Episode 62- Horror Bowl with Bob Trate

The biggest game in sports takes over Miami and TV screens everywhere this Sunday. If you’re not going to the actual game and the thought of sharing communal dips, meatballs and other random apps aren’t your jam, may we offer an excellent alternative? Why not plan a trip to the legendary Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, PA for Horror Bowl? This epic event features a trio of classic horror films by the one and only John Carpenter on the big screen at one of America’s most famous movie houses.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re still fired up for the big game, especially since our friend K.C. Wolf will be there. I mean, we’re not saying the Chiefs made the Super Bowl because of our chat with him, but hey, it might have helped. But we’re also huge movie buffs and think a day of classic horror is a perfect way to spend Superbowl Sunday.

We had the chance to chat with Bob Trate of the Colonial Theater and the mastermind behind the event. You’re probably already familiar with the amazing programming the theater offers from our chat about Blobfest earlier this year, but our chat with Bob brought us even more great info and classic film trivia. We also may have fully movie nerded out with him throughout our conversation. Truly, we could have talked to him all night which would have made this the longest episode in the history of Why? We realized that may not be in the best interest of our listeners, so we kept it tight and interesting, never fear.

Bob shared with us all the details and festivities planned for the day including the special and rare opportunity to see The Thing in all its original 35mm glory thanks to a print donated specifically for the event. Whether you’re a total fanatic like we are or more of a casual film fan, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the day. Plus, the town of Phoenixville has become quite the enclave for a weekend visit. Maybe a pre-Valentine’s weekend away is in the cards for you? We all know nothing sparks love like a good scare or watching an ‘80s Kurt Russell on screen.

The day will kick off with a screening of Prince of Darkness followed by In the Mouth of Madness and then, of course, The Thing. Tickets are $25 for the whole event and $12 for single films. This means you can have your cake and football too. Take in a flick and make it home in time for kickoff! Tickets can be purchased here. If you’re already committed to a Puppy Bowl this weekend and can’t make the trip to PA, never fear, the Colonial has a slew of great film screenings and events all year long. You can find a list of all their upcoming festivities here.

Enjoy your weekend and we won’t rat you out if you call in sick on Monday whether it’s Super Bowl flu or something you picked up in Antarctica with the Thing.


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