The Colonial Theatre

Movie theaters, Independent
4 out of 5 stars
The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville is famous for its role in the 1958 flick The Blog
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philly/J. Fusco

This gorgeous old-school, 658-seat movie theater from the early 1900s still boasts a lineup of must-see flicks—mostly of the indie and classic variety—but it also serves as a live music venue for big-name musicans from around the globe. It’s biggest claim to fame, however, is its cameo in the 1958 sci-fi hit The Blob. The venue continues to celebrate that 15 seconds of fame every year during the annual Blobfest, which includes film screenings, a block party, costume contests and a live re-enactment of the moment from the film when moviegoers run in terror from the movie theater. Watch it here.

By: Josh Middleton


Venue name: The Colonial Theatre
Address: 227 Bridge St
Cross street: between Gary and S Main Sts
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