Pre-registration required; COVID-19 prevention guidelines will be observed at this event.

The Union County Freeholders invite Union County residents to attend a free outdoor, drive-up screening of the Freddie Mercury bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody, hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs in honor LGBTQ History Month.

Due to the weather, the original screening date of October 16 has been moved to Sunday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 PM at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

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Spots are still available for the registration-only event. To register and reserve a spot online visit

Bohemian Rhapsody traces the story of lead singer Freddie Mercury and the legendary British rock band Queen, leading up to a history-making performance at the Live Aid global fundraising event in 1985.

“Now more than ever, it is important to celebrate the diversity that builds a strong, inclusive community,” said Freeholder Chair Al Mirabella. “The Freeholder Board is proud to honor icons like Freddie Mercury, who while privately battling an AIDS diagnosis played a key role in the fight to end the epidemic and increase LGBTQ visibility and acceptance.”

One registration is required per car (not per person). Due to space limitations, registration for Bohemian Rhapsody will be on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees must bring their own snacks and drinks. There will not be any food or drink available for purchase.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, no walk-ups or bikes are permitted. Vehicles will be arranged at least 6 feet apart for social distancing. Attendees must stay in their vehicles unless using the port-o-johns (masks required for port-o-johns).

No chairs, stools or other seating outside the vehicle is permitted.