Monday, June 14, 2010

Blobfest 2010 - The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA July 9-11th

Well, it's that time of year again!

That's right - Blobfest 2010 is about to be unleashed on the unsuspecting populace of Phoenixville! We go every year and have a lot of fun. Check out the full schedule below and on the official site.
BlobFest Events
BlobFest takes over Phoenixville July 9 – 11, 2010.

Shorty’s Amateur Film Contest Submission Deadline
• Tue, Jun 15, 11:59 pm
The Shorty’s Contest is our way of paying homage to the late, great Shorty Yeaworth, Jr., director of The Blob. This year is our 4th annual contest and the films just keep getting better and better! More »

BlobFest 2010: Friday Night Re-Enactment Revelry
$7. Tickets on sale Fri, Jun 4 at 10AM.
• Fri, Jul 9, 7:00 pm
Doors open at 7PM. The shenanigans start at 7:15PM – whee! The Running Out Re-Enactment will take place at approximately 9PM. Schedule is subject to change.
• A live stage show hosted by Dr. Frank N. Stone & Ghoul-A-Go-Go
• Special Guest: Stella, the Maneater from Manayunk
• Shorty Award Contest Winners Announced
• Shorty Award Winning Films Screened
• The Running Out Re-Enactment
• There is no Scream Contest this year.
• There is no screening of The Blob on Friday night.
• The Phoenix Village Art Center has adopted the Tin Foil Hat Contest.
• After the revelry, head on over to the 3rd Annual Blob Ball
The box office opens 30 minutes before show time. Tickets are $7 including a $2 Restoration Fee when purchased online. Tickets purchased at the Box Office or over the phone are subject to a $1 per ticket Service Fee.
We will be filming this event. Your purchase of a ticket acknowledges your permission to be filmed. The footage and/or its audio may be used by The Colonial Theatre in any future videos/films/audio recordings/still photos, etc. in all media, in perpetuity.
When you purchase your tickets, be sure to pre-order your Limited Edition “I Survived the Running Out” t-shirt for $20 during checkout. If you would like a t-shirt please order by Jun 25.

BlobFest 2010: StreetFair
All activities on the street are FREE.
• Sat, Jul 10, 11:00 am
• Hosted by Hot Rod Scott & the Professor of Roadhouse Radio WPRB 103.3FM
• The Fire Extinguisher Parade is set to start at 12PM
• Zydeco-A-Go-Go performs at 12:05PM
• The Costume Contest will follow at 1PM
• Blob Trivia Contest will begin at 2:30PM
• The Phoenix Village Art Center will announce the winners of their Tin Foil Hat Contest at 4:45PM
• Music, food, vendors and classic cars ’til 5PM
• Don’t forget to check out all the merchants in town that are taking part in our Facade Contest!
• Schedule is subject to change.

BlobFest 2010: The Blob and 20 Million Miles to Earth Double Feature
$6 - $10. Tickets on sale Fri, Jun 4 at 10AM.
• Sat, Jul 10, 11:30 am
• Sat, Jul 10, 3:30 pm
“Dreaming since a young age to travel to Europe, but unable because of his humble upbringings, Ray Harryhausen insisted on his next film to take place in the Old Continent. The result was 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), a flick that faithfully subscribes to the major conventions that characterized the science fiction genre during the paranoid ‘50s.

BlobFest 2010: The Blob and Fiend without a Face Double Feature
$6 - $10. Tickets on sale Fri, Jun 4 at 10AM.
• Sat, Jul 10, 8:00 pm
“By the finale… Fiend actually surpasses its title’s promise, rolling out disembodied, antenna-equipped (but faceless) brains that inch across the ground via spinal cords, terrorizing the inhabitants of a creepy scientist’s country laboratory in one of the most impressive low-budget special-effects orgies of the ’50s or any other decade.

BlobFest 2010: The Blob, Shorty Winner and Panel Discussion
$6 - $10. Tickets on sale Fri, Jun 4 at 10AM.
• Sun, Jul 11, 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.

Blob Locations Self-Guided Tour
• Sun, Jul 11
Click here to download a map and directions for the self-guided tour put together for BlobFest 2008 by Dave Lentz. Please note that this is not a formal tour organized by the theatre. It is completely self-guided and you can do it according to your own schedule.
You can also check out this post on Retro Roadmap for lots of info about BlobFest and Phoenixville.


Always a blast! I'll be sure to share any cool pics we snap at the street fair and theater.

1 comment:

  1. How cool is this? I wish we had some cool events down here in Okla. The closest thing we have is the Underground Horror Film Fest in Tulsa next month.

    I hope this movie gets a reboot soon.