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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!

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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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Here’s our list of our fave vintage, old fashioned and traditional places in the Philadelphia area during the holiday season. Click on the links to read more about these timeless treats, see additional photos, and learn how to get to these wondrous places courtesy of the RetroRoadmap archive!

The Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia PA

Meet Me At The Eagle

Strawbridge & Clothier’s Dickens Christmas Village at Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia PA

Fezziwig's Party

Fireside drinks and dining at McGillan’s Old Ale House, Philadelphia PA

I'll Have A Flaming Rum Punch!

Christmas Lights Galore at Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville PA

Christmas Barn in Bernville

Clear Toy Candy from Franklin Fountain, Philadelphia PA

Holiday Movies on the Big Screen at The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA

The Colonial Christmas

Old Fashioned Downtown Holiday Shopping at Sine’s 5 & 10 Quakertown, PA
5 & 10 HorizontalWhat is missing from the list? Let me know! As you can guess, Bethlehem PA is a big destination this time of year and a RetroRoadmap Reader reminded me of the National Christmas Center in Paradise PA, so I think I know where I’ll be heading this coming weekend!

What retro / vintage holiday traditional places do you go in your neck of the woods?

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Can’t believe a year has flown by so fast, and that tomorrow is my birthday!
How DO I remain so young?

Happy Birthday
young at heart is where it’s at, baby!

Retro Roadmap worthy birthday fun this weekend includes:

A visit to Rehoboth Beach Delaware, home of Dolle’s Taffy, Royal Treat Ice Cream and my fave Delaware pizza Louie’s Pizza, soon to be added to the Retro Roadmap!

A dinner at The Fisherman Restaurant in Phoenixville with my favorite gal pals is on the list as well- hoping for an evening of coquettes and croquettes at this vintage dining establishment.

Sunday brings the not-to-miss live music of the Jumboree Players (with local legend Blanko Dave at the helm) performing before the 2pm showing of Monterey Pop at the historic and happening Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville!

I’ll be starting out my new year with a bang as well, loading up RetroRoadmap.com with lots of posts, because Retro Roadhusband and I will be  sans internet- horrors! for a week coming up. I’ve promised myself to catch you all up on my Long Island Retro Roadfun, and list some must do vintage and retro worthy destinations for you all to hit before the summer is out.

Until then…I’m feeling thankful for the small things, today-

Happy Birthday To Me!

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