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Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville, PA

In 1958, the classic science fiction movie, The Blob, an independent production, was shot on location in Phoenixville, Downingtown, Chester Springs, and Royersford, PA. It was filmed by a crew that had made educational and religious short films. The Blob offered the young Steve McQueen his first starring role. The Colonial Theatre was featured in a pivotal scene of the movie as the slow-moving blob begins to attack the town.

Every year since 1999, there is a 3 day summer event called the "Blobfest", held in downtown Phoenixville. The fest features several screenings of The Blob and other horror films.

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