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When a horde of panicked teenagers (actually, 20-something actors playing teenagers) stormed out of the Colonial Theatre in the 1958 movie, The Blob, their flight anticipated the following decades’ exodus from downtown Phoenixville. While celluloid’s gelatinous mass of protoplasm chased Steve McQueen and company, it took a more insidious monster to empty the real streets: modern urban decay.

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Great American Pub to Open in Phoenixville

Great American Pub to Open in Phoenixville

Plus: A Mexican-influenced Passover Menu.

Discovering the Perfect Cup: Top Main Line Coffee Shops

Discovering the Perfect Cup: Top Main Line Coffee Shops

Whether you are a no-frills traditionalist or latte lover, we’re naming the top Main Line spots to score a stellar steamy cup of coffee.

Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

In honor of the Super Bowl Sunday, we’re debuting our 2014 snacking guide, highlighting the top spots for takeout, catering, and where you should be watching.

Main Line Today Events

  • Birding the Brandywine

    2014.04.16

    Join Conservancy staff members on a walk along the Brandywine River Trail to look for spring migrants.  Bring binoculars if you have...

  • Expand Your Mind! Learn Hypnosis in Wayne!

    2014.03.23

    Expand Your Mind! Learn Hypnosis in Wayne! When you learn hypnosis at our center you step into a world of the fascination power of your...

  • Exhibitions in the Community: Laura at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology

    2014.03.04

      Main Line Art Center is proud to present Professional Artist Member Laura's solo show at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology in Haverford, as...

  • Art Quilt Elements 2014

    2014.03.21

    Wayne Art Center presents Art Quilt Elements 2014 from March 21 - May 3, 2014. An international juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts...

  • A Date with Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars

    2014.01.25

    Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth—foremost illustrators in the first half of the 20th century—created some of...

  • Franklin Square

    2014.03.01

    Award-winning Franklin Square is a family friendly play place located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia.

  • Imaginary Reality | 10th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition

    2014.04.01

    Imaginary Reality is the 10th annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition at Main Line Art Center and marks an exciting expansion of the program in...

  • Frogs: Nature's Messenger

    2014.01.17

    Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of...

  • Costumes of Downton Abbey

    2014.03.01

    Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired...

  • Easter Bunny Photo Experience

    2014.03.22

    The Easter Bunny Photo Experience, sponsored by Gymboree, will offer families the opportunity to visit the Bunny and capture a treasured,...

  • Forging Faith, Building Freedom

    2013.09.27

    Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September...

  • Catherine Marie Charlton Performance

    2014.04.16

    This award-winning pianist will perform original piano improvisations and compositions inspired by the works of the Wyeth family. Her album Red...

  • Annual Elizabeth Watts and Howard C. Petersen Lecture - Lacrosse: Play on, Nationals!

    2014.04.16

      In this lecture, Oren Lyons, Jr., world-renowned Native American peace activist, Honorary Chairman of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team,...

  • Family-to-Family Education Program

    2014.03.05

    Family-to-Family (F2F) is a free series of 12 weekly classes, one evening per week, structured to help family members understand and support a...

  • Audrey & Chris

    2014.03.21

    This talented duo brings their listeners a mixture of old and new with an energy that has won them a large and devoted following. You’ll hear...

  • Banana Trio

    2014.04.11

    BANANA TRIO is a band ripened in South Jersey, covering all your favorite songs from Island vibe– to Disco –to “Rock & Roll Concert...

  • Bare Bonz

    2014.03.21

    Playing all of your favorite pop, funk and blues hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond–Bare Bonz keeps the Boiler Room dance floor full! Don...

  • Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th C. Illustrations of the American Revolution

    2014.02.22

    The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is hosting a unique exhibit at Valley Forge National Historical Park, entitled Bringing the War of...

  • Historic Properties Open for Tours

    2014.04.01

    Make plans now and be among the first to tour the N. C. Wyeth House  and Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and Kuerner Farm this spring. Package...

  • Cast

    2014.03.13

    Cast March 13th-May 17th, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13th, 6-9 p.m. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is pleased to...


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