Christmas Giveaway

I fracking love Christmas movies. Even the bad ones. In fact, sometimes I especially like the bad ones (except Love Actually, obvs). So, I thought I might like to reward someone else who also likes Christmas movies.


To that end, if you wanna win a prize, you can answer the following ten questions about ten great Christmas flicks, email them to us at: info[at]20thcenturyflicks[dot]co[dot]uk and, if you’re lucky – it’ll take a Christmas miracle! – you might just win yourself ten free rentals. 

  1. Nicolas Cage is in a Christmas movie. We have it in the shop. What’s it called?
  2. There’s a movie about a man taking his geese to market that’s set at Christmas time. What’s the name of the actor who plays that man?
  3. Billy Bob is the opposite of a Good Santa. In that movie he has a love interest and she was in a TV show. What TV show was she in?
  4. Barbara Stanwyck’s in a Christmas movie. Which is awesome. She steals something. What does she steal?
  5. Which famous British film had its titular concept inspired by Brief Encounter?
  6. The Brain Gremlin in Gremlins 2: The New Batch references a famous American writer and critical and political thinker. What’s her name?
  7. Diane Keaton stars in this year’s Christmas family cinema release Love the Coopers. Which other family Christmas flick did she star in some ten years earlier?
  8. Hulk Hogan was in a very silly Christmas movie. We don’t have it in the shop. But it involves something cray in the caves beneath an orphanage. What that?
  9. What colour are the Martians that Santa conquers?
  10. Which muppet gets mistaken for the Grinch on his way to the bank?

Good luck and have yourself a merry little Christmas… x


Quizmas is Coming…

Quizmas is coming the quiz host is getting fat,

Please put a pound in the pint glass – not a hat

If you haven’t got a pound, then nothing else will do

If you haven’t got a nothing else then no quiz for you!

Which would be terribly, terribly sad because we have TOTALLY KICK-ASS PRIZES up for grabs! Like awesome Arrow Video movies, Klank beer wrapped in a limited edition Flicks’ t-shirt, random rental vouchers, and other, stuff.

PLUS, we’ve arranged for a very special visit from the Australian Feminist Santa to hand out said prizes. What the frack more could you want? (Don’t answer that, we can’t give you anything more).

So assemble your team – no more than six humans, please (replicants not allowed) – and get down The Steps on Monday night (December 7th). And remember, this is our last one until Feb as we’re taking a not very much needed but convenient hiatus!

What’s a ‘Klank’…?

Entry is £1 per person and rules are subject to the whim of your two quiz masters, Mr Bags and DJ WillSpinz, and the Australian Feminist Santa. 

Shorts on the Steps

One of the greatest joys in my life right now is how fantastically breezy it is to wander out onto the steps and start cooking up  stupendously fun things to do with the good folk on and around the Steps.

One choc-ice induced conversation has led to a Scalarama event that is quite literally going to put the Steps on the (Scalarama-Screening Film) map.

Welcome to a wee blurb about SHORTS ON THE STEPS.


You don’t have to wear shorts, but you can.

Either way, you ought to bring cushions.

The screenings are free. They will happen on Friday September 25th, with pre-show BBQ & Bar (from 7pm, thanks to Bristol Cider Shop and Beat Root Cafe) and the films will be amazing Super8 and 16mm gems (from 8pm, thanks to Geneva Stop).

Oh, and you.

Yep, YOU.


We want them on Super8 or 16mm. We want them to be less than 5 minutes long. We want them to be submitted digitally (and if successful, exhibited in original 8/16 film format) to info[at]20thcenturyflicks[dot]co[dot]uk with ‘SHORTS ON THE STEPS’ in the subject header by 5pm Friday August 28th 2015.

We’ll screen a bunch and the audience on the night will get to vote for a winner. That winner will get themselves a free Mon-Thurs screening hire of the Flicks’ Kino. Sound swell? That’s because it is. Get involved. And may the photochemical film be with you.

Australian Feminist Film Trivia: coming to a pub near you!

Our monthly film quiz returns in June, a week later than the first Monday of the month. For reasons…

In other ‘reasons’, there’s a substitute situation you ought to be aware of – DJWillSpinz will be away and the Australian Feminist will be filling in! So, brush up on your Australian feminist film trivia because the battle to topple those Bristol Silents is ON.

JUNE Film Quiz Poster

Maximum of six people per team, entry is £1 per person. Bring friends who aren’t already Flicks members and we’ll sign them up for a quid on the night. You might win prizes, you might earn our respect and you’ll probably drink a pint or two. Good times guaranteed*.

* As always, it is not a real guarantee.