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The Colonial Theatre, where the Blob was filmed, holds Blobfest every summer.
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philly/J. Fusco

Did you know that one of the most famous scenes in all of horror-movie history was filmed in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, right outside of Philadelphia? Each year, the Colonial Theatre commemorates The Blob by recreating one of the 1958 film’s most well-known moments: when the crowd runs screaming from the movie theater. That’s just one aspect of the three-day event, which also includes Blob-related contests, special guests, live music, food, costume parades and more. Find the full event schedule here.

By: Amy Gordon

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