CINEMA CITY FILM QUIZ

Since August 2009 I have been hosting the fortnightly movie quiz at Cinema City in Norwich, UK. Some would say the longest running public participation event in Norwich, some would say the best time of their lives, most would say it’s just a bloke asking some questions and handing out prizes.

The event itself takes place on the dates below at 7.30pm in the Dining Room at Cinema City and patrons can treat themselves to snacks and drink from the bar throughout the evening.

The quiz is structured to cater for all types of film fans, spanning all genres and aspects of the filmmaking process. The night is divided into five parts; the first section is entitled Pre-Production, comprising of simple, easy questions that any cinemagoer should be able to quickly answer. The second round, Filming, is a multiple choice genre-specific round. Each participant is allotted a piece of paper and allowed to vote on what the following fortnight’s special round will be about – absolutely anything film related. The votes stay in a hat until that option is picked. Following these two rounds there will be a short intermission in order to mark the score sheets and take advantage of the fully licensed bar. Following this are the final two rounds, Post-Production, made up of exceptionally difficult questions and finally Promotion & Release, which returns to milder questions, adding the element of multiple choice to end the night on a high. From the start of the quiz, teams will also be given a sheet of paper with images from three movies, a poster with the title blacked out and an actor’s headshot. For bonus points, you must deduce the movies/individual in question, all of which will be added to your final score. Once the answers are tallied and marked the winners are announced.

Teams will be made up of 1-4 individuals and all are welcome. Should you only have one member in your team, you will be automatically rewarded five points. Admission is £1 per player and the top two teams will receive either a cash prize or complimentary tickets to see a film of their choosing . There is also a prize for the best team name (usually parodies of film titles) and a consolation prize for those in last place.

Following each quiz session I will post the questions and answers on this page plus the names of the winning team and runners up. If you have any further questions regarding this regular event, please feel free to email me or tweet me @stoghz.

[14 January 2017]

[17 December 2017]
This week’s special round: Acting Feuds

[03 December 2017]
This week’s special round: Films With Colours In The Title

[19 November 2017]
This week’s special round: Real Life Parent/Children Casting

[05 November 2017]
This week’s special round: Harrison Ford

[08 October 2017]
This week’s special round: Harry Dean Stanton
*200th CINEMA CITY FILM QUIZ!!*

[24 September 2017]
This week’s special round: Studio Ghibli

[10 September 2017]
This week’s special round: Alan Tudyk

[27 August 2017]
This week’s special round: Red-Headed Actors

[13 August 2017]
This week’s special round: Michael Shannon

[30 July 2017]
This week’s special round: Duncan Jones

[16 July 2017]
This week’s special round: Actor Age Gaps

[02 July 2017]
This week’s special round: Films Held Back From Release

[18 June 2017]
This week’s special round: Martial Arts

[04 June 2017]
This week’s special round: The Godfather Trilogy

[21 May 2017]
This week’s special round: Films With Characters Named Lewis

[07 May 2017]
This week’s special round: Danny DeVito

[09 April 2017]
This week’s special round: Prequels
*Contains 8000th question*

[26 March 2017]
This week’s special round: Films Beginning With E

[12 March 2017]
This week’s special round: Bill Paxton

[26 February 2017]
This week’s special round: Films in films

[12 February 2017]
This week’s special round: Assassination films

[29 January 2017]
This week’s special round: Films with snakes

[15 January 2017]
This week’s special round: Films with Hitler

[18 December 2016]
This week’s special round: French Films

[04 December 2016]
This week’s special round: Tom Hanks

[20 November 2016]
This week, the entire quiz will be devoted to Harry Potter, in conjunction with the release of Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

