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 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
TIM BURTON | USA | 1990
January 3 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center Black Box
From the whimsical imagination of Tim Burton, this classic follows the titular, scissorhanded hero (Johnny Depp) as he leaves behind his lonely castle and moves in with a kindly Avon lady (Dianne Wiest) and her family. Though initially out of place in their sunny, picture-perfect suburb, Edward manages to win over his new neighbors by creating marvelous, sculpted creations out of everything from topiaries to poodles. But Edward’s growing closeness with the Avon lady’s teenage daughter Kim (Winona Ryder) makes him a target for Kim’s sadistic jock boyfriend (beefed-up Brat Pack alumnus Anthony Michael Hall). The first of many pairings between Burton and Depp, Edward Scissorhands cemented Depp’s status as a very 90s combination of teen dreamboat and goth idol, and is a perfect encapsulation of Burton’s talent for combining creepiness with genuine heart.
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
NORA EPHRON | USA | 1993
February 7 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center Black Box
After the death of his wife, Sam (Tom Hanks) re-enters the dating pool when his precocious son Jonah (Ross Malinger) calls into a radio show and begs the host to help his depressed dad. Across the country, Baltimore reporter Annie (Meg Ryan) hears the broadcast and becomes infatuated with the widower in Seattle, despite the fact that she’s already engaged to nice but uninteresting Walter (Bill Pullman). With some prodding by her best friend Becky (Rosie O’Donnell), Annie writes to Sam, setting in motion a series of events culminating at the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Hopscotching across seemingly every major metropolitan in the USA on the way to a happy ending, Sleepless in Seattle is as witty and knowing as it is unabashedly romantic, thanks to Nora Ephron’s typically ingenious script.
TROOP BEVERLY HILLS
JEFF KANEW | USA | 1989
March 7 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center Black Box
Gather round, you friends of mine! We’re Wilderness Girls, and it’s time to celebrate this gloriously campy ode to shopping, togetherness, and cookies. Shelley Long delivers a masterful comedic performance as daffy but lovable Beverly Hills housewife Phyllis Nefler, who’s determined to prove her strength after separating from her husband (Craig T. Nelson). Phyllis volunteers to lead her daughter’s Wilderness Girls troop: a motley, unmotivated assortment of Beverly Hills’s most privileged tweens. Against all odds, the girls prove their mettle in non-traditional tasks like jewelry appraisal with the guidance of their fearless leader. But will Phyllis and her troop be able to defeat their rivals at the annual Wilderness Jamboree? This cult classic is a deliriously silly kaleidoscope of 1980s excesses, featuring time-stamped celebrity cameos (Pia Zadora anyone?), over-the-top fashions, and a truly impressive array of side ponytails.
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