Just a reminder that this Friday we’re screening Bohemian Rhapsody at the War Memorial Hall. Sales have been brisk but some tickets are still available online or in person at the Chorleywood Bookshop and on the door – if any are still available. Tickets: £6.
This Oscar winning drama, celebrating Queen and Freddie Mercury traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Having reached unparalled success, Freddie suddenly decides to leave to pursue a solo career as his lifestyle spirals out of control. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of his former colleagues, Freddie manages to reunite the band just in time to give one of the greatest performances in rock history at Live Aid in 1985. The performance cements Queen’s legacy and continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers, Aidan Gillen, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Ben Hardy and Gwilym Lee.
“Dazzlingly captures an era, a man and the universal quest for identity.”
Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
“The film has a secret weapon: Rami Malek. As Mercury he is spectacular.”
Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
“Isn’t quite a killer queen…but there’s no denying it DOES have a kind of magic.”
Matthew Bond, The Mail on Sunday
Bohemian Rhapsody (Cert.12 : 134 mins : moderate sex & drug references, infrequent strong language) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road this Friday (17th May). The doors and bar open at 7.30p.m and the programme begins at 8.00p.m.