New Queen Concert Film Coming to IMAX

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Written By Pinang Driod

Queen fans will get the chance to witness a concert from the band’s heyday on the big screen thanks to the upcoming film Queen Rock Montreal. The film premieres in IMAX theaters for a limited run beginning January 18th, 2024.

Billed as “a larger-than-life, front-row immersive experience,” Queen Rock Montreal consists of footage from two 1981 performances at Montreal’s 18,000-seat Forum. These recordings have now been remastered and tailored specifically for the IMAX screen, complete with 12-channel surround sound, crystal-clear images, and customized theater geometry. With many of their biggest hits on the setlist, the film captures Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon performing at the height of their fame.

“I don’t think we quite realized it at the time, but this film has preserved one of the highest peaks in Queen’s touring life, on stage in the old glory days,” May said in a press release. “The director [Saul Swimmer] was very much focused on Freddie, and this now stands as probably the most precious intimate capture ever of Mr. Mercury at his full awesome power.”

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Meanwhile, Taylor added simply: “Enjoy. We were young!”

See the trailer for Queen Rock Montreal below.

Queen, along with lead vocalist Adam Lambert, just wrapped up their North American “Rhapsody Tour.” See photos of the Baltimore kickoff here.

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