Annual BlobFest in Phoenixville July 9-11
posted by CSWalczak on July 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm
PHOENIXVILLE, PA — Each summer over the past ten years, this Pennsylvania town celebrates its role as the small town setting for the 1958 cult science fiction classic, “The Blob.” Events include a street fair, tours of places used for filming, an exhibit of set miniatures, and a reenactment of the famous scene of panicking theatergoers exiting the town’s Colonial Theatre. There will be an appearance of the actual Blob (it’s kept in a five gallon bucket), and of course, several showings of the film. The full article about the event here and the schedule of events ishere.
I wish they would show these films in the intended theatrical aspect ratio. THE BLOB is protected for 1.37 academy, but intended for 1.85 widescreen. That’s why some of the effects shots are hard-matted.