Fifteenth Annual Blobfest

The 15th annual BlobFest, The Colonial Theatre's kitschy, family-friendly event saluting the 1958 classic sci-fi movie The Blob. The Blob was filmed in and around Phoenixville, and The Colonial Theatre plays a key role in the film. The theme of this year's 'Fest is "Clash of the Kaiju," and features a celebration of Japanese monster films of the early 1960s. Mystery Science Theater 3000's creator and host Joel Hodgson is special guest on Saturday afternoon.
BlobFest continues Saturday, July 12th, at 11 a.m. with the StreetFair featuring live music by rockabilly band Full Blown Cherry. 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. All are invited to join in the parade. The StreetFair then shifts into full gear with music sets by the band throughout the afternoon. A Costume Contest for fabulous cash prizes will take place at 1 p.m., with contestant registration beginning at noon. Registration is $5 per person or costume group entry. A family-friendly Tattoo Contest will be held on the StreetFair stage at 2 p.m. Phoenixville's Into the Sun Tattoos is providing the prize of a tattoo to the winner. Other events on the StreetFair stage are a Trivia Contest co-hosted by MST3K's Joel Hodgson at 2:30 p.m., and "That's Kaiju to You: Talking Monsters with August Ragone" at 3 p.m. Storytelling by The Patient Creatures will take place at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Steel City Coffee House. An all-day hot rod car show and food and merchandise vendors round out the StreetFair, which ends at 6 p.m.
 

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EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Friday, July 11, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Saturday, July 12, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Sunday, July 13, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
Various Times $6-11

WHERE
The Colonial Theater , 227 Bridge St, Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 07/13/2014. .

FOR MORE INFO
thecolonialtheatre.com/category/events/blobfest/

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