Today: February 29, 2024

The Movie Quiz

Do you fancy yourself as something of a Quiztopher Walken? A Quiztina Ricci perhaps or Quizzy Spacek? Could you in a split second say what it is that The Goonies never say or what Summer, Purple and Hard all have in common?

Do you fancy yourself as something of a Quiztopher Walken? A
Quiztina Ricci perhaps or Quizzy Spacek? Could you in a split second say what
it is that The Goonies never say or what Summer, Purple and Hard all have in
common? If you’ve already tired of these questions you probably won’t have the
stomach for one of the many many film quizzes held across the country, but if
you have an appetite to show what you know, have a peek at the below and see if
there’s something in your area that can test your movie knowledge.


Earlier this week we crammed our FilmJuice brain with as
much film trivia as we possibly could and headed to the Ritzy cinema in
, South London for the You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat monthly quiz. A
trip to the bar and a not so graceful stumble over obstructing teams landed us
in the intimate upstairs venue where enthusiasts can congregate between the poster
laden walls to participate in an honourably organised affair. There’s even a
freaking montage opening sequence, played over a large screen upstairs and on
smaller screens in the bar. This is no child’s play. Everything’s covered short
of charades, with a soundtrack round, trailer round, a little common knowledge
and a soundbyte round, and although this quiz won’t have you trying to model
the Millennium Falcon out of Playdough or rapping about James Stewart, it will
have you whispering urgently, banging your head on a hard surface and hugging
your team mate for knowing the Hannah Montana theme song for the best part of
two hours. The quiz is held on the last Tuesday of every month, costs £3.50
per player and is a thoroughly stimulating way to spend an evening. Full
details can be found on the organiser’s page here

McGuffin Film Quiz night is dubbed the one to look out for,
boasting the title of “possibly the biggest quiz in London.” A Saturday night
occasion with a cold hard cash prize, this is also one of the cheaper options
for enthusiasts at just a pound a person. Held at The Rose and Crown in East
London, this quiz has grown through its reputation to become a sold out event
going down on the first weekend of every month. The history of the event and
details of the venue can be found here

Up North

The Cornerhouse in Manchester holds a similar night monthly,
falling on the 7 Feb 2012 where teams can dowse themselves in
alcohol before getting stuck into a frenzy of dates, names and titles. A team
of four will have to cough up £14 but the prizes are bountiful with DVDs, CDs
and memorabilia accompanying your soaring sense of triumph. You can buy tickets
at the venue’s site here

If you’re bored on Tuesday the 7th of February,
are based in Newcastle On Tyne and are highly competitive or a comfortable
loser the Tyneside cinema will be putting on the aptly named Great Tyneside
Cinema Quiz for its fortnightly spot. This one takes the crumpet prize wise
with an actual trophy for winning and with the quiz at capacity most nights
expect a decent amount of competition, cheap drinks to make you think clearer
and at a fiver a team there’s not much by way of an excuse not to. Demand is
high for this battlefield so make sure you book in advance here

Trusty Curzon brings Ten Rounds With De Niro to the quizzing
community with its monthly outlet for the movie boffin. Inspired by the book
Ten Dates With De Niro, this London based event is open to all for a tenner a
team and with all the popcorn you can eat in return as well as a fabulous array
of prizes. The Soho cinema has themed quiz nights usually tied in with a
release or major industry event and is held on the third Wednesday of the
month. Your best bet for updates is the Curzon Facebook page here

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