PFS Presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drinks? Then get your friends together to form an awesome Quizzo team (witty squad name required) and put your film and pop culture knowledge to the test at PFS’ monthly Quizzo & Movie!
Every First Thursday of the month, come out to the Prince Theater Black Box for a screening of a crowd-pleasing modern classic preceded by a few rounds Quizzo where all questions are about or inspired by that night’s movie. During the film, we will tally up the scores and reveal the winning team as the credits roll. The first-place team and runners-up will win prizes and bragging rights!
Tickets | $13 / $9 for PFS Members
All Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie Events are 21+ Only
Richard Curtis | UK, USA, France | 2003 | 135 MIN
December 21 | 7:30 PM | Prince Theater Black Box
Featuring myriad subplots and seemingly every British actor working in 2003 (plus Laura Linney!), this perennial favorite is as festive and as densely packed as a holiday fruitcake. Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill scribe Richard Curtis brings his trademark, typically English take on the romantic comedy to his directorial debut, which tells the intersecting stories of various characters grappling with joys and pains of love in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The all-star cast includes Hugh Grant as one of the most boyishly handsome and utterly unconvincing world leaders in cinema history, Keira Knightley as a lovely newlywed with a slightly stalker-y suitor, and the guy who played Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson). Thanks to its witty, twisty script and lovable performances, Love Actually manages to provoke plenty of laughs and (in the case of Emma Thompson’s tragic gift opening) total emotional devastation. To us, it is perfect.
A KNIGHT’S TALE
Brian Helgeland | USA | 2001 | 132 MIN
January 4 | 7:30 PM | Prince Theater Black Box
A Knight’s Tales is a rollicking good time full of 70s jams, epic jousting matches, and Heath Ledger at his dreamiest.
History books tell us that in the 14th Century, an uncommonly studly commoner named Will impersonated a man of noble birth in order to compete in the honorable and very lucrative sport of jousting. Aided by a ragtag group of friends including renowned author Geoffrey “Jeff” Chaucer, Will triumphed over his opponents as his fans rhythmically stomped and clapped along to Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” With his charm and wispy, golden locks, Will also caught the eye of Jocelyn, a foxy noblewoman who liked to dress like she was on her way to a medieval rave. Will won tournament after tournament and wooed his love with romantic letters and funky court dancing, but it was only a matter of time before his humble background caught up with him. Also, his blacksmith founded Nike. These are the facts, which A Knight’s Tale brings to life in stirring, period-accurate detail.
Harold Ramis | USA | 1993 | 101 MIN
February 1 | 7:30 PM | Prince Theater Black Box
Just in time for Punxsutawney Phil’s annual outing, catch up with this beloved comedy starring Bill Murray as jaded, sarcastic TV weatherman on assignment in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania who’s caught in a seemingly endless time loop. Dismayed at first, Phil (Murray) eventually takes advantage of his situation to engage in some wacky, consequence-free hi-jinks. But no amount of practice can win Phil the heart of his beautiful producer Rita (Andie MacDowell), forcing Phil to reconsider his caddish ways and do some serious soul searching. Part charming romantic comedy, part heady exploration of the terrifying monotony of existence and the possibility of achieving spiritual transcendence through self-improvement and good works, Groundhog Day demands to be seen over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil spots his shadow, we predict that this comedy classic will bring approximately 101 minutes of pure fun.