This year is the Blob's 50th Anniversary, I know, you didn't know....no one did, or no one I know. I wasn't necessarily a big Blob fan, however, I have seen it. Saturday for a lack of anything else, and in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the Blob, we found it in the free movies section on demand. I laughed my head off and thoroughly enjoyed it! We tried to watch the 1988 version, too, but fell asleep.
Then we realized that it was actually filmed just down the road from where we live! It was filmed in Downingtown, PA, which is less than an hour away. Sunday we needed to get out of the house and decided to go for a drive. Jim secretly looked up directions and found out that the diner and the theatre still exist, and got directions.
The theatre is actually in Phoenixville, PA, which is a few miles away from Downingtown. I was sort of surprised about how cute this town was. The best is that Blobfest is next weekend. From what we can tell, they do a reenactment of the scene from the movie with all the people running out.
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Then we went to Downingtown to see the diner. We got a treat at Rita's across the street, you know, so we didn't look so silly taking the photo. lol