[06 November 2016]
This week’s special round: Fictional video games in film

[23 October 2016]
This week’s special round: Horror films and Tim Curry

[09 October 2016]
This week’s special round: Films with chickens

[25 September 2016]
This week’s special round: Body Swap films

[11 September 2016]
This week’s special round: Universal Horror

[28 August 2016]
This week’s special round: Game Of Thrones actors in film

[14 August 2016]
This week’s special round: Overboard

[31 July 2016]
This week’s special round: True/False Questions

[03 July 2016]
This week’s special round: Musician Cameos

[19 June 2016]
This week’s special round: Hayao Miyazaki

[05 June 2016]
This week’s special round: Films featuring Captain America

[22 May 2016]
This week’s special round: Movie Soundtracks

[08 May 2016]
This week’s special round: Whoopi Goldberg

[24 April 2016]
This week’s special round: Drawing Round

[10 April 2016]
This week’s special round: Films With Robots

[13 March 2016]
This week’s special round: War
*Contains 7000th question*

[28 February 2016]
This week’s special round: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

[14 February 2016]
This week’s special round: Films with cameos by hip-hop artists

[31 January 2016]
This week’s special round: 1980s Horror Films

[17 January 2016]
This week’s special round: Stop-Motion Animated Films

[03 January 2016]
This week’s special round: Dogs

[20 December 2015]
This week’s special round: Johnny Depp

[06 December 2015]
This week’s special round: Whales & Dolphins

[22 November 2015]
This week’s special round: James Cagney

[08 November 2015]
This week’s special round: Cliffhangers

[25 October 2015]
This week’s special round: Disney

[11 October 2015]
This week’s special round: John Carpenter

[27 September 2015]
This week’s special round: Sadomasochism

[13 September 2015]
This week’s special round: IMDb’s Top 10

[30 August 2015]
This week’s special round: The Lego Movie

[16 August 2015]
This week’s special round: Films With String Instruments

[02 August 2015]
This week’s special round: American Beauty

[19 July 2015]
This week’s special round: Films with colours in the title

[05 July 2015]
This week’s special round: Religious Artefacts

[21 June 2015]
This week’s special round: Fruit

[07 June 2015]
This week’s special round: Ghosts

[26 April 2015]
This week’s special round: Quentin Tarantino

[12 April 2015]
This week’s special round: Undeserved Oscars
In addition to the regular quiz, we will be combining forces with Norwich Film Festival for a stand-alone special round about film festivals with separate prizes

[29 March 2015]
This week’s special round: Films set in the 1970s

[15 March 2015]
This week’s special round: Films featuring AI (Artificial Intelligence)

[01 March 2015]
This week’s special round: Roger Deakins

[15 February 2015]
This week’s special round: Films Matt thinks are at least 30mins too long

[01 February 2015]
This week’s special round: Films set on spaceships
*Contains 6000th question*

[04 January 2015]
This week’s special round: Films With People Called Nick

[21 December 2014]
This week’s special round: Southeast Asian Cinema

[07 December 2014]
This week’s special round: Topless Scenes

[23 November 2014]
This week’s special round: Channing Tatum

[09 November 2014]
This week’s special round: Wedding Films

[12 October 2014]
This week’s special round: 1980’s Quotes

[14 September 2014]
This week’s special round: Star Wars

[31 August 2014]
This week’s special round: Space Jam

[17 August 2014]
This week’s special round: Hotels

[03 August 2014]
This week’s special round: Touchstone Pictures

[20 July 2014]
This week’s special round: Kevin Spacey

[06 July 2014]
This week’s special round: Films with ‘goo’ in

[22 June 2014]
This week’s special round: Films in which beer is drunk

[08 June 2014]
This week’s special round: Hammer Films

[11 May 2014]
This week’s special round: Biggest Earners 2004-2013

[27 April 2014]
This week’s special round: Films Of 1984

[13 April 2014]
This week’s special round: Tilda Swinton

[30 March 2014]
This week’s special round: Films which feature cats in prominent roles

[16 March 2014]
This week’s special round: Indiana Jones

[02 March 2014]
This week’s special round: Films in which women exact revenge on men

