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And The Award for the Best Film Quiz Goes to…

Sept 23

And The Award for the Best Film Quiz Goes to…

…Colin Johnson!

All eyes were on the big screen last Thursday 7th September when Ropetackle Cinema’s biggest and best film quiz to date took place.

Around 88 people in 22 teams of four gathered in the Ropetackle auditorium to pit their wits against each other and take part in the 7th Let’s Get Quizzical event. There were nine rounds including cryptic photo clues, limericks to describe famous films, Oscar winners and What’s the Next Word. The films were from both past and present, and represented all genres to give a full and varied flavour to proceedings. And speaking of flavour, participants were able to enjoy a magnificent ploughman’s supper half way through as well!

Quiz master Colin Johnson in formal wear

Evergreen quiz master Colin Johnson (pictured) was in fine fettle and full of energy, despite having devised the questions and organised the evening himself. It was good to see him surface again after weeks of having his head buried in film books – but how did he cope with such a huge turn-out?

“It was absolutely great,” he said. “What made it all go smoothly was the 12-strong team of volunteers – members of the film committee and regular Ropetackle stewards – who very efficiently served the teams questions and food at their tables.

A particular highlight was the round where 10 local “personalities” were video-recorded giving clues about their favourite films. These were: George Upshall (gardener and chef), Dai Hudd (food bank), Keith (Ginger of Ginger and Dobbs), Gabe Crisp (local councillor), Andy and Heather (Station Florists), Fran Kay (nurse), Andrew Simmonds (recycling centre), Becky Pearson (Ropetackle Café), Sarah Slade (Adur Water Sports) and Ben Holmes (of pop group Man Woman Chainsaw.)

The top three teams received bottles of wine and the overall winners – Agatha Quiz Team – also received a magnificent fruit and veg hamper, donated by Station Florists.

All in all, it was a fun evening that everyone enjoyed, with an added bonus. As one happy customer noted: “It was a lovely mix of people and a great atmosphere. What I didn’t expect was the chocolate brownie and ice-cream a couple of rounds after the ploughman’s. That was a lovely touch. See you next year!”

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