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
THE BEST MAN
MALCOLM D. LEE | USA | 1999 | 120 MIN
July 18 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center Black Box
With his beautiful, supportive girlfriend Robyn (Sanaa Lathan) and a burgeoning career as a writer, hotshot Harper (Taye Diggs) seems to have it made. But an invitation to the wedding of his college friends poses a minefield of temptations and potential drama. An advance copy of Harper’s autobiographical novel is making the rounds, and Harper worries that his college buddies—reformed playboy Lance (Morris Chestnut), smooth-talker Quentin (Terrence Howard), and mild-mannered Murch (Harold Perrineau)—will recognize themselves in the book’s salacious details. Further complicating matters, Harper still has feelings for old flame Jordan (Nia Long). As the festivities get underway, long-buried secrets come to the surface and threaten to tear the friends apart. With its dynamite soundtrack and star-studded cast, this funny, touching romantic comedy is primed to do the Electric Slide into the pantheon of great wedding movies.
EMILE ARDOLINO | USA | 1987 | 97 MIN
August 1 | 7:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center Black Box
The year is 1963, and 17-year-old Frances (aka “Baby”) is embarking on what promises to be an uneventful summer with her family at a family resort in the Catskills. Not content to be wined and dined by snooty Ivy Leaguers, Baby immerses herself in the world of the resort’ employees, who spend their days entertaining the tony guests and their nights grinding away at sultry, all-night parties. When hunky, brooding dance instructor Johnny (Patrick Swayze) loses his dance partner, Baby volunteers to take her place. Over the course of the summer, Johnny instructs Baby in the ways of the mambo… and in the ways of love. But how will Baby’s respectable family react when they find out she’s been shimmying with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks? Packed with 60s classics and original hits like “Hungry Eyes” and Swayze’s own “She’s Like the Wind,” Dirty Dancing is sure to show you the time of your life.
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.
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