History on Tap ~ "The Blob: A Regional Spotlight"

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Great American Pub

148 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460


"The Blob: A Regional Spotlight"

Cinematic Cult Classic? Regional phenomenon? Unstoppable Monster Menace? Modern Town Revival Tale?

Why not all of the above?

Join History On Tap for our June adventure, as we explore the rich local soil from which national icon The Blob grew forth. This 1958 film came out of nowhere, or so it seemed to anyone from beyond the region! We'll discuss the many local connections and how a tiny studio making religious short films out of Yellow Springs crafted one of the most beloved monster movies of the 1950's.  

Join us before the event at the The Colonial Theatre at 5:45 p.m. for a sneak peek at the Colonial expansion!

25 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Chuck Francisco has written for a number of publications, including Pop KernalManiaExploitation Retrospect, andCinedelphia. He co-hosts several repertoire film series at the world famous The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA, and is on the planning committee for their yearly Blobfest celebration. An Avid swing dancer and cocktail connoisseur, you can think him a fool of a Took on Twitter and Instagram: @CyanideRush

*Please RSVP for this event at 610-692-4800 or rsvp@chestercohistorical.org  

History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. There will be lots of great drinks available for purchase, and The Great American Pub is generously offering an array of appetizers at no cost. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by BB&T and WCHE 1520AM. The portable sound system is sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.