Author Topic: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15  (Read 125 times)

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BLOBFEST returns to Phoenixville, centered around the Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street.. This year, Ricou Browning will be a featured guest for the showing of "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" in 3D Saturday afternoon.

https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs-categories/blobfest/
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 12:50:13 PM »
Are there still tours of BLOB landmarks (besides the theater), like the Doctor's house, the high school entrance, the market and the diner? Not even sure what's still standing, or is the least bit recognizable? I think the market was completely remodeled as a different kind of business.
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 02:42:12 PM »
Are there still tours of BLOB landmarks (besides the theater), like the Doctor's house, the high school entrance, the market and the diner? Not even sure what's still standing, or is the least bit recognizable? I think the market was completely remodeled as a different kind of business.

Kind of... You can do a self-guided tour using a handout that lists all of the filming locations and directions... And yea, there has been major remodeling on a number of them. The Downingtown Diner is still there but is different than the one from the movie. They DO have a few Blob-inspired items on the menu, though - I think that's pretty cool!

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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 03:10:39 PM »
They DO have a few Blob-inspired items on the menu, though - I think that's pretty cool!

Cherry Jell-O  ;D
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 04:11:42 PM »
BLOBFEST returns to Phoenixville, centered around the Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street.. This year, Ricou Browning will be a featured guest for the showing of "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" in 3D Saturday afternoon.

https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs-categories/blobfest/

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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 03:20:09 PM »
My daughter and one of my sons and I will be there on Saturday. We've been making this a tradition for the last 15 or so years.
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 11:22:48 AM »
My daughter and one of my sons and I will be there on Saturday. We've been making this a tradition for the last 15 or so years.

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Besides the soap I'll have art prints, vintage toys, models,  games, books and records, Halloween stuff and even some new Retro-A-Go-Go product.
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 11:25:07 AM »
Cherry Jell-O  ;D
One year the guy next to me canned some strawberry jam  with nice Blob-inspired labelling on the jars. It was really tasty...but began to eat me from the inside out!  :D

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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 02:35:05 PM »
One year the guy next to me canned some strawberry jam
That would be a good one! It would probably ooze real nice.  ;D
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 08:04:42 PM »
BLOBFEST returns to Phoenixville, centered around the Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street.. This year, Ricou Browning will be a featured guest for the showing of "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" in 3D Saturday afternoon.

https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs-categories/blobfest/

Hey Chris, it was great meeting you and your wife. You are both so nice. Thank you so much for the blob soap! I'm also looking forward to putting the Frankenstein model together.  :) Had another wonderful time at Blobfest. Mr. Lobo is so funny and he did a great job with spook show. We had lots of laughs! I always wish Blobfest could go on longer.
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 11:39:33 AM »
Hey Chris, it was great meeting you and your wife. You are both so nice. Thank you so much for the blob soap! I'm also looking forward to putting the Frankenstein model together.  :) Had another wonderful time at Blobfest. Mr. Lobo is so funny and he did a great job with spook show. We had lots of laughs! I always wish Blobfest could go on longer.

Hi Paul = great meeting you and your kids as well! We got a big kick out of your shirt!

It is a fun day - I wish I could have stayed to see all of the "spook Show" but only saw the beginning skits before I had to get back to the booth. We stayed for the entire double feature that night as well - and man, were we beat by the time we got home. I lover the crowds at the show - and how so many people break into a song or dance (or a cheek pop!) when they hear the Blob theme playing in our booth.

And apparently Svengoolie's shout out about the Blob Soap on his show helped - we sold out early and had a number of people comment on seeing it!

The highlight of the week-end for me was seeing how well Keith Almony (who played little Danny in the movie) is doing. He has Parkinson's, and when we saw him a few years ago he was in very bad shape. This year he was a thousand times better. He said the VA found a different medication that he's responded to very well. He also has deep faith and thanks God daily for the blessing of his improved health.

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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 10:45:28 PM »
The highlight of the week-end for me was seeing how well Keith Almony (who played little Danny in the movie) is doing. He has Parkinson's, and when we saw him a few years ago he was in very bad shape. This year he was a thousand times better. He said the VA found a different medication that he's responded to very well. He also has deep faith and thanks God daily for the blessing of his improved health.

Yes, he did look much better.  We met him a couple years back as well and he mentioned he was having health problems.  I didn't know it was Parkinson's  though.  He is such a sweet guy and we enjoy talking with him. His memories of working on the film are good and he mentioned how nice every one treated him during the production.  I'm glad to see he's doing so much better too.
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Re: Beware of the Blob... BLOBFEST in Phoenixville, PA July 13 - 15
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2018, 04:34:00 PM »
Are there still tours of BLOB landmarks (besides the theater), like the Doctor's house, the high school entrance, the market and the diner? Not even sure what's still standing, or is the least bit recognizable? I think the market was completely remodeled as a different kind of business.

You should check out Adam the Woo's youtube channel , "The dailyWoo" I think it's called. He does a vlog on all the remaining Blob sets etc.
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