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diners-of-pennsylvania-retro-roadmap-blobfest-2011(image courtesy of Kevin Patrick)

Don’t forget – tomorrow Saturday July 9th Retro Roadmap will be representin’ with a booth full of vintage souvenir goodies and a special appearance by Kyle Weaver and Kevin Patrick from Diners of Pennsylvania! Buy your copy and get it autographed, while enjoying a wonderfully fun day in “The Ville”-

Here are the details about Blobfest 2011 – see you tomorrow!

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Regular readers will know of our love of The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA – this time of year especially, with Blobfest – the kitschy fun homage to that gelatinous mass that put The Colonial on the moviegoing map, all the way back in 1958.

This year we decided to put our money where our mouth is and sponsor a table at Blobfest to add to the festivities with a table full of vintage souvenirs for sale, and Diners of Pennsylvania book signing!


Yes, that’s right – I’m honored to play Retro RoadHostess to Kyle Weaver and Kevin Patrick -two of the 3 gents responsible for the great resource book Diners of Pennsylvania second edition. They will be selling and signing copies of Diners of PA at the Retro Roadmap booth from 12-4pm.

They will also be telling the history of the diner(s) that appeared in The Blob – so stop on by!

While they’re doing their diner thing I will be spreading the good word about Retro Roadmap as well as selling and sharing some of my vintage vacation souvenirs – vacation plates, snow globes, pennants, we’ll see what’s in the collection!

Snow Domes in Storage Retro Roadmap.com Mod Betty

I would be neglecting my duties as a citizen of Phoenixville if I didn’t share our famous Retro Roadmap Blobfest Map – including sites from the movie and local landmarks to check out:

And day wouldn’t be complete without a showing of The Blob at 2pm – this year I’m proud to say that our own Retro Roadmap fave local photographer Laura Keen Photography is sponsoring the movie showing (you may remember she took some fun photos of yours truly a few months back – what fun!) – check The Colonial’s schedule for other showing times and double features.

Who doesn’t love the famous “Running Out” scene from The Blob – with The Colonial Theatre making her glorious screen debut!

(Yes, we know this version is en Espanol, but screams are universal :-))

And finally, here’s some handy Blobfest Street Fair Information:

Hosted by Hot Rod Scott & Professor Ouch of The Roots Rockabilly Roadhouse on  WPRB 103.3FM

Special guests The Violators Motor Club

Live music by The Buzzards

There will be plenty of fun stuff to do and see including:

John’s Old School New Skool Barber Shop

– Fire Extinguisher Parade

– Costume contest

– Facade contest

– Street food

– Vintage vendors

– Classic cars

– And More!

Read all about Blobfest here on the Colonial Theatre page or visit the Blobfest Facebook Page to become a fan. Is this going to be a wicked fun day or what?!

Blobfest Saturday July 9, 2011
Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA

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It creeps and leaps, and glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door, and all around the wall

A splotch, a blotch-

Be careful of The Blob!

the-blob-blobfest phoenixville pa

Each July The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA celebrates Blobfest – a tribite to that wonderfully kitschy 1958 sci-fi movie The Blob. This cornerstone of modern cinema was filmed in the neighborhoods in the local area and in the Colonial Theatre itself!

the running of the blob blobfest phoenixville pa

This year is the 10th anniversary of  Blobfest  and  will include highlights like:

-A special appearance by THE ORIGINAL BLOB and its handler Wes Shank

-Friday night Running of the Blob– Scream and rush out of the theatre just like those frightened filmgoers in the original movie!

-Continuous screenings of The Blob, double featured with some of your fave vintage sci-fi movies

-Stage show by Ghoul-a-go-go

-Bedrock-abilly music from The Neanderthals

-Costume, Scream and Tin Foil Hat contests

-Vintage cars lining Bridge Street

-Blob Ball with rockabilly band The Rivers

-Vintage vendors and more!

the blob colonial theatre phoenixville pa

This year there will be a great sale of vintage stuff- clothes, homegoods, collectibles and furniture at modbetty’s Hacienda. Stay tuned for details!

Blobfest 10
The Colonial Theatre
Phoenixville PA

Look at this place on the Retro Roadmap!

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