Creep and Crawl over and meet movie host MR. LOBO in Phoenixville PA for BLOBFEST! This year it falls on July 11th, 12th and 13th. Presented by The COLONIAL THEATRE in commemoration of the Horror/Sci-Fi classic THE BLOB(1958) that was filmed there on location, this fun-filled family friendly celebration features screenings of THE BLOB and other horror classics, a re-enactment of the theater run-out scene from the movie, costume competitions, audience participation, a street fair, special guests, themed food and drink events, and much more. The whole town gets in on it! AND THIS YEAR–Riding on the spiky tail of GODZILLA fever–This years theme is GIANT MONSTERS!
The famous “Run Out” re-enectment sold-out in 14 minutes this year! BUT is STILL the “must-see” event of the weekend–Gather outside the barricades near THE COLONAL THEATRE Friday, July 11, just before 9 p.m. so you can see with your own eyes as theater-goers dramatically (and hilariously) come running out into the street that has been blocked off by the city.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who have tickets, pre-show festivities start at 7 p.m.inside THE COLONIAL featuring live music, co-hosts DR. FRANK N. STONE and DR. IMA HACK, Author and Godzilla Expert AUGUST RAGONE, New York cult-TV legends GHOUL A GO-GO, local area storytellers THE PATIENT CREATURES, A special live performance imagined by local artist Andee Miskiewicz, Monster Watch cut-ins from “Dash Daring”, MISS BLOBFEST 2014 DIXIE DELLAMORTO, The SHORTY Film Competition and your Master of Ceremonies, CINEMA INSOMNIA’s Mr. LOBO.
SAFETY WARNING: When running out of the theatre–the city–in their wisdom has added the obsticle of permanent planters on the sidewalk—Avoid the Plants–Don’t Face Plant!
The Fire Extinguisher Parade kicks off Saturday. Mr. LOBO and “MISS BLOBFEST” will be set up on the Bridge Street in front of the Theater with DVDs, CDs, Art, toys, gifts, 8×10’s and posters as part of the wonderful street fair and will be judging the COSTUME CONTEST with JOEL HODGESON from MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 and other celebrity judges! We’ll be giving away monster BLU-RAY disks, Toy Slime, T-Shirts, Posters, and limited edition “Blobby Cards” made Sci-Fi Bob Ekman!
Monster Kid Artist DAVID HARDY will be displaying his amazing retro-styled art and handing out HOW-TO DRAW sheets! The VHS Preservation Society will have dubs of OUT-OF-PRINT classics in DVD format available. Classic Cars and fire trucks usually line the streets! Inside all day–WES SHANK and the ORIGINAL BLOB and KRIS YEAWORTH (son of THE BLOB director SHORTY YEAWORTH) will be with our other special guests on the third floor.
A Double Feature with THE BLOB and MOTHRA(1961) during the day and for the evening show we hit the stage again to present THE BLOB and KING KONG VS. GODZILLA(1962). August Ragone will give the audience the low down about Japanese Sci-Fi and Mr. Lobo will lead everyone into THE INSOMNIAC OATH! Plus, More Prizes Surprizes and Ghoul A Go-Go!
Sunday meet filmmaker CHRISTOPHER MIHM as he presents his new-retro film THE GIANT SPIDER(2013) along with THE BLOB with COLONIAL’S cult movie programmer CHUCK “Dash Daring” FRANCISCO.