This weekend, the 19th annual Blobfest will once again attract fans of The Blob to Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre, where the cult classic was filmed, writes Claire Wolters for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the film’s release.
Bill Jersey, who worked as an art director on the movie, cherishes the close-knit community of Phoenixville that brought The Blob to life.
“It (was) a kind of wonderful sort of community experience about something that probably (didn’t) have any great significance socially, cosmologically, etymologically, or any other logically,” he said.
Fans can attend any of the Blob-related events taking place all weekend long.
“(Blobfest has) steadily grown to where the whole town embraces it,” said Blobfest committee member Shane Stone. “We have four-year-olds participating in the costume contest up to 104-year-olds. We have people that were older when the movie came out (who now) bring their kids and grandkids. That’s one of the things we really strive to keep is to keep it a family-friendly event.”
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