NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center joins global ‘Thriller’ dance mob to break world record on Oct. 29

Scranton Cultural Center joins global ‘Thriller’ dance mob to break world record on Oct. 29
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

From a press release:

On Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 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 of “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

This year, the Scranton Cultural Center will join the celebration for its third year, and the proceeds will benefit a great cause – the Cultural Center itself. All proceeds support the ongoing operations, restoration, and programming at the Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton).

The event will begin at 5 p.m., with registration and dance rehearsals occurring until the official dance at 6 p.m. After the dance is concluded, participants are invited to partake in a “Zombie Crawl,” which will feature many downtown businesses, including Pizza by Pappa’s, PJ’s Pub, Backyard Ale House, Cooper’s Seafood, Electric City Escape, and more. Participants will be given a map which indicates what businesses are participating, along with the specials that they are providing.

Registration is $10 for students (with valid ID) and $15 for adults. Fees include an event t-shirt (while supplies last), up to five dance lessons (held at the SCC), and access to the Zombie Crawl. For more information or to pre-register online, visit Student discounts are available. Donations to support the SCC can be made by visiting

Thrill the World is presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by LT Verrastro, Giant Floor, Lackawanna College, Fidelity Bank, and Brucelli Advertising.

Photo by Kyle James Photography