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Location theater celebrates 'The Blob'
upi ^ | July 14, 2012

Posted on 07/14/2012 3:45:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., - Fans of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob" came to Phoenixville, Pa., Friday to celebrate the movie at the theater where its most famous scene was filmed.

The climax of "BlobFest" at the Colonial Theatre was a re-enactment of that scene, in which the audience runs out screaming and trying to escape The Blob, KYW-TV, Philadelphia reported. The day for the festival was chosen, of course, because it was Friday the 13th.

The low-budget movie about a pulsating alien life form that grows bigger and bigger by ingesting everything in its path featured Steven McQueen in his first lead role and helped make him into the star Steve McQueen.

One family made it to the festival from Alaska, although they also took in a family reunion in Toms River, N.J.

"This is what I wanted to do for my 60th," Diane Bongiovanni said.

Many attendees came in costume, like Susy Conrad, who wore a fetching hat fashioned from foil.

"The foil hat of course so the aliens can't suck out my brain, but I wanted to do it as a fashion statement at the same time," she told KYW.

The theater planned to show "The Blob" through the weekend.

"The Blob was made in our town and we're very proud of that," Mary Foote, who manages the theater, said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: blob; movies; pa; penna; stevemcqueen


1 posted on 07/14/2012 3:45:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 07/14/2012 3:55:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

The Blob is a fitting metaphor for todays Federal Government. Eats up everything in it’s path.


3 posted on 07/14/2012 4:01:28 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: JoeProBono

I was 10 the movie scared the crap out of me.....
Love the “AIR CONDITIONED” signs,back then it was one of the only places that was and people went to the show just to get cool...Not be cool.


4 posted on 07/14/2012 4:02:41 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: JoeProBono; Salamander; Slings and Arrows
""The foil hat of course so the aliens can't suck out my brain, but I wanted to do it as a fashion statement at the same time," she told KYW."

No, Ditz! The foil is to protect you from mind reading and remote controlling microwaves being beamed at you by the (take your pick) FBI/CIA/NSA/Men In Black.

Some folks should not attempt a meme without adult supervision.
5 posted on 07/14/2012 4:27:30 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: t1b8zs

And the King of Kool starred in The Blob!


6 posted on 07/14/2012 5:05:45 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JoeProBono

Beware of The Blob, it creeps
And leaps and glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door
And all around the wall
A splotch, a blotch
Be careful of The Blob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK5jyVCdXwc&feature=fvwrel


7 posted on 07/14/2012 5:06:06 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: shibumi

It won’t do squat in case of a Zombapocalypse.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 5:54:39 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
NO ONE WAS SPARED

NOT EVEN
TEH KITTEHS

9 posted on 07/14/2012 6:35:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Caturday!)
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To: JoeProBono

If they remake “The Blob,” Michael Moore can play the lead.


10 posted on 07/14/2012 6:39:22 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: JoeProBono

Two years ago I helped move the National Motorcycle Museum. I got to move several of Steve’s bikes including his Indian chopper that he named “The Blob”


11 posted on 07/14/2012 6:46:36 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: massmike
Believe it or not, the song "The Blob" was one of the first successes for the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who would have a string of hits in the 1960's.

The Five Blobs had the big hit, but the song was also waxed by the Zanies, a Los Angeles group, on the Dore label.

The Blob--The Zanies (1958)

12 posted on 07/14/2012 6:49:34 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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13 posted on 07/14/2012 8:54:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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14 posted on 07/14/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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15 posted on 07/14/2012 9:02:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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16 posted on 07/14/2012 9:09:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

The development of The Blob as a monster, in science fiction, continued, with some interesting developments.

One of these was that The Blob, while itself simple, could to some extent change based on the complexity of the lifeforms it absorbed. Several authors pursued variations of this.

One took place on an alien planet. In this case, The Blob was a black liquid substance. It absorbed a scientist, then some of it reformed into a 10 foot high image of the scientist, with her knowledge and memories. No longer aggressive, this led to some interesting conversations with her former colleagues, including her ex boyfriend.

In a different story on a populated alien planet, The Blob took on Buddhist overtones. Older people would put a piece of this pinkish Blob on their skin, and it would slowly grow on them. During this process they would begin to psychically commune with all the other lifeforms, including people, The Blob had absorbed. Eventually, with a large part of their body covered with Blob, they would go into underground caves where most of The Blob lived, and their body would be totally consumed, yet their mind would remain in communion with all its other food.


17 posted on 07/14/2012 9:46:48 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: JoeProBono
The climax of "BlobFest" at the Colonial Theatre was a re-enactment of that scene, in which the audience runs out screaming and trying to escape The Blob

I hope they left in a more orderly fashion this time.

18 posted on 07/14/2012 9:52:58 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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19 posted on 07/14/2012 9:55:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Larry Lucido

Never scream BLOB!!! in a crowded theater.


20 posted on 07/14/2012 9:58:23 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Larry Lucido

21 posted on 07/14/2012 9:58:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

David Yeayworth who was the son of the filmmaker was a classmate of mine. I remember one day he brought some pieces of the blob to school. It bounced around like crazy when dropped on the floor. He gave me some, dont know what i did with it. I could kick myself now for not keeping it!


22 posted on 07/14/2012 10:06:54 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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23 posted on 07/14/2012 10:23:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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24 posted on 07/14/2012 10:28:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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25 posted on 07/14/2012 10:33:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: massmike

26 posted on 07/14/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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27 posted on 07/14/2012 3:56:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

We took our family to the Downingtown Diner a dozen years ago after the kids first watched The Blob.


28 posted on 07/14/2012 4:05:46 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: martin_fierro

Wasn’t that “Son of Blob?”


29 posted on 07/14/2012 4:09:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

30 posted on 07/14/2012 6:04:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Domestic Church

31 posted on 07/14/2012 6:11:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Friggin Dishnetwork is having a spat with AMC, something about them not paying their dues, so AMC has been dropped.

My favorite channel for the series they have of classic aliens or monster movies.


32 posted on 07/14/2012 6:19:50 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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