New Empress Events: Special Screenings and Quiz Geekery at Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey

Sunday 16th October
Place: The Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey. Details here.
Start time:
Screenings 5:30pm – 7pm.
Quiz: 7:30pm onwards.

Can you form the ultimate film quiz team? Or do you already have one? If so: attention please. On October 16th New Empress Magazine will be holding its first ever event in association with Double Crossed Films and Shortwave Cinema in Bermondsey, London.  Together we’re bringing you the geekiest film quiz event in the world, possibly the universe actually, and it’s held in one of the city’s coolest cinemas. The quiz itself will be a game of two halves involving trivia from the silent era onwards, picture rounds and, for the dramatically inclined, scene reenactments from film classics. There’ll be fabulous film prizes to be won and the night will be hosted by our hilarious Comedy Central writer and compere: Adrian Mackinder.

Of course, it wouldn’t seem right to lure you into a cinema without showing you a film or two. Consequently the first 50 people to book their tickets will receive a free screening, prior to the quiz, courtesy of the Empress. Double Crossed Films have put together a unique programme of short films for your viewing pleasure from some of the best budding producers in the biz. The full programme will be announced shortly but for now, we’re allowed to tell you, that the beautifully shot Girl in Motion will kick off all the film fun.

Tickets for the quiz are limited to 100 places and as it costs a paltry £3 per person we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to buy your ticket for New Empress Events.

One response to “New Empress Events: Special Screenings and Quiz Geekery at Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey

  1. It was a good and fun night!

    Travelling in by train from Royston, I made more of a day of it by combining the quiz with a preliminary visit to the – very crowded – Gerhard Richter exhibition, encouraged by hearing Richter talk in Corinna Belz’s documentary about him, Gerhard Richter: Painting (which I reviewed on my Unofficial Cambridge Film Festival blog).

    After Tate Modern’s closing time, I was then able to walk, without needing to hurry, along the Thames footpath, before deviating off through Borough and onto St Thomas’ Street to get to the venue via Bermondsey Street. (Although it’s possible that I stopped for a pint by then, trembling and dry mouthed, but with grateful thanks to my guide – in the form of a printed sheet from – for helping me avoid the perils of Crucifix Lane where the road forked…)

    Sounds like a B movie in itself! What I wrote about the quiz night proper, on the train back, is still on my laptop, so I shall have to resurrect it, by waving the odd cross or two and making suitable supplications, in the hope that the hard drive will yield up that further nonsense and (with deft deletions) I can post it on my blog.

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