Twentieth Century Fox revealed on Wednesday that a singalong version of the Golden Globe-winning Bohemian Rhapsody will be screening in select theatres this Friday (Jan. 11), for one night only.
The smash-hit Queen biopic will play at more than 750 cinemas across Canada and the U.S. over the weekend. The screenings will allow the audience to sing-along with some of their favourite Queen songs while enjoying the movie.
Lyrics will appear on-screen making it almost like a gigantic karaoke party. The best part? No one can get kicked out for channelling their inner Freddie Mercury.
All songs from the film’s score will play throughout the film, so from Radio Ga Ga to We Will Rock You or Hammer to Fall to Bohemian Rhapsody itself, it will truly be an event not to be missed.
Chris Aronson, president of Fox, issued an official statement on Wednesday morning.
“We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to see this outstanding Golden Globe-winning film, featuring Rami Malek’s amazing Golden Globe-winning performance in theatres all over the U.S. and Canada in both its original form and in a never-before-experienced singalong version,” he said.
After two months of screenings, Bohemian Rhapsody continues to dominate the box office. It officially became the most popular and highest-grossing biopic to date, making more than US$735 million.
The news of a singalong version went viral almost immediately. Shortly after, many moviegoers were awaiting on an international announcement, holding high hopes to join in on the fun.
“The Bohemian Rhapsody singalong acting as if I don’t scream the words every time I go?” wrote one fan.
The film was a project years in the making and fully endorsed by former Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The two attended the Golden Globes with Rami Malek, who won the Golden Globe award for best actor, thanks to his portrayal of the legendary Mercury.
The film also took home the Globe for best film drama, beating the likes of Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman and A Star is Born (2018).
Bohemian Rhapsody has seemingly become an instant classic among moviegoers and dedicated Queen fans alike.
Global News contacted Cineplex, and a company representative confirmed that it has no plans to screen the singalong version of Bohemian Rhapsody in any of its theatres. It’s unclear as of this writing which theatres in Canada will screen the singalong.
For screenings in your city/town, please check your local listings.
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