IN Phoenixville Area Fall 2017 - Page 14

INEVENTS The Blob Takes Over Phoenixville By Peter Urscheler The iconic, century-old home of the “Blob” celebrated two milestones in 2017—the 18th annual Blobfest weekend, and the opening of its new wing on May 12. The adjacent historic building, originally the Bank of Phoenixville, is now connected through the theater’s original lobby and houses two additional theaters and a sprawling reception area. On Friday, July 14, more than 350 people took their place in movie history during the re-enactment of the famous Run Out scene from “The Blob.” It was a Blob-themed weekend with a street fair featuring a Fire Extinguisher Parade, Costume Contest, Merchant Facade Contest, music, food and vendors. For more information, visit www.thecolonialtheatre.com. PHOTOS: BRIAN MILLER, CHORUS PHOTOGRAPHY AND CHARLES BARTHOLOMEW 12 1.800.558.0940, ext. 202 TO ADVERTISE | Phoenixville Area