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Blobfest

Blobfest

Each July, cult movie fans flock to Phoenixville’s historic Colonial Theatre, where many scenes from the 1958 movie The Blob were filmed. Blobfest weekend includes a street party with a costume contest, live re-enactments from the movie, an amateur filmmaking contest and the “runout,” when participants run out of the theater screaming just as the movie extras did more than 50 years ago.

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Neighborhoods & Towns, Theaters

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