Movie-oke at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute: karaoke with a twist

From Wayne’s World to Rocky, Blue Velvet to Pulp Fiction, Clerks X to Twin Peaks, all kinds of movies were represented at Movie-oke.

Sponsored by and held at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Movie-oke took place the night of December 1.

Movie-oke is a twist on karoake. Instead of a person singing the lyrics to a song while its music plays, people recite the dialogue of a movie while the scene plays on the big screen.

At the beginning of the event, program coordinator Alice Affleck said that the event had a larger number of people present than were at the inaugural session. Affleck said that only three people showed up for the first session, while 22 people showed for December 1 event.

The event’s $5 cover charge was reimbursed to those who participated in a round of Movie-oke.

The audience was comprised mainly of students from a number of different schools, including Villanova, Arcadia and Eastern.

One of the highlights of the night was a performance of Old School by Mike and Chris of Arcadia. Also, Penny and Julia of Villanova wowed the audience with a scene from Working Girl, and James and Dustin of Villanova aroused the audience with a scene from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

A few performers switched things up by improvising lines for their scenes.

The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, located at 824 West Lancaster Avenue, continually tries to get the public to experience movies in new ways. Movie-oke is just one of the events that the Bryn Mawr holds to accomplish this.

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