Blobfest

BlobFest was held Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. with the StreetFair, featuring music by DJ Hot Rod Scott and Professor Couch of The Roots Rockabilly Roadhouse show on WPRB 103.3 FM. At noon the Fire Extinguisher Parade takes place as a tribute to the humble piece of firefighting equipment that saved the world from The Blob.

The StreetFair got into full gear with rockabilly band The Buzzards playing music sets throughout the afternoon. Multiple showings of The Blob, plus two other horror classics, took place inside The Colonial Theater on Saturday. On the theatre’s third floor, the “real” Blob and its caretaker Wes Shank will greet fans, as Blob cast member Keith Almoney, characters from Ghoul A Go-Go, a New York-based children’s show, and The Patient Creatures.

The Saturday Late Show double featured “The Blob” followed by “Tarantula” (1957), the story of a monstrous eight-legged arachnid created by a professor’s experiment gone horribly wrong.

BlobFest ‘14 concluded Sunday, with a 2 p.m. Q & A session with Blob cast member Keith Almoney, followed by the final double feature, “The Blob” plus “The Deadly Mantis” (1957), a frightening tale of a gigantic preying mantis released from the “frozen glacial world unchanged in a million years” which goes on to “leave a trail of carnage.”

The mission of the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a not-for-profit organization, is to enhance the collective well being of our region by restoring the landmark Colonial Theatre and promoting cultural, economic and civic life. To that end, ACT presents film, live theatre, music, dance and other community events in the heart of Phoenixville’s historic business district.