[16 February 2014]
This week’s special round: Jay & Silent Bob

[02 February 2014]
This week’s special round: Sergio Leone

[19 January 2014]
This week’s special round: Comedy actors in serious roles

[05 January 2014]
This week’s special round: Movie beards

[22 December 2013]
This week’s special round: 3 Christmas rounds and 1 Bill Murray special
*Contains 5000th question*

[08 December 2013]
This week’s special round: Films with water

[10 November 2013]
This week’s special round: Films in which villains get caught as part of their plan

[27 October 2013]
This week’s special round: 3 Halloween rounds and 1 buddy films special

[13 October 2013]
This week’s special round: Michael Fassbender

[29 September 2013]
This week’s special round: Dancing Animals

[15 September 2013]
This week’s special round: Alan Rickman

[01 September 2013]
This week’s special round: Bully Vengeance Films

[18 August 2013]
This week’s special round: Films In Which A Character Sacrifices Themself For Another

[04 August 2013]
This week’s special round: Films In Which Sam Rockwell Dances

[21 July 2013]
This week’s special round: Historically Inaccurate Films

[07 July 2013]
This week’s special round: Marvel Films
*100th Cinema City Film Quiz!*

[23 June 2013]
This week’s special round: Ears (severed, shot, bitten, blown off or found)

[09 June 2013]
This week’s special round: Cillian Murphy

[26 May 2013]
This week’s special round: Giant Monster Films

[12 May 2013]
This week’s special round: Treasure Hunting Films

[28 April 2013]
This week’s special round: Cinema City 35th Anniversary

[07 April 2013]
This week’s special round: My Top 100films

[24 March 2013]
This week’s special round: Films set on a spaceship

[10 March 2013]
This week’s special round: Films yet to be released on blu-ray but available on DVD

[24 February 2013]
This week’s special round: Vengeance Films

[10 February 2013]
This week’s special round: Billy Bob Thornton

[27 January 2013]
This week’s special round: Time Travel

[13 January 2013]
This week’s special round: Indie Films Of The 90’s

[30 December 2012]
This week’s special round: Hans Zimmer
*Contains 4000th question*

[16 December 2012]
This week’s special round: Christmas & Goldie Hawn

[02 December 2012]
This week’s special round: Films of the 1960’s

[18 November 2012]
This week’s special round: Christopher Lee

[04 November 2012]
This week’s special round: Communists In Film

[21 October 2012]
This week’s special round: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

[07 October 2012]
This week’s special round: Sean Bean

[23 September 2012]
This week’s special round: Films of the 1940’s/50’s

[09 September 2012]
This week’s special round: Films directed by/starring the Bowie family

[26 August 2012]
This week’s special round: Magic/Magicians

[12 August 2012]
This week’s special round: Actors/Actresses born in 1984

[29 July 2012]
This week’s special round: Star Wars

[15 July 2012]
This week’s special round: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

[01 July 2012]
This week’s special round: Films with colours in the title

[17 June 2012]
This week’s special round: Films with insects and/or incest

[03 June 2012]
This week’s special round: Drawing round

[20 May 2012]
This week’s special round: Films with food/drink in the title

[06 May 2012]
This week’s special round: Ingmar Bergman

[22 April 2012]
This week’s special round: Christopher Nolan

[25 March 2012]
This week’s special round: True Or False

[11 March 2012]
This week’s special round: Remakes Of Foreign Language Films

[26 February 2012]
This week’s special round: The Muppets

[12 February 2012]
This week’s special round: Kevin Smith

[29 January 2012]
This week’s special round: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

[15 January 2012]
This week’s special round: Films set at sea (at least 70%)

[01 January 2012]
This week’s special round: Marlon Brando
*Contains 3000th question*

