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Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

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From a press release:

On Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., tens of thousands of dancers throughout the world will come together for “Thrill the World,” a global flash mob which attempts to break the world record for “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’” This year, the Scranton Cultural Center will join the celebration, which also happens to be a fundraiser for a great cause.

“We’re using this as an opportunity to fundraise for our youth programming and the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship,” says Michael Melcher, SCC executive director.

“After a very successful first year of our summer camp program, with many students who directly benefitted from our scholarship program, it’s imperative that we keep this initiative going. It’s our privilege to provide quality arts education to the youth of NEPA.”

Doors at the SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will open at 4 p.m., with registration and family activities occurring until the official dance at 5 p.m. Registration is $25 per person and $15 per student.

After the dance is concluded, participants are invited to partake in a “Zombie Crawl,” which will feature many downtown businesses. Participants will be given a map which indicates what businesses are participating, along with the specials that they are providing.

Watch New York City’s “Thrill the World” dance from last year below:

For more information or to pre-register online, visit Donations to the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship can be made by visiting