Blobfest is This Weekend!
The 16th annual Blobfest will begin this Friday, July 10th and run through Sunday, July 12th. With this year’s theme being “Monster Mash” we are tipping our hats to Universal Studios monster movies as a whole. As a treat we will be hosting special guest Ricou Browning who played Gill Man in The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Although tickets for the Run Out on Friday night are already sold out, we encourage fans to gather just across the street from the Colonial Theatre to witness this wonderful and fun tradition which will happen around 9:00 PM. For those who have tickets, doors will open at 7:00 PM on Friday night.
Blobfest will continue on Saturday, July 11th starting at 11:00 AM where there will be a street fair with live music from Dibbs Preston and the Detonators. At noon the Fire Extinguisher Parade will be held in tribute to the firefighting equipment that saved the entire world from the Blob. Everyone is invited to join in on the parade. There will be more music throughout the afternoon as well as a costume contest with cash prizes that will take place on the street fair stage at 1:00 PM.
Other Saturday activities and happenings will include:
1- The Ultimate Abbott andn Costello Tribute Act at 11:45 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM.
2- Storytelling by The Patient Creatures at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM at Steel City Coffee house
3- An all-day hot rod car show
4- Food and merchandise vendors all day long
5- Multiple showings of The Blog and other classic monster movies
Sunday will include a Q&A with Ricou Browning at 1:30 PM, a screening of The Blob, and a showing of The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012). The writer and director of Johnny X, Paul Bunnell, will be present on Sunday to talk about the film after the screening.
For more Blobfest information, or get get your tickets, simply click here or call 610-917-1228.
Here is a full schedule of the events:
7:00 p.m. Doors open for stage show and Run Out
7:30 p.m. Stage show begins
9:00 p.m. Approximate time for Run Out
11:00 a.m Street Fair begins; Dibbs Preston and the Detonators begin first music set on the street
11:45 a.m. The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Tribute Act performance; Street Fair stage
12:00 p.m. First matinee double feature (The Blob and The Creature from the Black Lagoon)
12:00 p.m. Registration for Costume Contest begins
12:00 p.m. Fire Extinguisher Parade
1:00 p.m. Costume Contest; Street Fair stage
1:30 p.m. The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Tribute Act performance; Street Fair stage
2:00 p.m. The Patient Creatures Storytelling; Steel City Coffee House stage
3:00 p.m. The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Tribute Act performance; Street Fair stage
4:00 p.m. The Patient Creatures Storytelling; Steel City Coffee House stage
3:45 p.m. Second matinee double feature (The Blob and The Creature from the Black Lagoon)
6:00 p.m. Street Fair ends
7:30 p.m. Doors open for Late Show
8:00 p.m. Late Show double feature (The Blob and Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein)
1:00 p.m. Doors open for Browning Q & A and matinee screening
1:30 p.m. Ricou Browning Q & A
2:00 p.m. Screening of The Blob
3:30 p.m. Screening of The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
5:15 p.m Paul Bunnell Q & A