Union County, NJ – Union County residents are invited 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. The screening will take place on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 PM at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.
In case of rain the event will be held on Sunday, October 18.
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.
Reservations are required to secure a spot for the free drive-up screening. The online reservation form is available at 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 the vehicle is permitted.
“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.