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 Philadelphia Film Center 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
KENNY ORTEGA | USA | 1993 | 96 MIN
October 3 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center Black Box
Children of the 90s know that it’s not Halloween without this spooky, kooky classic about three witch sisters (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker) who return to the town of Salem after 300 years looking to wreak havoc and perform a choreographed song-and-dance number to “I Put a Spell on You.” Hocus Pocus follows teenager Max, who inadvertently resurrects the Sanderson sisters and must face zombies and annoying kid sisters on his quest to put a stop to the witches’ plan to suck out the souls of Salem’s children before Halloween night is up.
RICHARD CURTIS | UK, USA, FRANCE | 2003 | 135 MIN
December 5 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center 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.
PAST THROWBACK THURSDAY QUIZZO & MOVIE!
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN | ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION | SHE’S ALL THAT | THE BIRDCAGE | SISTER ACT | RUSHMORE | HOCUS POCUS | LOVE ACTUALLY | A KNIGHT’S TALE | GROUNDHOG DAY | SPICE WORLD | ZOOLANDER | THE PRINCESS BRIDE | NOW AND THEN | THE WEDDING SINGER | CLUELESS | THE HOLIDAY | EDWARD SCISSORHANDS | SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE | TROOP BEVERLY HILLS | MEAN GIRLS | BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER | DIRTY DANCING | THE BREAKFAST CLUB