning films; and
  • A re-enactment of the now-famous “running from the theater” scene in The Blob (at about 9 p.m.).

After the revelry, visitors are encouraged to attend the third annual Blob Ball. The Colonial box office opens 30 minutes before show time. Tickets cost $7, and are subject to a $1 per ticket service fee.

BlobFest continues Saturday (July 10) with a fair on Bridge Street beginning at 11 a.m., hosted by Hot Rod Scott and the Professor of Roadhouse Radio from WPRB 103.3 FM. Activities include:

  • A fire extinguisher parade at noon;
  • Zydeco-A-Go-Go, performing at 12:05 p.m.;
  • A Costume Contest, 1 p.m.;
  • A Blob trivia contest, 2:30 p.m.
  • Announcement of the winners of a tin foil hat contest, sponsored by the Phoenix Village Art Center, at 4:45 p.m.; and
  • Music, food, vendors and classic cars until 5 p.m.

Two movie double-features are scheduled Saturday in the Colonial. “The Blob,” and “20 Million Miles to Earth,” will be screened at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets for either showing cost between $6 and $10.

The BlobFest weekend concludes Sunday (July 11) with another screening of the movie and of the Shorty contest winners, followed by a panel discussion. It starts at 2 p.m. in The Colonial, with ticket costs between $6 and $10. Also Sunday, maps will be available for a self-guided “retro tour” of Phoenixville.

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