SUMMIT, NJ - Union County residents are invited to a free outdoor, drive-up screening of the Freddie Mercury biopic 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, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus.
Spots are still available for the registration-only event. To register and reserve a spot online visit tinyurl.com/DriveUpMovie.
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 vehicles is permitted.
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 1985 global fundraising event in 1985.
“The LGBTQ movement for equality stands on the shoulders of our early heroes and icons, and their bravery and visibility is inspiring leaders of today,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “LGBTQ visibility sheds light on important issues impacting the LGBTQ community. Bohemian Rhapsody is centered in the public health AIDS epidemic. Presenting the film while in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic draws attention to the increased challenges LGBTQ people face everyday accessing health care.”
This drive-up film screening is organized by the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs in collaboration with the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development, was established by the Freeholder Board in 2018 and is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.
The Office of LGBTQ Affairs provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.
For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury at 908-527-4742 or email@example.com or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.
The Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus is located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.