The Nerds vs The Blob: Fright Night Movie: The Colonial Theater Phoenixville

Let's go to The Colonial Theater...where the original Blob movie was shot...to see the 1988 remake of this classic scary flick.

This remake of the 1958 camp classic preserves the tongue-in-cheek flavor of the original, yet uses superb special effects to bring a little more flare to the man-eating blob. As opposed to the slow, oozing menace of the first film, the blob in this film is one mean protoplasm capable of great strength, speed, and jolts of electricity.

Kevin Dillon plays a young man who tries saving himself and his family from the slippery creature that he comes to learn is all part of some government conspiracy. If someone were to compile a list of the best sci-fi remakes, The Blob would surely deserve a place near the top, for it takes the themes and tones from the original film and enhances them with great effect.

Keeping with our usual MST3K style...I'll post a separate pre-meetup for dinner and/or drinks.

I hope to see you there!

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  • Nicole I.

    I had such a great time last night! Everyone was so nice and the movie was a blast. Thanks for making my first meetup experience a really good one!

    4 · July 6, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Nicole, I'm very glad you had a good time and a good first meetup experience. It was very nice meeting you. Hope to see you at future meet ups.

      1 · July 6, 2013

    • Joe

      I'm happy you could join us Nicole - it was a pleasure to meet you. The movie was a lot of fun, for sure! I'm already looking forward to the next one.

      1 · July 7, 2013

  • Joe

    This was a good event. I met some great people and watched a fun flick. I hope to do it again soon.

    July 6, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Joe, Thanks for joining us. Glad you had a good time. See you at a future meet up.

      July 6, 2013

  • Rich

    Had a great time meeting new folks and watching a very cool movie with fellow aficionados! Hope to see everyone again soon.

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Rich, I'm glad you could make it and had a good time. Nice meeting you. See you at future meet ups.

      July 6, 2013

  • Paul

    Fun movie! Great group of people! Gooey monster! A winning combination! Thanks to everyone for coming out! See you next time!

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Joe

    Count me in! This sounds like it'll be a good time.

    July 4, 2013

    • Paul

      Joe, Consider yourself counted. See you there. ;)

      1 · July 5, 2013

    • Joe

      Thanks, Paul. See you soon.

      July 5, 2013

  • Craig

    Hope to see you all at the pre-show meet up at PJ Ryan's. Post Fourth of July Fun and Frivolity!

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Paul

      Craig', We've been friends for a long time...but I never knew you were so frivolous with all this frivolity! :)

      July 3, 2013

    • Craig

      I take my frivolity quite seriously.

      July 3, 2013

  • Amanda

    Hi, I just joined this group. I've never been a member of a meet-up group before. I'm a little nervous about going to a meet-up for the first time.

    June 30, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Amanda, Glad you decided to join us. Welcome! See you at the show.

      1 · July 1, 2013

    • Sue

      Amanda, don't stress it! I've been a member of this group for 4 years and they are all good people. Meetups are super fun! I hope you can make it.

      1 · July 3, 2013

  • Nicole I.

    Hi:) this is my first time coming to a meetup...look forward to meeting everyone! Should I purchase a ticket ahead of time or are there typically ones available at this theater on the night the movie is showing?

    July 1, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Nicole, Welcome to the group! Glad you can join us. Tickets are usually available the night of the showing. See you there.

      July 1, 2013

  • Paul

    FYI...to those interested, I added a separate pre-movie meetup for 7pm at PJ Ryan's Pub. Hope to see a few of you join us.

    July 1, 2013

  • Paul

    Craig, I'll catch you at PJ Ryan's at 7:00pm. If anyone else is interested, let me know. Otherwise, I'll catch you in the theater lobby around 9:15-9:30pm for some gooey, gelatinous scary fun! ;)

    June 29, 2013

  • William Kuby J.

    you need one that play 4ok then i say yes

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have never seen the remake. The original was one of my Sunday afternoon faves! I am a definite maybe!

    June 28, 2013

  • Paul

    Anyone up for meeting earlier around 7:00pm at PJ Ryans next door to the theater for some food/drinks?

    June 27, 2013

    • Craig

      Sounds like a plan

      1 · June 27, 2013

  • Suzanne R.

    I'll be at blobest on the 13th. Have fun!

    May 25, 2013

    • Craig

      You can always do both!

      June 5, 2013

    • Suzanne R.

      True. Hopefully I will be down the shore on the 5th.

      June 6, 2013

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