With cinemas open, this week’s film quiz is themed around big screens on screen, plus a pick-and-mix selection of other movie trivia.


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We’ve been doing Film Quiz Friday for just over a year now, starting as a lockdown distraction and gradually turning it into a regular thing. As of this week, cinemas throughout the UK are open again, but as long as we’re all having a lovely time, we’ll keep this quiz going for the foreseeable future. Whether you’re new to the quiz or you’ve gone through more than 1,500 of our film-related teasers already, here’s 30 more questions, including some about cinemas in cinema.

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. If anyone wants to tot up their score out of 1,500, more power to you…


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 2002 – What is the full title of Star Wars Episode II?
  2. 1995 – Who plays Rob Roy in Rob Roy?
  3. 1986 – What title connects a Rutger Hauer thriller and a 2007 remake starring Sean Bean?
  4. 2013 – Who directed The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio?
  5. 1955 – Which classic World War II film dramatizes the RAF’s Operation Chastise?
  6. 2009 – Battle Of The Smithsonian is the second film in which family movie series?
  7. 1952 – Born this week, who plays heavyweight challenger Clubber Lang in Rocky III?
  8. 1960 – Which British horror film stars Carl Boehm as a voyeuristic serial killer?
  9. 2015 – What is the name of Charlize Theron’s character in Mad Max: Fury Road?
  10. 1993 – “Always bet on black” is a quote from which 1992 Wesley Snipes action film?


ROUND TWO – Screens On Screen

Whether you’re eager to get back to the cinema or hanging fire for a bit, here’s 10 questions about the movies in the movies…

  1. In which romantic comedy does Hugh Grant wear his prescription swimming goggles to the cinema?
  2. Who plays the star of the Jack Slater series in Last Action Hero?
  3. In the 1988 movie of the same name, which Sicilian picturehouse has projectionists called Alfredo and Salvatore?
  4. In Gremlins 2: The New Batch, which wrestler makes a memorable cameo in the fourth-wall-busting cinema scene?
  5. What is the name of the true-crime horror franchise within a franchise in the Scream sequels?
  6. Which Disney film is screened for author PL Travers at the end of 2013’s Saving Mr Banks?
  7. Le Gamaar Cinema is the setting for the explosive climax of which 2009 war movie?
  8. Complete the title of the romantic fantasy comedy – The Purple Rose of… where?
  9. Who plays the egomaniacal Cannes contender Carson Clay in Mr Bean’s Holiday?
  10. Which critically panned 1990 comedy does Robert De Niro loudly enjoy in a memorable cinema scene in 1991’s Cape Fear?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. Which Muppet movie stars the late, great Charles Grodin as jewel thief Nicky Holiday?
  2. Which comic-book villain does Michael Clarke Duncan play in 2003’s Daredevil?
  3. Which sci-fi film connects Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn?
  4. Which city is the setting for the films Showgirls, Ocean’s Thirteen, and this week’s new release Army Of The Dead?
  5. Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov is the real name of which Oscar winner?
  6. Which production company uses E.T.’s image of a bike crossing the moon as its logo?
  7. 1972’s Dougal And The Blue Cat is a film spin-off of which stop-motion animated TV series?
  8. Which English monarch has Judi Dench played twice on film, in 1997 and 2017?
  9. Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, and The Green Mile are connected by Tom Hanks and which other actor?
  10. And finally, who comes next in this alphabetical sequence – Ash, Bishop, Call…?


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