‘Queen Rock Montreal’ IMAX Film To Receive Extended Run

Queen’s Brian May – Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

IMAX and Pathé Live in partnership with Mercury Studios and Queen Films have announced that the global four-day release of Queen Rock Montreal will be extended exclusively in IMAX theaters.

The news comes as a result of record-breaking $4.1M global IMAX box office sales, representing the biggest IMAX exclusive event opening ever.

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 theater geometry.

Queen—rock and 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, Mexico, and more.

For a list of theaters and to purchase tickets visit Queen’s official IMAX website.

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