IMAX AND PATHÉ LIVE EXTEND THEATRICAL GLOBAL RUN OF
“QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL” DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Additional Showtimes Now Available, Exclusively in IMAX® Theatres
IMAX and Pathé Live in partnership with Mercury Studios and Queen Films announced today that the global four-day release of “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL” will be extended exclusively in IMAX theatres, as a result of the record-breaking $4.1M global IMAX box office result, representing the biggest IMAX exclusive event opening ever.
This exclusive presentation of the historic 1981 live concert is a window into Queen in their most unalloyed form, giving audiences a larger-than-life, front-row immersive experience. “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL” was digitally re-mastered for the first time into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, including 12-channel surround sound, crystal-clear images, and IMAX’s customized theatre geometry. Rock & roll royalty Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon take to the stage in a historic and exhilarating performance of their greatest hits including “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “Under Pressure,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “We Are The Champions,” and additional songs from popular album The Game including “Dragon Attack,” “Play the Game,” and more. Executive producers include Geoff Kempin and Alice Webb for Mercury Studios and Jim Beach and Matilda Beach for Queen Films.
“It’s so wonderful to know that all these years later so many people want to experience the original band that I am so proud to have been a part of,” said Roger Taylor. “What a blast…it felt like actually being on the stage!”
“Experiencing ‘QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL’ in IMAX is like stepping into a time machine — it’s an opportunity to see the band perform their most iconic hits in a visceral, immediate way I thought was no longer possible,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “The way this film was shot and now restored and presented in IMAX is truly awe-inspiring, and second only to being there in the house back in ’81.”
“QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL” was initially released in over 500 IMAX locations globally for four days only, beginning January 18. Additional showtimes will now extend the IMAX-exclusive run until Thursday, February 1. Participating territories include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Argentina, and Mexico, to name a few. For a list of theatres and to purchase tickets please visit IMAX.COM/QUEEN.