[18 December 2011]
This week’s special round: Doris Day

[04 December 2011]
This week’s special round: Steve Buscemi

[20 November 2011]
This week’s special round: Even numbered Star Trek films

[06 November 2011]
This week’s special round: Wes Anderson

[23 October 2011]
This week’s special round: Luc Besson

[09 October 2011]
This week’s special round: Christopher Nolan’s Batman

[25 September 2011]
This week’s special round: Back To The Future Trilogy

[11 September 2011]
This week’s special round: Guillermo Del Toro

[28 August 2011]
This week’s special round: Quentin Tarantino

[14 August 2011]
This week’s special round: Characters With Eye-Patches

[31 July 2011]
This week’s special round: Films Rated 12 (1989-2002)

[17 July 2011]
This week’s special round: Harry Potter

[03 July 2011]
This week’s special round: Michael Bay’s Transformers + Akira Mini-Round

[19 June 2011]
This week’s special round: Blade Runner

[05 June 2011]
This week’s special round: Mary Poppins

[22 May 2011]
This week’s special round: Time Travel

[08 May 2011]
This week’s special round: Terry Gilliam

[27 March 2011]
This week’s special round: Robocop

[13 March 2011]
This week’s special round: Brandon Lee

[27 February 2011]
This week’s special round: Edgar Wright

[13 February 2011]
This week’s special round: Clint Eastwood
*Contains 2000th question*

[30 January 2011]
This week’s special round: In Bruges

[16 January 2011]
This week’s special round: Highlander

[02 January 2011]
This week’s special round: 1994 In Film

[19 December 2010]
This week’s special round: Vietnam War Films

[05 December 2010]
This week’s special round: Martin Scorsese

[21 November 2010]
This week’s special round: Alan Moore Adaptations

[07 November 2010]
This week’s special round: Jack Nicholson

[24 October 2010]
This week’s special round: Horror

[10 October 2010]
This week’s special round: Darren Aronofsky

[26 September 2010]
This week’s special round: Jake + Maggie Gyllenhaal

[12 September 2010]
This week’s special round: Jeff Bridges

[29 August 2010]
This week’s special round: Sandra Bullock

[15 August 2010]
This week’s special round: Flipper

[01 August 2010]
This week’s special round: The Matrix Trilogy

[18 July 2010]
This week’s special round: Alfred Hitchcock

[04 July 2010]
This week’s special round: Pixar Feature Films

[20 June 2010]
This week’s special round: Disney Animated Classics

[06 June 2010]
This week’s special round: Oscar Winning Actresses 1940 – 1969

[23 May 2010]
This week’s special round: ‘Movies That Involve Monkeys’

[09 May 2010]
This week’s special round: Studio Ghibli Films

[25 April 2010]
This week’s special round: Charlie’s Angels & Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
*Contains 1000th question*

[11 April 2010]
This week’s special round: Richard Gere

[28 March 2010]
This week’s special round: James Bond

[14 March 2010]
This week’s special round: Al Pacino

[28 February 2010]
This week’s special round: Natural Born Killers

[14 February 2010]
This week’s special round: Gael Garcia Bernal

[31 January 2010]
This week’s special round: Stanley Kubrick

[17 January 2010]
This week’s special round: Arnold Schwarzenegger

[03 January 2010]

[20 December 2009]
Christmas Special – For no additional cost, two further rounds have been added to the usual lineup.
In addition to this, five additional points will go to any team members who arrive in fancy dress (either Christmas or film related)

[06 December 2009]

[22 November 2009]

[08 November 2009]

[25 October 2009]
Halloween Special – For no additional cost, two further rounds have been added to the usual lineup, loaded with questions focusing on the Horror genre

[11 October 2009]

[27 September 2009]

[13 September 2009]

[30 August 2009]
In conjunction with PLAN, Picturehouse & Cinema City have produced their own brand of bottled water, of which 10 pence of the cost price goes to Niger to help children in West Africa. As such, there will be two additional rounds with further prizes. Also, half of the winnings on the night go to the charity as a sign of support. Further details about this charity can be found here

[16 August 2009]

[02 August 2009]