Movieoke

Word Spy’s latest neologism is movieoke. They cite this Reuters article:

The brainchild of film-fanatic Anastasia Fite, Movieoke is just what it sounds like: a chance for those brave enough to take over from Robert De Niro in his “You talkin’ to me?” monologue in “Taxi Driver,” or to strut their stuff alongside Ben Stiller in “Zoolander.”

The weekly affair takes place in the Den of Cin, a basement space below an East Village pizza parlor and video store that offers a huge selection of films to act along with.

Guests select a specific scene from a movie that is then projected onto a big screen, while a monitor in front of them shows the scene along with subtitled dialogue.


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