Backlot Chapter TCM Trivia Gathering

On Saturday, July 27 the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter hosted a Chapter social gathering at Vic’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Eighteen Chapter members and significant others enjoyed delicious food along with some friendly competition in a TCM trivia contest.

Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter President Chris leads a quiz.

Two copies of the book TCM Classic Movie Trivia: Featuring More Than 4,000 Questions to Test Your Trivia Smarts provided source material for the pub-style quiz. Chapter President Chris and Chapter “First Lady” Kami carefully-selected questions from the book to create the event structure. They took three teams through five quizzes ranging in length from 5-15 questions each. Topics included the careers of classic films stars like Esther Williams, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor as questions related to film genres like romance and musicals.

The Jezebelles– L to R: Caroline, Liz, Adrienne, Jane, Kim

Three teams of five – The Jezebelles, The Wild Bunch and The Voyagers – competed in the classic movie trivia quizzes. The day had only winners.

The Wild Bunch – L to R: Daniel, Monya, Janine, Leslie, Candice (not pictured)

But, in the final tally of correct answers, The Voyagers had the most correct answers and The Jezebelles and The Wild Bunch tied.

The Voyagers – L to R: Scott, Tina, Gloria, Janine, Dan

Everyone’s knowledge of classic movies was tested and both cheers for right answers and groans for the wrong could be heard throughout the afternoon.

Door prizes were awarded after four of the quizzes, with winners randomly selected from tickets given out at arrival. The winners loved taking home some TCM-related swag.

We have a feeling a request for a re-match will be coming soon. In all, a really fun day for the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter!

Door Prize Winners

Kami Spangenberg

About Kami Spangenberg

Kami Spangenberg is one-half of Classic Couple. She loves classic movies and shares that passion with others as a film blogger and as lead curriculum developer at Classic Couple Academy. While it's hard to play favorites, films topping her all-time, must-see list are: It Happened One Night, Ball of Fire, His Girl Friday, Libeled Lady, My Sister Eileen, The Philadelphia Story, The Thin Man, The Shop Around the Corner and The Way We Were. Oh, and The Outlaw Josey Wales. She has attended the TCM Classic Film Festival six times in LA and the 2020 TCM Festival Special Home Edition from her couch and covered the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival as a credentialed member of the film community media. She is honored to have her writing featured on, who are also valued content partners for Classic Couple Academy courses. From time to time, she contributes content to to raise awareness of classic movies.

8 thoughts on “Backlot Chapter TCM Trivia Gathering

  1. Avatar Caroline Lappetito

    We had such a fun time at TCM Social playing TCM Trivia. Our table, the Jezebelles, really crushed it LOL!

    • So glad you had a good time, Caroline! You Jezebelles made one great team.

  2. Avatar Candice

    A great introduction to the group. Wonderful to share a life-long love of movies with other enthusiasts. Thank you all for such a warm welcome.

  3. Avatar Monya Brace

    I enjoyed the gathering. It was my first as a RDU chapter member. Looking forward to the next event.

    • So glad you enjoyed yourself, Monya! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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