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Test your movie knowledge

Make family movie night fun by playing a game of movie trivia before the movies begin. How much do you know about the movies? Quiz yourself and the entire family with these fun movie trivia questions.
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Movie history

When was the first movie theater opened?

1897
1905
1916
1921

The first theater in the world exclusively devoted to showing motion pictures was the Nickelodeon. This theater opened on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and cost of admission was a nickel.

Which movie starring Al Jolson is considered the first talking picture?

Rose of Washington Square
The Jazz Singer
The Singing Fool
Wonder Bar

The 1927 film The Jazz Singer is considered the first of the "talkies."

What was the longest movie ever made?

The Cure for Insomnia
Schindler's List
The Godfather
Dances With Wolves

The Cure for Insomnia (1987) is the longest movie ever made with a total running time of 85 hours (5,220 minutes).

What film adapted from a one-woman off-Broadway show is considered the most profitable movie in Hollywood history?

American Graffiti
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Something About Mary
Pretty Woman

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) had a budget (inflation adjusted) of only $6 million and revenues of $369 million, for a whopping 6150 percent return on investment.

Fun movie facts

How much was Judy Garland paid for The Wizard of Oz?

$10 a day
$35 a week
$100 a day
$240 a week

Judy Garland was paid just $35 a week for The Wizard of Oz. Funny enough, the dog Toto received $125 a week.

Which candy did the boy in E.T. use to lure the extraterrestrial?

Gummy Bears
M&M's
Milk Duds
Reese's Pieces

Reese's Pieces! Steven Spielberg originally was going to use M&M's but wasn't able to get the rights to do so.

Which of the following was the first Pixar movie to receive a higher rating than G?

A Bug's Life
The Incredibles
Toy Story
WALL-E

The Incredibles (PG) was the first Pixar film above rated G.

What was the address that Nemo's father Marlin memorized when he was searching for his son in Finding Nemo?

M. Nesman, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington
S. Grigsby, 1234 Ocean Lane, San Diego
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
J. Fisherman, 52 Octopus Lane, Miami

Marlin and Dory found swim goggles with the address P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney and memorized the address in hopes that Nemo would be there.

How many actresses were interviewed to play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind?

Just 1
100
700
1,400

Vivien Leigh was selected from the 1,400 actresses that were interviewed to play Scarlett O'Hara.

Which of these men have not played James Bond?

Pierce Brosnan
Sean Connery
Timothy Dalton
Roger Moore

Trick question! They have all played James Bond.

Who starred in The Bad News Bears (1976)?

Jody Foster
Melanie Griffith
Susan Sarandon
Tatum O'Neal

The film starred Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. It was followed up by two sequels, and a remake.

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